CID - 18th World Congress on Dance Research
From: "International Dance Council - CID"
Date: Wed, May 12, 2004 7:59 am
World Congress on Dance Research
Argos, Greece, 3-7 November 2004
This is the largest gathering of dance specialists world-wide,
the best opportunity to showcase one's work to a select
audience of professionals, scholars and organizers.
Last year more than 400 specialists from 40 countries
of the 5 continents had registered.
All forms of dance are represented.
There are no invited speakers
Strictly non-profit - none
of the organizers receives a fee.
18th annual Congress on Dance Research is jointly organized
by IOFA Greece and the International Dance Council CID-UNESCO,
in collaboration with the Municipality of Argos and
the national Greek Dances Theatre "Dora Stratou".
It is held under the auspices of the Ministry of Culture
and the Ministry of Education. The Minister of Education
has accepted to open the Congress.
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- Presentation and discussion of original
- Lecture-demonstrations, classes, video
- Performances by selected dance companies.
- Teaching of dances encountered during
- Exhibitions and sales of books, records,
pictures, costumes, accessories etc.
- Groups of villagers executing their own
- Visits to places of special interest,
such as dance schools, museums, ensembles etc.
- Evenings where congress participants dance
with music by local musicians.
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intended primarily for professionals, it is at the same
time a participatory event, facilitating contacts with
colleagues, informal discussions and individual initiative.
Working languages are English and Greek.
reports, proposals for lectures, classes, performances
or exhibitions must be sent before 15 September 2004
for reviewing by the Scientific Committee. Presenting
a report, a lecture-demonstration or a performance is
for World Congress participants
participants receive a confirmation letter which can
be used to obtain financing and/or visa. Upon check-in
conferees receive their badge (to wear at all times),
a folder containing the detailed program, the proceedings
and other information material. Payment of CID membership
fee (55 euros) and Congress registration (60 euros,
students 30 euros) can be made by check or bank transfer.
No other fee is charged.
a physical demonstration of a dance or a teaching technique,
time allowed is 30 minutes.
lecture-demonstration can include film, video or slides
projection, with or without oral commentary by the presenter.
Presenters use the language of their choice, without
translation. Time allowed is 30 minutes. Please submit
details: title, short accompanying text, duration, name
and address of presenter, equipment required.
or ensembles can ask for time (20 minutes) for a performance
productions and other material can be exhibited or sold.
The organizers assist exhibitors but do not assume responsibility.
Please specify minimum wall and floor space required.
the complete text (by diskette or email, as well as
in printed form) before 15 September 2004 to be reviewed
and included in the proceedings. The proceedings are
published as a book or CD-ROM before the Congress and
will be available to participants free of charge. Reports
must be up to 5,000 words, including: title, name of
author, text divided into numbered sections: abstract,
introduction, sub-sections, notes, references, short
presentation of the author. Save your text as "Plain
text format"; for symbols other than the alphabet,
pictures or tables please consult us. Each author is
allowed 30 minutes for brief oral comments (not reading
the printed text), including time for questions by the
papers submitted may have as topics:
Research conducted according to scientific
methodology (ethnographic, sociological, historical,
pedagogical, psychological, medical etc.)
- Presentation of unpublished information
on dance as related to other topics such as music, costume,
- Organizational, artistic, social, scientific,
educational, economic and other approaches based on
- The dilemma: Fidelity to historical truth
of reports, lecture-demonstrations, exhibitions and
video projections take place at 9.30-15.30 hours. Dance
performances or classes take place every evening at
18.30-23.00 hours, then participants usually dance with
advise you to book a flight to Athens on Tuesday 3 November.
Hotel accommodation can be arranged by the official
travel agency at reduced prices: approximately 20 euros
a day (in double-bed room) or 25 euros (single-bed room).
Argos is a historical town with many important sites,
90 minutes drive to the south of Athens.
Dance Council - CID, UNESCO, Paris
Secretariat: Dance Theater "Dora Stratou",
Scholiou 8, Plaka, GR-10558 Athens, Greece; tel. (30)210.324.6188,