20th World Congress on Dance Research
"International Dance Council
Wed, May 24, 2006
World Congress on Dance Research
"Promotion of diversity"
CID Circular - June 2006
Athens, Greece, 25-29 October 2006
This is the largest gathering of dance specialists world-wide,
the best opportunity to showcase one's work to a wide audience of practitioners,
dance teachers, choreographers, researchers, critics and organizers.
Average attendance is 400 specialists from 40 countries every year.
This year we expect 1000 conferees for a grand celebration of the 20th
anniversary, making it by far the largest dance congress ever.
Performances will take place at a 3500-seat
covered stadium by the sea built for the
2004 Olympic Games.
All forms of dance are represented. Strictly non-profit. Not to
be confused with festivals, workshops, or open conferences.
Under the auspices of the Ministry of Culture and the Municipalities
of Athens and Palio Faliro.
The Congress is organized by IOFA Greece and the Dora Stratou Dance
Theater, in collaboration with the International Dance Council
Its theme is in accordance with
the "Convention on the Protection
and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural
Expressions" adopted on 20 October
2005 by the UNESCO General Conference.
The program includes:
- Presentation and
discussion of original research reports.
- Classes, lecture-demonstrations,
video projections, discussions.
- Performances by
selected dance companies.
- Exhibitions and
sales of books, records, pictures, costumes,
- Visits to places
of special interest, such as dance schools,
museums, sites etc.
- Evenings where conferees
can dance with music by local musicians.
While intended primarily for professionals, it is at the same time
a participatory event, facilitating contacts with colleagues, informal
discussions and individual initiative.
Presenting a contribution (research report, lecture-demonstration,
class, performance, exhibition) is optional. Proposals must be
sent before 15 September 2006.
To apply for a visa and/or financial assistance, registered participants
receive an official letter of confirmation signed by the President
CID Circular - June 2006
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1. Call for contributions
- 20th World Dance Congress
Papers, performances and other contributions to be presented at
the 20th World Congress on Dance Research,
Athens, Greece, 25-29 October 2006. Contributions
can be: papers containing results of original
research, performances, classes, presentations,
videos, exhibitions. Registered conferees
can apply for financial assistance to
cover travel expenses.
2. Festival in Punjab,
Dates 26 October to 05 November 2006. The organizers invite ensembles
from all countries; they cover accommodation
and full board plus sightseeing.
3. Festival in Malta
For folk groups up to 30 persons; 26 December 2006 to 02 January
2007. Cash prizes 3500, 2300 and 1000
4. Festival in Algeria
Folk festival, 7-17 July 2006, invites groups urgently through
agent. Groups of up to 30 persons, with
5. Mediterranean folk
festival in Cyprus
Ensembles of up to 30 persons from all Mediterranean countries
are invited to a festival-competition
in Larnaca, 26-28 November 2006. Applications
with a DVD or VHS. Prizes of 2000, 1500
and 1000 Cyprus pounds.
For more information:
Web site: www.cid-unesco.org;