37th World Congress on Dance Research
Athens, Greece, 2-6 July 2014
CID congresses are the largest gatherings of dance specialists world-wide, the best opportunity to showcase one's work to a wide audience of practitioners, dance teachers, choreographers, researchers, journalists, organizers and suppliers. Approximately 400 conferees from 40 countries of the 5 continents attend each congress.
Intended primarily for professionals, the Congress is a scientific conference, a trade fair and a participatory event, facilitating contacts with colleagues and informal discussions.
All forms of dance are represented. Strictly non-profit. Not to be confused with festivals, workshops, competitions, forums or open conferences. There are no observers or invited guests, only registered participants can attend the morning sessions; spectators can attend the evening performances only.
The 10-hours-a-day program includes:
- Research reports (papers) are presented and discussed among peers
- Lectures on original subjects resulting from long experience
- Classes, where teachers give a short demonstration of their method
- Performances by dance companies, duos or solos
- Video projections presenting choreographies or full performances
- Exhibitions and sale of books, records, pictures, costumes, accessories etc.
- Evenings where members can discuss in a relaxed setting or dance to local music.
- Visits to places of special interest, such as dance schools, museums, sites etc.
This congress is organized by the Athens and Pireus Sections of CID as well as the national Dora Stratou Dance Theater. It is under the auspices of the Ministry of Culture, the National UNESCO Commission, as well as the Mayor of Athens.
Submitting a presentation (research report, lecture-demonstration, class, performance, exhibition, projection) is optional. For each presentation a text must be submitted to the Scientific Committee.
Absentee presenters can register also; their presentations will be included in the program and in the proceedings. The proceedings website is visited by tens of thousands of dance professionals all over the world.
To apply for a visa and/or financial assistance, registered participants receive an official certificate.
For more information, visit the Congress and CID websites: http://cid-portal.org/cdr/athens2014/ and http://www.cid-portal.org/cdr
The International Dance Council CID is the official umbrella organization for all forms of dance in all countries of the world. CID is recognized by UNESCO, national and local governments, international organizations and institutions. Its members are the most prominent federations, associations, schools, companies and individuals in more than 160 countries. CID was founded in 1973 within the UNESCO headquarters in Paris, where it is based.
UNESCO is the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization.
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