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
focused on contacts with colleagues and informal discussions.
All forms of dance are represented.
Strictly non-profit. Not to be confused with festivals, workshops,
competitions or open conferences.
The 10-hours-a-day program includes:
- Research reports (papers) are presented and discussed
on original subjects
- Classes, where teachers give a demonstration of their
- 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 Piraeus 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 is optional. Absentee presenters
can register also; their presentations will be included in the
program and in the proceedings website 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.
- 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