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International Dance Council CID

1. CID General Assembly
The CID General Assembly and Conference will take place at the Imperial Mint, Istanbul, Turkey, Saturday 14 April 2007 at 09.30 hours. All members are invited to attend.

2. New book: Orientalist dance
The album "Orientalist dance. Paintings and travellers' accounts" has just been published. A 236 page full-colour album 28 x 20 cm, including 58 plates and 43 accounts by travellers from the 12th to the 19th century. It contains rare documents and pictures revealing for the first time the real history of dance in the Middle East.

3. Research Congress in Turkey
In Urgup, Cappadocia, from 28 May to 01 June 2007, the Municipality invites dance researchers to the European Dance Research Congress, in cooperation with CID.

4. Ballet Competition in Florida
In July of 2007, for dancers, choreographers, teachers and coaches from all over the world. Cash prizes of over $62,000, including a “Grand Prix” award of $10,000.

5. Choreographers' Showcase" in Edinburgh, Scotland
Five performances as part of the Edinburgh Festival 6-11 August 2007. Performances by outstanding choreographers.

6. Competition for choreographers in Germany
Taking place 7-8 April 2007. Prizes between 6,000 and 10,000 euros.

7. University dance ensembles, Turkey
University dance ensembles are invited to a festival near Adana 29 April to 5 May 2007.

8. Awards for dance movies
Commissions of 8,000 to 50,000 US dollars for the creation of works for the screen by or with a choreographer.

9. Artistic director for a national ballet company
Fixed-term appointment. All interested regardless of age, gender, race, religion or ethnic nationality are encouraged to apply.

10. Studies on Southeastern Europe
Travel and conference grants, dissertation and postdoctoral fellowships, research on Southeast European languages.

11. Grants for the performing arts
Awarded to artists from Asia for study in the USA, to Americans engaged in Asia and to arts organizations and educational institutions. Supporting cultural exchange between Asia and the United States in the performing and visual arts.

12. Performing arts grants
10,000 US dollars to artists, financial support of $5,000 for the purchase of equipment, creation of promotional materials, and hiring of assistants. 2,500 or less to help artists travel to attend conferences.

13. Festival in Cuba
The 13th Festival "Los dias de la danza" will take place in Havana 20-29 April 2007. Open to artists from all countries.

14. Platform for Choreographers in Portugal
Choreographers or companies are welcome to submit their projects to the Platform and/or the Video-Dance Showcase. Deadline 10 March 2007.

15. CID Virtual Library
More than 300 books on dance and 30 magazines are included in the CID Virtual Library. You can find them at: www.cid-unesco.org/html/virtual_library.html Their authors or editors are CID members - they can be contacted directly for information.