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21st World Congress on Dance Research "Dancers without frontiers"

21st World Congress on Dance Research
"Dancers without frontiers"
Athens, Greece, 5-9 September 2007


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, journalists and organizers.
Last year, 700 specialists from 64 countries took part.
All forms of dance are represented. Strictly non-profit. Not to be confused with festivals, workshops, competitions or open conferences.
Under the auspices of the Ministry of Culture, the Ministry of Education, the Municipality of Athens and the National UNESCO Commission.

The congress is organized by the Dora Stratou Dance Theater and the Greek Section IOFA, in collaboration with the International Dance Council CID. Its theme is in accordance with the Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions adopted by the UNESCO General Conference.

The program includes:
- Presentation and discussion of original research reports (papers)
- Classes, lecture-demonstrations, video projections
- Performances by dance companies, duos or solos
- Exhibitions and sale of books, records, pictures, costumes, accessories etc.
- Visits to places of special interest, such as dance schools, museums, sites etc.
- Evenings where members can discuss in a relaxed setting.

While intended primarily for professionals, it is at the same time a trade fair and a participatory event, facilitating contacts with colleagues, informal discussions and individual initiative.

Submitting a presentation (research report, lecture-demonstration, class, performance, exhibition, projection) is optional. For each presentation a text must be sent before 30 July 2007.
Absentee delegates can register also; their presentations will appear in the printed program and will be included in the proceedings.

To apply for a visa and/or financial assistance, registered participants receive an official certificate of registration signed by the President of CID. Please make arrangements as early as possible.

Congress Secretariat: Dora Stratou Dance Theater, Scholiou 8, Plaka, GR-10558 Athens, Greece; tel. (30)210.324.6188, fax (30)210.324.6921

CID Circular - May 2007

CID Circular - May 2007



1. Professorships in the Study of Culture
Call for applications for two positions of Junior Professor in the Study of Culture at a university in Germany.

2. Festival in Nepal
International Folk Festival in Nepal 30 May to 08 June 2008.

3. Funding by the European Union
The Dora Stratou Dance Theatre is looking for serious partners from European countries to implement projects funded by the European Union. Cultural organizations from Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Turkey and Croatia have preference. The Theatre has a 20 years experience in such projects.

4. 21st World Dance Congress
Professionals from all horizons are invited to the official gathering of dance specialists, the biggest in the world. 700 conferees from 64 countries took part last year, 1000 are expected 5-9 September 2007 in Plaka, the picturesque old town of Athens under the Acropolis. If you are not able to attend you can register and send your work to be presented:
www.orchesis-portal.org/cdr

5. Masters courses funding
European Union funded scholarships for nationals of all countries participating in Masters courses, as well as scholarships for EU-nationals studying at universities throughout the world.

6. Discount to members
The Dora Stratou Dance Theatre offers to CID members up to 35% discount on its books, CDs, DVDs etc.: www.grdance.org

7. University summer course, Lisbon, Portugal
Intensive 2 weeks programme 16-27 July 2007 in: Contemporary dance, Creative practice, Ball-room dance, Well-being techniques, Pilates, Repertoire workshop, Dance and visual arts, Site-specific dance, Portuguese folk dance, Portuguese dance and culture.

8. International Folklore Prize, Sicily, Italy
24-26 August 2007.

9. Dancers wanted, Montreal, Canada
International company is urgently seeking male and female contemporary dancers for a new production in Macau. Two year contract. Requirements: Dancers from any and all contemporary dance backgrounds; Forsythe/Kylian-style movement qualities, an asset; 18 years and up.

10. Christian dance conference
Open invitation to the conference and workshops to take place in Florence, Italy, 25-27 May 2007. All dance forms: from Prophetic dance to Holy hip hop, from modern/jazz to Spontaneous Worship dance.

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

12. Who's Who in Dance
Check your free listing at www.cid-unesco.org; describe your activities in detail to enable others to find you for professional engagements.

13. Visiting Researcher Fellowships
The Dora Stratou Dance Theatre in Athens invites scholars to apply for a research fellowship. The Theatre enjoys an established reputation as a research institution since 1953, with a large library, extensive archives, numerous publications and funded research programs.