Pearl anniversary: 30 years, 50 Congresses!

50th World Congress on Dance Research

Athens, Greece, 5-9 July 2017

The International Dance Council CID

The official message for
Dance Day
29 April 2017

This year the International Dance Council CID joins forces with the World Food Program WFP to create Dance to Zero Hunger, a project promoting healthy eating through dance and education. WFP offers meals to 80 million people in 80 countries:

Healthy eating and dance go hand in hand in encouraging a healthy lifestyle. We want to promote food security and Zero Hunger in all countries.

Schools will create small dance programs for children to realize the importance of food security and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Young dancers will have the opportunity to follow training and be certified after completing 150 hours of dance classes.

Participating schools will create choreography focusing on the importance of food security and achieving zero hunger, that will be showcased in celebrations of International Dance Day (29 April) and World Food Day (16 October). WPF, CID and UNESCO will launch their partnership with a media campaign and an event in Paris.

The project will promote food security, educate children about the importance of healthy eating, provide vocational opportunities and advocate for achieving zero hunger, through dance.

Alkis Raftis
President of the International Dance Council

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1. The official message for Dance Day is mailed to over 100,000 dance professionals in 200 countries. It is translated to dozens of languages. Please ask for a translation, or translate the message to the language of your country; send it to dance organizations and the media. You can find guidelines and previous messages at

2. World Dance Day, every year on 29 April, established in 1982 by CID, aims at attracting attention to the art of dance. It is celebrated by millions of dancers around the globe. On that day, dance companies, dance schools, organizations and individuals, professionals as well as amateurs, organize an activity addressing an audience different from their usual one.

– The International Dance Council CID is the official organization for all forms of dance in all countries of the world.

– Its members are the most prominent federations, associations, schools, companies and individuals in more than 170 countries.

– CID was founded in 1973 within the UNESCO headquarters in Paris, where it is based.

– CID is official partner of UNESCO, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization.


International Dance Council – Conseil International de la Danse 
CID c/o UNESCO, 1 rue Miollis, FR-75732 Paris 15, France
Tel. +33 1 4568 4953               Mob. +33 6 1155 3111

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47th World Congress on Dance Research

Dear friends and colleagues!

          We are glad to invite you to the World Congress on Dance Research, to be held              1 – 5 November 2016  in Saint-Petersburg, Russia.

The Congress is organized by the Saint-Petersburg Section of CID–UNESCO.

The program includes: scientific papers, lectures, workshops, video presentations, exhibitions, performances.

We welcome specialists in cultural studies, art historians, psychologists, sociologists, anthropologists, philosophers, theologists, medics, choreographers, dance teachers, dance therapists, dance film directors and professionals representing all forms of dance from all over the world.

The World Congress on Dance Research is a best opportunity for professionals and choreography amateurs to show their high level and share their research and methodology in dance.

It is a great chance for dancers from around the world to join the CID family.

All Congress material presented will be published.

Special cultural program for Congress participants includes visiting the Mariinsky theatre, the Hermitage Museum, dance therapy centers and exemplary dance studios of Saint-Petersburg.

Congress Topics:

1) The preservation of intangible cultural heritage. The problems of dance notion

2) The philosophy of dance

3) Creative projects presentation

4) Amateurs and professionals. Forms of interaction

5) Dance – harmony of music, motion and image

6) Artistic education or art-therapy?  Innovative methods

7) Patronage of art. History and the present

8) Health-keeping technologies

9)Students – power of art

10)Semiotics of dance culture

11)Lingvo – dance

Send application to:

Application 47th World Dance Congress CID at UNESCO

Contacts for participants and mass media:

President of Saint-Petersburg Section CID at UNESCO:

Ms. Aelita Kondratova     +7(921) 936-98-28

Looking forward to seeing you in St. Petersburg!