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    International Dance Council CID April 11, 2006, 1:31 p.m. (Message 45007)

    20th World Congress on Dance Research
                                                  "Promotion of diversity"
                                          Athens, Greece, 25-29 October 2006
        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, critics and organizers.
    Average attendance is 400 specialists from 40 countries every year. This 
    year we expect 1000 conferees for a grand celebration of the 20th 
    anniversary, making it by far the largest dance congress ever. Performances 
    will take place at a 3500-seat covered stadium by the sea built for the 2004 
    Olympic Games.
    All forms of dance are represented. Strictly non-profit. Not to be confused 
    with festivals, workshops, or open conferences.
    Under the auspices of the Ministry of Culture and the Municipality of 
       This year's Congress is jointly organized by IOFA Greece and the Dora 
    Stratou Dance Theater, in collaboration with the International Dance Council 
    CID, UNESCO. Its theme is in accordance with the "Convention on the 
    Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions" adopted 
    on 20 October 2005 by the UNESCO General Conference.
    The program includes:
    -  Presentation and discussion of original research reports.
    -  Classes, lecture-demonstrations, video projections, discussions.
    -  Performances by selected dance companies.
    -  Exhibitions and sales of books, records, pictures, costumes, accessories 
    -  Visits to places of special interest, such as dance schools, museums, 
    sites etc.
    -  Evenings where conferees can dance with music by local musicians.
        While intended primarily for professionals, it is at the same time a 
    participatory event, facilitating contacts with colleagues, informal 
    discussions and individual initiative.
        Presenting a contribution (research report, lecture-demonstration, 
    class, performance, exhibition) is optional. Proposals must be sent before 
    15 September 2006.
       To apply for a visa and/or financial assistance, registered participants 
    receive an official letter of confirmation signed by the President of CID. 
    Please make arrangements as early as possible.
    Congress Secretariat: Dance Theater "Dora Stratou", Scholiou 8, Plaka, 
    GR-10558 Athens, Greece; tel. (30)210.324.6188, fax (30)210.324.6921;

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