Riga Congress

                         26th World Congress on Dance Research
                                      "Rapprochement of Cultures"
                                       Riga, Latvia, 12-16 July 2010


    CID Congresses are the largest gatherings 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.

They are attended by hundreds of specialists from dozens of countries.

 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 and Science, the Municipality of Riga, Riga Teacher Training and Educational Management Academy and the National UNESCO Commission.

    The congress is organized by the Riga Section of CID-UNESCO, in collaboration with the International Dance Council CID. It is placed within International Year for the Rapprochement of Cultures, declared by the United Nations and entrusted to UNESCO.

 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.

-  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 among colleagues in view of international cooperation projects.

     Submitting a presentation (research report, lecture-demonstration, class, performance, and exhibition) is optional. For each presentation a text must be sent before 15 June 2010.

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. Please make arrangements as early as possible.

 Congress registrations: Riga Section CID-UNESCO, Imantas 7. līnija, l, Rīga, LV-1083, Latvia; tel. +37167808032, fax: +371 67808034




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-  The International Dance Council (CID) is the official umbrella organization for all forms of dance in all countries of the world.

-  It is a non-profit non-governmental organization founded in 1973 within the UNESCO headquarters in Paris.

-  It is a worldwide forum bringing together international, national and local organizations as well as select individuals active in dance.

-  It represents the art of dance in general and advises the UNESCO, national and local government agencies, international organizations and institutions.

-  UNESCO is the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization.



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