The CID Circular

2024

 

 

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  1. Forthcoming events

Angeliki World Festival, Athens, Greece, 3-5 June 2024

World Dance and Diversity Festival, Secaucus, NJ, USA, 22 June 2024

Dance World Cup, Montreal, Canada, 30 June to 5 July 2024

World Congress of Dance Research, Athens, Greece, 3-7 July 2024

World Festival of Indian Dance, Athens, Greece, 15-17 July 2024

Anapale World Festival, Athens, Greece, 22-24 July 2024

Emmeleia World Festival, Athens, Greece, 23-25 September 2024

Register now to have time for visa. Contact CID if you plan to organize a truly international event.

  1. Work for the CID

The CID needs help in informing dance professionals. You can work from home, any hours, in your language or other languages.

  1. Protect yourself from suspicious messages

– Does the sender’s address end in @CID-world.org ?

– Is the sender using your full name and country ?

– Is the event or service proposed announced by the CID ?

– Is the sender listed in the Global Directory ?

When in doubt forward the message to us, we will let you know.

  1. Diplomas, qualifications and other titles

Many private organizations offer a diploma stating that one is a dance teacher. To check if a diploma is recognized in your country, ask a lawyer or a government office.

  1. Masked dances

The Finistere Section of the CID launches a study project on masked dancing. Write to us if you are interested to take part.

Send your events to be posted at  www.Panorama.CID-world.org

The CID Circular is sent every month to CID Members and 35,000 other dance professionals in 200 countries.

Validate your address at  www.CID-world.org/gdd

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The CID Circular                                                    April 2024

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  1. Forthcoming events
    Angeliki World Festival, Athens, Greece, 3-5 June 2024
    World Dance and Diversity Festival, Secaucus, NJ, USA, 22 June 2024
    Dance World Cup, Montreal, Canada, 30 June to 5 July 2024
    World Congress of Dance Research, Athens, Greece, 3-7 July 2024
    World Festival of Indian Dance, Athens, Greece, 15-17 July 2024
    Anapale World Festival, Athens, Greece, 22-24 July 2024
    Emmeleia World Festival, Athens, Greece, 23-25 September 2024

Other events will follow. Register now to have time for visa.

02. Dance Day 29 April
Visit the official website www.DanceDay.CID-world.org   to find ideas for your event. CID founded Dance Day and offered it to the world. Ignore those trying to highjack Dance Day – it belongs to all dancers and is not connected to any particular organization, choreographer or form of dance.

03. A legendary ballerina
Following an old tradition, ballet dancers leave their worn pointe shoes on the grave of Marie Taglioni in Paris, as a tribute to their first colleague to perform on pointes (in 1832 dancing La sylphide at the Paris Opéra). Her life, with very rare engravings available for the first time (recommended to ballet students) is at www.Raftis.org

04. New CID Sections
Rutherford Section CID, New Jersey, USA. President: Ms. Archana Athalye
Veigy Section CID, Haute-Savoie, France. President: Ms. Melina Hassani

The total number of CID Sections is now 88. Members wishing to open the CID Section of their city please write to the Secretariat.

  1. The International Certification
    shows that your school is serious, offering a diploma recognized in all countries. Your students will be happy to have it. Free of charge to CID members.

06. Online seminars by the Paris Section CID
Etruscan dance and its relationship with Mediterranean culture. Saturday 20 April 2024 at 17:00 Paris time, by Dr Elisa Anzellotti; in French with English translation.
Dance in the Bible. References. Saturday 18 May 2024 at 17:00 Paris time, by Ms Nfa Virginie Pastor; in French with English translation.

07. Articles on dance
Do you like reading on dance? Visit the online library at http://Writings.Raftis.org Send your own articles to be posted.

Send your events to be posted at www.Panorama.CID-world.org

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01. Dance Day 29 April
Prepare your event for Dance Day, visit the official website www.DanceDay.CID-world.org CID has founded Dance Day and offered it to the world. Ignore those trying to highjack Dance Day – it belongs to all dancers and is not connected to any particular organization, choreographer or form of dance

02. UNESCO Prize for Girls’ and Women’s Education
Two award of 50,000 US dollars each. Nominations deadline is 24 May 2024. CID can nominate candidates if contacted before 14 May 2024. www.unesco.org/en/prizes/girls-womens-education

03. Persian dance
Teleconferences on Sunday 7 Avril 2024 in English. Free of charge, ask for the link. A graceful, ancient dance, very little known.           www.Persia.Raftis.org/events/

04. Free online seminars by the Paris Section CID
        1. “Orchesis as a therapeutic art. Three goddesses: Athena, Aphrodite, Artemis” on Sunday 24 March at 16:00 Paris time; in English with French translation. By Prof. Dr. Anna Lazou, Laboratory of Philosophy and Art , Study Group of Ancient Orchesis

        2. “The Church in the Middle Ages. From sacred dance to sacrilegious dance” on Saturday 6 April at 17:00 Paris time, in French with English translation. By Dr. Catherine Ingrassia, specialist in Medieval dance.           www.ParisSectionCID.org

05. 27th General Assembly of the CID
Most probable time and place is Monday 16 December 2024 at Palais de l’UNESCO in Paris – to be confirmed in September.

06. Oriental belly dance
or Middle Eastern dance or Orientalist dance has over 6,000 professionals listed in the Global Dance Directory at www.CID-world.org/gdd Check if your listing is correct and send changes.

07. Ballet schools
Since training in classical ballet takes many years School Directors are advised that the International Certification can go up to Level 10.   www.CID-world.org/certification/

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The CID Circular                                            February 2024

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01. Forthcoming eventsAngeliki World Festival, Athens, Greece, 3-5 June 2024

Dance World Cup, Montreal, Canada, 30 June to 5 July 2024

World Congress of Dance Research, Athens, Greece, 3-7 July 2024

World Festival of Indian Dance, Athens, Greece, 15-17 July 2024

Anapale World Festival, Athens, Greece, 22-24 July 2024

Emmeleia World Festival, Athens, Greece, 23-25 September 2024

Other events will follow. Register now to have time for visa.

02. Books on dance
Some of the most interesting books on dance have been authored by CID Members. To obtain them read the list at http://Writings.Raftis.org/books-by-CID-members/ and write to us. Find also e-books and articles and send your own work to be promoted. Remember CID has 100 times more contacts in dance.

03. UNESCO Associated Schools
Schools offering the International Certification can join the UNESCO Associated Schools Network (ASPnet).

04. Visit CID at UNESCO
If you plan to travel to Paris visit CID at the UNESCO Headquarters, we will be glad to see you. Write for an appointment.

05. Dance Day 29 April
Prepare your event for Dance Day, visit the official website www.DanceDay.CID-world.org CID has founded Dance Day and offered it to the world, does not want to own it. Ignore those trying to highjack Dance Day, they just spread fake news. Dance Day belongs to all dancers and is not connected to any particular choreographer or form of dance.

06. Online seminar on Egyptian dance
“The great queens of Ancient Egypt (Dancing the goddesses)” on Saturday 24 February at 14:00 Paris time, in French, with the egyptologist Florence Quentin and Assia Guemra. Ask for the link.

07. Nominate a colleague
Make CID grow! Nominate worthy dance professionals for CID membership. Send us their name and email address, tell them about CID and ask them to contact us. They will owe you a favor.

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  1. Membership renewal
    CID membership expired on 31 December. Members who did not renew for 2024 appear as Former Member in the Global Dance Directory and do not enjoy the rights of membership.
  2. Three awards of 100,000 US dollars each
    for pedagogical innovations that enhance the effectiveness of teachers. Read guidelines and send urgently your nominations to CID for UNESCO Prizes for Teacher Development:

    unesco.org/en/prizes/teacher-development

    03. Two awards of 25,000 US dollars each
    Nominations are open for the UNESCO Prize for the Use of Information and Communication Technologies in Education. The theme is “Digital learning for greening education”. Read guidelines and send urgently your nominations to CID:

    unesco.org/ict-ed-prize/register

    04. Contacting CID
    Please send email (rather than through social media). Let us know if your email or postal address has changed, or your phone number. Call us through Skype (cid-president001) or WhatsApp +33 6 1155 3111.

    05. The UNESCO magazine free of charge
    The premier cultural publication in the world. Published in the 6 international languages: English, French, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, Russian. Ask us for the link to subscribe.

    06. Online seminars by the Paris Section
    Free of charge, part of the Dance and Spirituality program. Ask for the links.

    a) The Mystery of the Dove: Dancing the Holy Spirit, Saturday 27 January at 15:00 Paris time, in French and English.
    b) Dancing the Silence of God (Clandestine dances), Friday 9 February at 16:00 Paris time in French with English translation.

    07. Persian dance teleconferences
    17 Mars 2024 Persian dance in Farsi and 9 Avril 2024 Persian dance in English

    Free of charge, ask for the link. A graceful, ancient dance, very little known. Visit https://Persia.Raftis.org/

BRIEFING

International Certification

– Attracts more students to your school

– Shows your teaching is serious

– Motivates students to continue for the next level

– Brings back students who left years ago

– Is recognized all over the world

– Is free of charge to Members

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International Dance Council CID
CID, UNESCO, 1 rue Miollis FR-75732 Paris 15, France

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The CID Circular                                            December 2023

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01. Forthcoming events

Register early to take part.

Angeliki World Festival, Athens, Greece, 3-5 June 2024

Dance World Cup, Montreal, Canada, 30 June to 5 July 2024

World Congress of Dance Research, Athens, Greece, 3-7 July 2024

World Festival of Indian Dance, Athens, Greece, 15-17 July 2024

Anapale World Festival, Athens, Greece, 22-24 July 2024

Emmeleia World Festival, Athens, Greece, 23-25 September 2024

Other events will follow

02. Membership renewal
Time to renew your CID membership. Ask for an invoice. Students can renew only through their School Director. It’s still time to offer the International Certification to your students before the end of the year.

03. Olympic Games in Paris 2024
Breaking will be part of the Olympic Games in Paris 2024. The competitive version of hip-hop was also included in the Summer Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires in 2018 and will also be in Dakar in 2026. It was excluded from the Los Angeles Olympic Games 2028.


04. Visit CID at UNESCO headquarters
Visit the CID Headquarters if you come to Paris, you cannot miss the UNESCO compound, it is near the Eiffel Tower.

Members attending the CID General Assembly have the opportunity to tour the prestigious building and visit their country’s Delegation (embassy to UNESCO): www.Unesco.org

05. Liturgical dance
The legacy of Hildegarde de Bingen for a liturgical dance today. Free online seminar on Saturday 16 December at 17:00 Paris time, in French with English translation. Ask for the link.

 

BRIEFING

26th General Assembly of the CID

 

Venue. Monday 18 December at 10:00 in Salle XII, UNESCO, 7 place de Fontenoy, Paris 7. Be there before 09:30 for accreditation

International Certification will be awarded to students at a special ceremony

Informal Meetings Sunday, Monday & Tuesday at 18:00 to 22:00 at UNESCO, 31 rue François Bonvin, Paris 15

Membership. Security control at the gate, only CID Members previously registered, until 10:15

Speakers wishing to present views have up to 3 minutes

Languages. English and French are the working languages of CID, speakers can use another language without translation

Have on you: Passport, card of your hotel, your CID business card – see how to print it at https://CID-world.org/card/

 

Send announcements to be posted at www.Panorama.CID-world.org

The CID Circular is sent every month to CID Members and 35,000 other dance professionals in 200 countries.

To ensure that messages reach you validate your address at             www.CID-world.org/gdd

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International Dance Council CID
CID, UNESCO, 1 rue Miollis FR-75732 Paris 15, France

Tel. +33 1 4568 4953                 WhatsApp +33 6 1155 3111             www.CID-world.org
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The CID Circular                                          November 2023

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01. The CID Circular – 21 years already!
The first CID Circular was sent in September 2002, it has continued since, in exactly the same format. CID is as steady as the Rock of Gibraltar.



02. Membership renewal
Time to renew your CID membership. Ask for an invoice. Students can renew only through their school director. Offer the International Certification to your students before the end of the year.



03. Dance World Cup, Canada
30 June to 5 July 2024. Repeat announcement with corrected date. Open invitation to an event endorsed by the CID. Competition and convention details at www.DanceWorldCup.com



04. In memoriam of a former President of CID
A great ballet dancer and cultural manager, Milorad Mišković was honored by the Serbian Cultural Centre with an exhibition of works of art inspired by him.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Milorad_Mi%C5%A1kovi%C4%87


05. Wear the CID badge
The badge is always sent upon renewal of membership, remember to wear it every day as a proud member of the official organization for Dance.


06. Anthropology of expression
Online seminar on Saturday 2 December at 14:00 Paris time, in French with English translation. Free of charge, open to all, ask for the link.


Send announcements to be posted at www.Panorama.CID-world.org
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International Dance Council CID
CID, UNESCO, 1 rue Miollis FR-75732 Paris 15, France

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01.  Membership renewal
You can renew now your membership to CID for 2024, ask for an invoice. Remember that students cannot renew directly but only through their School Director.

02.  Teleconference: Dance in the Christian liturgy
Saturday 04 November 2023 at 15:00 Paris time. Languages: French and English. Ask for the link to attend free of charge.

03.  Dance World Cup, Montreal, Canada
30 June 30 to 5 July 2023. An event endorsed by the CID, open to all countries. For competition and convention details visit www.DanceWorldCup.com

04.  Ancient dance
A major advancement in Dance History and dance scholarship in general. Never before has dance been documented so thoroughly and studied so deeply – a breakthrough in theoretical research.

http://EncyclopediaOfAncientGreekDance.Raftis.org

05.  European Heritage Days
are organized each year in September by the Ministry of Culture of France. CID partnered with UNESCO for their 40th anniversary. The Paris Section CID selected four dances: Capoeira (Brasil), Flamenco (Spain), Kochari (Armenia), Congolese Rumba (Congo)

www.culture.gouv.fr/en/Know-us/National-Events/European-Heritage-Days

 

Send announcements to be posted at www.Panorama.CID-world.org
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International Dance Council CID
CID, UNESCO, 1 rue Miollis FR-75732 Paris 15, France

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  1.  School ceremony
    Students need to feel they pass from one level to another. Prepare a graduation ceremony, invite their parents, award the International Certification.
  2. Forthcoming events
    Register early to perform, see details at www.Events.CID-world.org

Emmeleia World Festival, Athens, 18-20 September 2023

General Assembly, Paris, UNESCO, 18 December 2023

Angeliki World Festival, Athens, 27-29 May 2024

World Congress of Dance Research, Athens, 3-7 July 2024

World Festival of Indian Dance, Athens, 15-17 July 2024

Anapali World Festival, Athens, 22-24 July 2024

Other endorsed events to be announced soon:
www.Events.CID-world.org

Find all other events (and post your own events) at
www.Panorama.CID-world.org
 

  1. The CID General Assembly in Paris
    All Members are invited to attend, Monday 18 December 2023 at the Palais de l’UNESCO in Paris www.Unesco.org Prior registration is required.
  2. Fake events
    We keep receiving complaints about festivals or events that did not take place, organizers who disappeared. Avoid events you are not sure about, do not trust websites or social media – check personally, ask people who have attended before. The internet is full of fake news.
  3. Dancing the Hymns
    Teleconference of the Dance and Spirituality program, bilingual English and French; Saturday 30 September 2023 at 17:00 Paris time. To register: https://cid-ds.org

 

BRIEFING

Dance researchers, art historians, academics

   Visit the central resource for Dance Research containing over 50 websites on various subjects. All countries, all time periods, all forms of dance.

– Over 16,000 works of art on dance from the personal collection of Alkis Raftis

– Original texts on dance by authors since Antiquity

– Lists of researchers and practitioners by subject

– Images in high definition with full data (unlike the ones in social media) which you can use to illustrate classes and presentations.

– Thousands of vintage photos dated after 1880

– All material is open to access, most was unpublished before

– Curated by the most well-known dance historian: Alkis Raftis

– Endorsed by the International Dance Council CID, the official organization for Dance.

Send announcements to be posted at www.Panorama.CID-world.org

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The CID Circular                                       August 2023

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01.  Forthcoming events

Register early to perform, see program at  www.Events.CID-world.org

Emmeleia World Festival, Athens, 18-20 September 2023

General Assembly, Paris, UNESCO, 18 December 2023

World Festival of Indian Dance, Athens, 15-17 July 2024

Anapale World Festival, Athens, 22-24 July 2024
 

02.  Membership renewal

CID is not a platform, it is a real organization belonging to its members – membership must be renewed every year. See all the advantages of membership at https://CID-world.org/why/
 

03.  CID golden anniversary

Celebrate the 50 years of the official organization for Dance. Your event will be posted at the CID Panorama, the global website for dance events with millions of visitors: www.Panorama.CID-world.org
 

04.  Books on dance

The cream of dance writers is in the CID Global Library. Search the full list of 700 books authored by CID Members at www.Raftis.org
 

05.  Festivals

If you plan to organize a festival ask the Secretariat about how it can endorsed and promoted world wide.
 

06.  School ceremony

Prepare a graduation ceremony, students need to feel they advance from one level to another – combine it with a performance where parents are invited.

 

 

BRIEFING

Diplomas, prizes, licenses, championships etc.

 

1.  Diplomas by private bodies do not have legal value

They are very private even if they have pompous names like International, Royal, Imperial, Confederation etc.
 

2.  Diplomas issued abroad are not valid in your country

Ask the Ministry of Education or any public agency.
 

3.  Most teachers refuse to have their students examined

Some have them examined by teachers of their own school.
 

4.  Examiners are rarely more qualified than school directors

Ask for their qualifications before you pay.
 

5.  Most examiners pass all students

That is why they never post their results.
 

6.  Titles are incompatible

Diplomas are not recognized by holders of other diplomas.
 

7.  Examiners are costly

Examining is just another business.
 

8.  Examinations for artists?

Painters, musicians, poets, actors do not need examinations. Why do dancers need?
 

                                                                                        Alkis Raftis

 

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  1. Forthcoming events

You can register to perform. See programs at www.Events.CID-world.org

Anapale World Festival, Athens, 24-26 July 2023

Emmeleia World Festival, Athens, 18-20 September 2023

General Assembly, Paris, 18 December 2023 (no performances)

 

  1. The correct title of CID members

Members should write after their name: Member of the International Dance Council CID. Writing CID-UNESCO is not correct, eventually you can write CID at UNESCO. Please update your accounts at social media accordingly

 

  1. What is the value of a title in dance?

Ask a government agency or a lawyer if a qualification has legal value. Anyone can print a diploma, the question is whether it is recognized.

 

  1. World Congress 2023

31 countries of the 5 continents. 104 presentations (47 lectures, 25 classes, 34 performances) 10 schools offered certifications in the congress to 57 students. 9 university professors from 6 countries in the Scientific Committee. 202 conferees, see their names at           http://2023congressathens.CID-world.org

See you again in Athens 3 to 7 July 2024.

 

  1. CID insignia

Remember to wear your CID lapel pin at all times, it is an honor to be a member of the official organization. Your name is in the Global Dance Directory (also non members) see if your listing is correct – people will contact you and ask for your services: https://cid-world.org/gdd/index.php

 

  1. CID officers and staff

The dream team working for you is at         https://cid-world.org/officers/

 

 

Send announcements to be posted at www.Panorama.CID-world.org

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CID, UNESCO, 1 rue Miollis FR-75732 Paris 15, France

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  1. Forthcoming events

You can still register to perform. See programs at www.Events.CID-world.org

World Congress of Dance Research, Athens, Greece, 5-9 July 2023

World Festival of Indian Dance, Athens, Greece, 17-19 July 2023

Anapale World Festival, Athens, Greece, 24-26 July 2023

Emmeleia World Festival, Athens, Greece, 18-20 September 2023

  1. Festival in Palestine

17th Ramallah Contemporary Dance Festival 15-22 June 2023, The Palestine Dance Forum, on 18 June 2023. 19th Dance and Society Conference on 19 June 2023. Invites directors of dance festivals, producers, dance school directors.

  1. Dance in China

Chinese dance is highly interesting but little known. Visit the new website The History of Chinese Dance at https://China.Raftis.org

  1. CID General Assembly in Paris

All Members are invited to attend, on Monday 18 December 2023 at the Palais de l’UNESCO in Paris. Plan your trip early. www.Unesco.org

BRIEFING

USA returns to UNESCO

   The United States announced it will rejoin UNESCO after a decade of withdrawal. It will contribute actively in deliberations and pay $600 million in back dues.

   This move will strengthen UNESCO in shaping developments in culture, education, science and technology by setting world standards.
 

   Dance professionals look forward to enhancing the educational role of dance. CID is advocating for dance as primarily a means for educating body and mind – it should be an integral part of the curriculum of public schools.
 

   When the International Theater Institute (UNESCO’s organization for theater, www.iti-worldwide.org) moved its headquarters from Paris to Shanghai and the Emirates, many questions were raised. Will this art be considered a mere entertainment, something like the circus? The educational role of theater was central in ancient Greek drama, which is taught to actors and liberal arts students all over the world – it should not be abandoned.

   UNESCO is where cultural issues are discussed at the highest level. Decisions taken shape the policy of governments. A stronger UNESCO means artists and educators become stronger.

                                                                                       Alkis Raftis

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  1. Forthcoming events
    You can still register to perform, some events are almost full already. See programs at Events.CID-world.org


    Festival of Inclusive Dance, Galicia, Spain, 3 June 2023

World Congress of Dance Research, Athens, Greece, 5-9 July 2023

World Festival of Indian Dance, Athens, Greece, 17-19 July 2023

Anapale World Festival, Athens, Greece, 24-26 July 2023

Emmeleia World Festival, Athens, Greece, 18-20 September 2023

  1. Membership renewal
    Members who have not renewed have lost the rights of CID membership, including the possibility to award the International Certification to their students. To renew ask for an invoice to be sent to you.

03. Dance and the Law
If you are concerned by the legal aspects of dance you can be part of the Study Group launched by the Paris Section CID. The object is to study the problems, the relevant legislation and jurisprudence in various countries, to publish research reports and to make proposals.

04. CID insignia
Remember to wear the CID lapel pin at all times, it is an honor to be a member of the only official organization of dance professionals.

05. Gain experience as a volunteer
If you are between 18 and 30, you can volunteer with the European Solidarity Corps in your home country or abroad. On the other hand, CID has vacancies for volunteers to spread information on dance. 

 

BRIEFING

Intellectual property in dance

 

   Trying to secure rights on an artistic creation (a choreography, a teaching method etc.) is costly, lengthy and easy to circumvent.

   CID represents the interests of dancers at the World Intellectual Property Organization in Geneva www.wipo.int

   What we suggest:
 

– If you really need copy rights consult a lawyer specialized in the relevant legislation and jurisprudence, not any lawyer.

– Disseminate your creation widely – the more people know it is yours the more its value increases (and copying is discouraged).

– Present your work at a congress, a festival or another important event where records are kept, it is a way to prove later that you are the creator.

– The more students you have the more you are recognized. The International Certification confirms your teaching and brings students – they will show it throughout their career, making you and your teaching method known widely.

 

                                                                                       Alkis Raftis

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  1. Forthcoming events
    Members are invited to perform. Register early if you need a visa.

Festival of Inclusive Dance, Galicia, Spain, 3 June 2023

World Congress of Dance Research, Athens, Greece, 5-9 July 2023

World Festival of Indian Dance, Athens, Greece, 17-19 July 2023

Anapale World Festival, Athens, Greece, 24-26 July 2023

Emmeleia World Festival, Athens, Greece, 18-20 September 2023
 

  1. Visit the CID Events website
    It features the few events endorsed by the CID: www.Events.CID-world.org
    Find all other events (and post your own events) at www.Panorama.CID-world.org
  2. Flamenco online seminar
    Taller de flamenco, Saturday 06 May 2023, 14:00 Madrid time, in Spanish, with a summit of specialists: Beatriz Barcelo           (mantón y gestualidad femenina), La Popi           (bata de cola y zapateado), Javier de Real (capa española, zapateado y gestualidad masculina), Teresa Laiz (castañuelas ejecución y musicalidad). Ask for the link to attend.
  3. Poetry and Dance
    Members can send their poems to be posted at CID Dance Writings (3.6 million visits so far). It is also a way to establish intellectual property. Poems should have dance or dancers as main subject. Ask for guidelines before sending.
  4. International Certification
    True to the spirit of UNESCO Certification is awarded to students also in the most remote or small countries like Brunei Darussalam, Trinidad and Tobago, Andorra, San Marino, Virgin Islands, Suriname.
  5. Your listing in the Directory
    If you receive this Circular your data is listed in the Global Dance Directory. Find your listing and send corrections. Just type your family name in the search window at www.CID-world.org/gdd/
  6. Dance Day 2023
    is dedicated to the 50 years of CID. There is no central event, each dance professional celebrates DD in her/his own way. CID founded Dance Day (do not believe others who claim it) but does not claim rights – it belongs to all dancers in the world. Read at your event the official message below.

The official message for

Dance Day

29 April 2023

www.DanceDay.CID-world.org

            Same as theater, music and plastic arts, dance has its own global organization. In 2023 CID celebrates its 50th anniversary. Rather than describe what CID does, I use the opportunity to say what it does not.

            The main difference with all other dance organizations is that CID is not linked to a particular country. It was founded within the UNESCO headquarters, that is on diplomatic grounds where no government has jurisdiction. Thus members are secure that policy will not reflect a single nationality or culture or approach to dance.
 

            CID does not provide dance education, does not organize events, does not sell anything, so it does not compete with its members – it promotes their work and helps them upgrade it.
 

            CID does not have a permanent leadership, it holds elections every four years where all members vote.
 

            It has no representatives, its members are equal and are linked directly to headquarters.
 

            Such unique features constitute the power of CID, it treats dance professionals as real members, not customers.
 

            Our great family will continue to grow in the next 50 years, making you proud and successful.

 Prof. Dr. Alkis Raftis

President of the International Dance Council

CID, UNESCO, Paris

  1. The official message for Dance Day is sent to dance professionals in 200 countries. Translate the message to your language, post it online, send it to the printed media. Find guidelines for your own celebration as well as previous DD messages at www.DanceDay.CID-world.org
    2. Dance Day, every year on 29 April, established in 1982 and monitored 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 professionals organize an event addressing an audience different from their usual one.

Send announcement of your event to be posted at               www.Panorama.CID-world.org the official portal for dance events.
The CID Circular is sent every month to CID Members and 35,000 other dance professionals in 200 countries.
To ensure that messages reach you validate your address at               www.CID-world.org
To stop receiving messages reply writing UNSUBSCRIBE in the subject line.

International Dance Council CID
CID, UNESCO, 1 rue Miollis FR-75732 Paris 15, France

Tel. +33 1 4568 4953                   WhatsApp +33 6 1155 3111               www.CID-world.org
www.facebook.com/international.dance.council.CID

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01.  CID membership renewal
Ask the Secretariat for an invoice. Normal membership is dual (Director and School) but individual only is also common. To offer the International Certification dual membership is required.

  1. Scholarship, U.S.A.
    to attend a two-week program in contemporary dance.

    03. Events in Athens, Greece
    You are invited to perform. Register early if you need a visa.

    World Congress of Dance Research      5-9 July 2023
    World Festival of Indian Dance            17-19 July 2023
    Anapale World Festival                        24-26 July 2023
    “Romania in Athens” Festival              31 July – 02 August 2023
    Emmeleia World Festival                     18-20 September 2023

    04.  Festival in Spain
    International Festival of Inclusive Dance, 3 June 2023 in Ciudad Vigo, Pontevedra, Galicia, Spain. Inviting disabled dance companies and solos. Open to all countries, send application.

    05.  Teleconference “Dancing the hymns”
    Excerpts of choreographies presented at the Beauty Festival of Autun/France. Saturday 8 April 2023 at 16:00 Paris time, in French and English by the Paris Section CID. 

BRIEFING

Competitions

Before taking part in a competition:

  1. Check the organizer
    Use the CID Checklist for Organizations  https://CID-world.org/international-organizations/

    2.  Check the nature of the competition
    –  Just a business selling awards or a genuine not-for-profit association?

    –  Enjoying government support?
    –  Who guarantees that procedures will be fair?
    –  Well established after a successful history, or a grab-the-money-and-run thing?

    3.  Check previous competitions
    –  How many awards, prizes, titles, championships were given?

    –  What was the ratio of awards to participants? Did everyone win?
    –  Did they give receipts of payment? Did they publish a financial report?

    4.  Check the jury
    –  Are they very highly qualified professionals? 

    –  Are they really neutral, not having vested interests?
    –  Were they appointed by an independent body?
    –  Are the jurors called judges or adjudicators to create an impression of impartiality?

    5.  Remember
    –  Titles offered by private organizers do not have legal value and are not recognized.

    –  Being declared a winner in a small or discredited competition is not an asset in your profile.

Find events or send announcement of your event to be posted at www.Panorama.CID-world.org    the official portal for dance events.
The CID Circular is sent every month to CID Members and 35,000 other dance professionals in 200 countries.
To ensure that messages reach you validate your address at  www.CID-world.org
To stop receiving messages reply writing UNSUBSCRIBE in the subject line.

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CID, UNESCO, 1 rue Miollis FR-75732 Paris 15, France

Tel. +33 1 4568 4953       WhatsApp +33 6 1155 3111   www.CID-world.org
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01. CID membership renewal
Ask the Secretariat for an invoice. Normal membership is dual (Director and School) but individual only is also common. To offer the International Certification dual membership is required. www.CID-world.org/renew

02. Certification of students in Black Africa
Thanks to the generosity of several CID Members membership fees of students in countries of Black Africa will be covered so they can receive the International Certification. Send applications.

03. Events in Greece
To celebrate its 70 years and the 50 years of CID the national Dora Stratou Dance Theater is hosting a series of events, all endorsed by CID. You are invited to perform.

World Congress of Dance Research 5-9 July 2023

World Festival of Indian Dance 17-19 July 2023

Anapale World Festival 24-26 July 2023

“Romania in Athens” Festival 31 July-02 August 2023

Emmeleia World Festival 18-20 September 2023

04. Opening for a post-doctoral scholar
University in the USA seeks a postdoctoral scholar to conduct research on choreography in Asian or Pacific contexts. Deadline is 20 March 2023.

05. German program supporting dance
The German government offers funding to dance projects through a permanent national program.

06. Vashtan – sacred dances in ancient Iran
A teleconference of the “Dance and Spirituality” program. Saturday 18 March 2023 at 16:00 Paris time (GMT+1). Languages: English/ French. Organized by the Paris Section CID.

07. Mass shooting in dance school, USA
On Saturday 21 January a 72 year old gunman entered Star Ballroom Dance Studio in Monterey Park, California. He fired multiple rounds at patrons killing the School Director and 9 other dancers and wounding at least 10 others. He then shot himself.
08. Sentenced to 5 years in prison for dancing
Iranian authorities sentenced a young couple to five years in prison after they posted a video of themselves dancing in the streets of Tehran at the height of the country’s protests.

09. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook
Some of our news are posted there earlier – accounts: International Dance Council CID and Alkis Raftis

Find events or send announcement of your event to be posted at www.Panorama.CID-world.org the official portal for dance events.
The CID Circular is sent every month to CID Members and 35,000 other dance professionals in 200 countries.

To ensure that messages reach you validate your address at www.CID-world.org

To stop receiving messages reply writing UNSUBSCRIBE in the subject line.

International Dance Council CID
CID, UNESCO, 1 rue Miollis FR-75732 Paris 15, France
Tel. +33 1 4568 4953 WhatsApp +33 6 1155 3111 www.CID-world.org
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  1. CID membership renewal

CID membership expired in December. If you need an invoice ask the Secretariat. Normal membership is dual (Director and School) but individual only is also common. To offer the International Certification you need dual membership. See rates at www.CID-world.org/renew

  1. Teleconferences

Free of charge, dance professionals only, also non-members, ask for the link to attend. A unique gathering of top experts from around the world.

Historical dances (2). Thursday 26 January 2023 at 19:00 Athens time (GMT+2). Language: English. Organized by the Faliro Section CID

Castanets in dance – Castañuelas en la danza. Wednesday 22 February 2023 at 18:30 Madrid time (GMT+1). Language: Spanish. Organized by the Madrid Section CID

  1. 50 years CID

All dance professionals are invited to celebrate the anniversary of their organization. Events will be posted at the CID Panorama, the global website for dance events with millions of visitors  www.Panorama.CID-world.org

  1. World Congress in Nassau, Bahamas

29 March to 02 April 2023 organized by the Nassau Section CID including celebrations for the 50th anniversary of the independence of The Bahamas and the 50th anniversary of CID. Registrations are open.

  1. CID events in Athens

World Congress of Dance Research, 5-9 July 2023

World Festival of Indian Dance, 17-19 July 2023

World Festival “Anapali”, 24-26 July 2023. All forms of dance

World Festival “Emmeleia”, 4-6 and 18-20 September 2023. All forms of dance

Registrations are open.

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BRIEFING

Would you buy a diploma from a supermarket?

Diplomas, certificates, prizes from businesses have no value.

Check if an organization” is a business in disguise.

Do not join an organization if you do not vote for its leadership.

Do not pay if you cannot see its budget.

Do not accept diplomas, certificates, prizes if they are not recognized.

Do not be impressed by fancy titles like confederation, imperial, royal, world etc.

Do not let your students be examined by examiners who are not more qualified than you.

Do not take part in competitions that are not recognized by governments.

Alkis Raftis

Find events or send announcement of your event to be posted at  www.Panorama.CID-world.org    the official portal for dance events.

The CID Circular is sent every month to CID Members and 35,000 other dance professionals in 200 countries.

To ensure that messages reach you validate your address at  www.CID-world.org

To stop receiving messages reply writing UNSUBSCRIBE in the subject line.

International Dance Council CID

CID, UNESCO, 1 rue Miollis FR-75732 Paris 15, France

Tel. +33 1 4568 4953       WhatsApp +33 6 1155 3111   www.CID-world.org

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01. Forthcoming events

Register early to take part.

Angeliki World Festival, Athens, Greece, 3-5 June 2024

Dance World Cup, Montreal, Canada, 30 June to 5 July 2024

World Congress of Dance Research, Athens, Greece, 3-7 July 2024

World Festival of Indian Dance, Athens, Greece, 15-17 July 2024

Anapale World Festival, Athens, Greece, 22-24 July 2024

Emmeleia World Festival, Athens, Greece, 23-25 September 2024

Other events will follow

02. Membership renewal
Time to renew your CID membership. Ask for an invoice. Students can renew only through their School Director. It’s still time to offer the International Certification to your students before the end of the year.

03. Olympic Games in Paris 2024
Breaking will be part of the Olympic Games in Paris 2024. The competitive version of hip-hop was also included in the Summer Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires in 2018 and will also be in Dakar in 2026. It was excluded from the Los Angeles Olympic Games 2028.


04. Visit CID at UNESCO headquarters
Visit the CID Headquarters if you come to Paris, you cannot miss the UNESCO compound, it is near the Eiffel Tower.

Members attending the CID General Assembly have the opportunity to tour the prestigious building and visit their country’s Delegation (embassy to UNESCO): www.Unesco.org

05. Liturgical dance
The legacy of Hildegarde de Bingen for a liturgical dance today. Free online seminar on Saturday 16 December at 17:00 Paris time, in French with English translation. Ask for the link.

 

BRIEFING

26th General Assembly of the CID

 

Venue. Monday 18 December at 10:00 in Salle XII, UNESCO, 7 place de Fontenoy, Paris 7. Be there before 09:30 for accreditation

International Certification will be awarded to students at a special ceremony

Informal Meetings Sunday, Monday & Tuesday at 18:00 to 22:00 at UNESCO, 31 rue François Bonvin, Paris 15

Membership. Security control at the gate, only CID Members previously registered, until 10:15

Speakers wishing to present views have up to 3 minutes

Languages. English and French are the working languages of CID, speakers can use another language without translation

Have on you: Passport, card of your hotel, your CID business card – see how to print it at https://CID-world.org/card/

 

Send announcements to be posted at www.Panorama.CID-world.org

The CID Circular is sent every month to CID Members and 35,000 other dance professionals in 200 countries.

To ensure that messages reach you validate your address at             www.CID-world.org/gdd

To stop receiving messages reply UNSUBSCRIBE.

 

International Dance Council CID
CID, UNESCO, 1 rue Miollis FR-75732 Paris 15, France

Tel. +33 1 4568 4953                 WhatsApp +33 6 1155 3111             www.CID-world.org
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01. Forthcoming events

Register early to take part.

Angeliki World Festival, Athens, Greece, 3-5 June 2024

Dance World Cup, Montreal, Canada, 30 June to 5 July 2024

World Congress of Dance Research, Athens, Greece, 3-7 July 2024

World Festival of Indian Dance, Athens, Greece, 15-17 July 2024

Anapale World Festival, Athens, Greece, 22-24 July 2024

Emmeleia World Festival, Athens, Greece, 23-25 September 2024

Other events will follow

02. Membership renewal
Time to renew your CID membership. Ask for an invoice. Students can renew only through their School Director. It’s still time to offer the International Certification to your students before the end of the year.

03. Olympic Games in Paris 2024
Breaking will be part of the Olympic Games in Paris 2024. The competitive version of hip-hop was also included in the Summer Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires in 2018 and will also be in Dakar in 2026. It was excluded from the Los Angeles Olympic Games 2028.


04. Visit CID at UNESCO headquarters
Visit the CID Headquarters if you come to Paris, you cannot miss the UNESCO compound, it is near the Eiffel Tower.

Members attending the CID General Assembly have the opportunity to tour the prestigious building and visit their country’s Delegation (embassy to UNESCO): www.Unesco.org

05. Liturgical dance
The legacy of Hildegarde de Bingen for a liturgical dance today. Free online seminar on Saturday 16 December at 17:00 Paris time, in French with English translation. Ask for the link.

 

BRIEFING

26th General Assembly of the CID

 

Venue. Monday 18 December at 10:00 in Salle XII, UNESCO, 7 place de Fontenoy, Paris 7. Be there before 09:30 for accreditation

International Certification will be awarded to students at a special ceremony

Informal Meetings Sunday, Monday & Tuesday at 18:00 to 22:00 at UNESCO, 31 rue François Bonvin, Paris 15

Membership. Security control at the gate, only CID Members previously registered, until 10:15

Speakers wishing to present views have up to 3 minutes

Languages. English and French are the working languages of CID, speakers can use another language without translation

Have on you: Passport, card of your hotel, your CID business card – see how to print it at https://CID-world.org/card/

 

Send announcements to be posted at www.Panorama.CID-world.org

The CID Circular is sent every month to CID Members and 35,000 other dance professionals in 200 countries.

To ensure that messages reach you validate your address at             www.CID-world.org/gdd

To stop receiving messages reply UNSUBSCRIBE.

 

International Dance Council CID
CID, UNESCO, 1 rue Miollis FR-75732 Paris 15, France

Tel. +33 1 4568 4953                 WhatsApp +33 6 1155 3111             www.CID-world.org
www.facebook.com/international.dance.council.CID

 

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01. The CID Circular – 21 years already!
The first CID Circular was sent in September 2002, it has continued since, in exactly the same format. CID is as steady as the Rock of Gibraltar.



02. Membership renewal
Time to renew your CID membership. Ask for an invoice. Students can renew only through their school director. Offer the International Certification to your students before the end of the year.



03. Dance World Cup, Canada
30 June to 5 July 2024. Repeat announcement with corrected date. Open invitation to an event endorsed by the CID. Competition and convention details at www.DanceWorldCup.com



04. In memoriam of a former President of CID
A great ballet dancer and cultural manager, Milorad Mišković was honored by the Serbian Cultural Centre with an exhibition of works of art inspired by him.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Milorad_Mi%C5%A1kovi%C4%87


05. Wear the CID badge
The badge is always sent upon renewal of membership, remember to wear it every day as a proud member of the official organization for Dance.


06. Anthropology of expression
Online seminar on Saturday 2 December at 14:00 Paris time, in French with English translation. Free of charge, open to all, ask for the link.


Send announcements to be posted at www.Panorama.CID-world.org
The CID Circular is sent every month to CID Members and 35,000 other dance professionals in 200 countries.
To ensure that messages reach you validate your address at www.CID-world.org/gdd
To stop receiving messages reply UNSUBSCRIBE.

 

International Dance Council CID
CID, UNESCO, 1 rue Miollis FR-75732 Paris 15, France

Tel. +33 1 4568 4953        WhatsApp +33 6 1155 3111   www.CID-world.org
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01.  Membership renewal
You can renew now your membership to CID for 2024, ask for an invoice. Remember that students cannot renew directly but only through their School Director.

02.  Teleconference: Dance in the Christian liturgy
Saturday 04 November 2023 at 15:00 Paris time. Languages: French and English. Ask for the link to attend free of charge.

03.  Dance World Cup, Montreal, Canada
30 June 30 to 5 July 2023. An event endorsed by the CID, open to all countries. For competition and convention details visit www.DanceWorldCup.com

04.  Ancient dance
A major advancement in Dance History and dance scholarship in general. Never before has dance been documented so thoroughly and studied so deeply – a breakthrough in theoretical research.

http://EncyclopediaOfAncientGreekDance.Raftis.org

05.  European Heritage Days
are organized each year in September by the Ministry of Culture of France. CID partnered with UNESCO for their 40th anniversary. The Paris Section CID selected four dances: Capoeira (Brasil), Flamenco (Spain), Kochari (Armenia), Congolese Rumba (Congo)

www.culture.gouv.fr/en/Know-us/National-Events/European-Heritage-Days

 

Send announcements to be posted at www.Panorama.CID-world.org
The CID Circular is sent every month to CID Members and 35,000 other dance professionals in 200 countries.
To ensure that messages reach you validate your address at             www.CID-world.org/gdd
To stop receiving messages reply UNSUBSCRIBE.

International Dance Council CID
CID, UNESCO, 1 rue Miollis FR-75732 Paris 15, France

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  1.  School ceremony
    Students need to feel they pass from one level to another. Prepare a graduation ceremony, invite their parents, award the International Certification.
  2. Forthcoming events
    Register early to perform, see details at www.Events.CID-world.org

Emmeleia World Festival, Athens, 18-20 September 2023

General Assembly, Paris, UNESCO, 18 December 2023

Angeliki World Festival, Athens, 27-29 May 2024

World Congress of Dance Research, Athens, 3-7 July 2024

World Festival of Indian Dance, Athens, 15-17 July 2024

Anapali World Festival, Athens, 22-24 July 2024

Other endorsed events to be announced soon:
www.Events.CID-world.org

Find all other events (and post your own events) at
www.Panorama.CID-world.org
 

  1. The CID General Assembly in Paris
    All Members are invited to attend, Monday 18 December 2023 at the Palais de l’UNESCO in Paris www.Unesco.org Prior registration is required.
  2. Fake events
    We keep receiving complaints about festivals or events that did not take place, organizers who disappeared. Avoid events you are not sure about, do not trust websites or social media – check personally, ask people who have attended before. The internet is full of fake news.
  3. Dancing the Hymns
    Teleconference of the Dance and Spirituality program, bilingual English and French; Saturday 30 September 2023 at 17:00 Paris time. To register: https://cid-ds.org

 

BRIEFING

Dance researchers, art historians, academics

   Visit the central resource for Dance Research containing over 50 websites on various subjects. All countries, all time periods, all forms of dance.

– Over 16,000 works of art on dance from the personal collection of Alkis Raftis

– Original texts on dance by authors since Antiquity

– Lists of researchers and practitioners by subject

– Images in high definition with full data (unlike the ones in social media) which you can use to illustrate classes and presentations.

– Thousands of vintage photos dated after 1880

– All material is open to access, most was unpublished before

– Curated by the most well-known dance historian: Alkis Raftis

– Endorsed by the International Dance Council CID, the official organization for Dance.

Send announcements to be posted at www.Panorama.CID-world.org

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01.  Forthcoming events

Register early to perform, see program at  www.Events.CID-world.org

Emmeleia World Festival, Athens, 18-20 September 2023

General Assembly, Paris, UNESCO, 18 December 2023

World Festival of Indian Dance, Athens, 15-17 July 2024

Anapale World Festival, Athens, 22-24 July 2024
 

02.  Membership renewal

CID is not a platform, it is a real organization belonging to its members – membership must be renewed every year. See all the advantages of membership at https://CID-world.org/why/
 

03.  CID golden anniversary

Celebrate the 50 years of the official organization for Dance. Your event will be posted at the CID Panorama, the global website for dance events with millions of visitors: www.Panorama.CID-world.org
 

04.  Books on dance

The cream of dance writers is in the CID Global Library. Search the full list of 700 books authored by CID Members at www.Raftis.org
 

05.  Festivals

If you plan to organize a festival ask the Secretariat about how it can endorsed and promoted world wide.
 

06.  School ceremony

Prepare a graduation ceremony, students need to feel they advance from one level to another – combine it with a performance where parents are invited.

 

 

BRIEFING

Diplomas, prizes, licenses, championships etc.

 

1.  Diplomas by private bodies do not have legal value

They are very private even if they have pompous names like International, Royal, Imperial, Confederation etc.
 

2.  Diplomas issued abroad are not valid in your country

Ask the Ministry of Education or any public agency.
 

3.  Most teachers refuse to have their students examined

Some have them examined by teachers of their own school.
 

4.  Examiners are rarely more qualified than school directors

Ask for their qualifications before you pay.
 

5.  Most examiners pass all students

That is why they never post their results.
 

6.  Titles are incompatible

Diplomas are not recognized by holders of other diplomas.
 

7.  Examiners are costly

Examining is just another business.
 

8.  Examinations for artists?

Painters, musicians, poets, actors do not need examinations. Why do dancers need?
 

                                                                                        Alkis Raftis

 

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  1. Forthcoming events

You can register to perform. See programs at www.Events.CID-world.org

Anapale World Festival, Athens, 24-26 July 2023

Emmeleia World Festival, Athens, 18-20 September 2023

General Assembly, Paris, 18 December 2023 (no performances)

 

  1. The correct title of CID members

Members should write after their name: Member of the International Dance Council CID. Writing CID-UNESCO is not correct, eventually you can write CID at UNESCO. Please update your accounts at social media accordingly

 

  1. What is the value of a title in dance?

Ask a government agency or a lawyer if a qualification has legal value. Anyone can print a diploma, the question is whether it is recognized.

 

  1. World Congress 2023

31 countries of the 5 continents. 104 presentations (47 lectures, 25 classes, 34 performances) 10 schools offered certifications in the congress to 57 students. 9 university professors from 6 countries in the Scientific Committee. 202 conferees, see their names at           http://2023congressathens.CID-world.org

See you again in Athens 3 to 7 July 2024.

 

  1. CID insignia

Remember to wear your CID lapel pin at all times, it is an honor to be a member of the official organization. Your name is in the Global Dance Directory (also non members) see if your listing is correct – people will contact you and ask for your services: https://cid-world.org/gdd/index.php

 

  1. CID officers and staff

The dream team working for you is at         https://cid-world.org/officers/

 

 

Send announcements to be posted at www.Panorama.CID-world.org

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International Dance Council CID

CID, UNESCO, 1 rue Miollis FR-75732 Paris 15, France

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  1. Forthcoming events

You can still register to perform. See programs at www.Events.CID-world.org

World Congress of Dance Research, Athens, Greece, 5-9 July 2023

World Festival of Indian Dance, Athens, Greece, 17-19 July 2023

Anapale World Festival, Athens, Greece, 24-26 July 2023

Emmeleia World Festival, Athens, Greece, 18-20 September 2023

  1. Festival in Palestine

17th Ramallah Contemporary Dance Festival 15-22 June 2023, The Palestine Dance Forum, on 18 June 2023. 19th Dance and Society Conference on 19 June 2023. Invites directors of dance festivals, producers, dance school directors.

  1. Dance in China

Chinese dance is highly interesting but little known. Visit the new website The History of Chinese Dance at https://China.Raftis.org

  1. CID General Assembly in Paris

All Members are invited to attend, on Monday 18 December 2023 at the Palais de l’UNESCO in Paris. Plan your trip early. www.Unesco.org

BRIEFING

USA returns to UNESCO

   The United States announced it will rejoin UNESCO after a decade of withdrawal. It will contribute actively in deliberations and pay $600 million in back dues.

   This move will strengthen UNESCO in shaping developments in culture, education, science and technology by setting world standards.
 

   Dance professionals look forward to enhancing the educational role of dance. CID is advocating for dance as primarily a means for educating body and mind – it should be an integral part of the curriculum of public schools.
 

   When the International Theater Institute (UNESCO’s organization for theater, www.iti-worldwide.org) moved its headquarters from Paris to Shanghai and the Emirates, many questions were raised. Will this art be considered a mere entertainment, something like the circus? The educational role of theater was central in ancient Greek drama, which is taught to actors and liberal arts students all over the world – it should not be abandoned.

   UNESCO is where cultural issues are discussed at the highest level. Decisions taken shape the policy of governments. A stronger UNESCO means artists and educators become stronger.

                                                                                       Alkis Raftis

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  1. Forthcoming events
    You can still register to perform, some events are almost full already. See programs at Events.CID-world.org


    Festival of Inclusive Dance, Galicia, Spain, 3 June 2023

World Congress of Dance Research, Athens, Greece, 5-9 July 2023

World Festival of Indian Dance, Athens, Greece, 17-19 July 2023

Anapale World Festival, Athens, Greece, 24-26 July 2023

Emmeleia World Festival, Athens, Greece, 18-20 September 2023

  1. Membership renewal
    Members who have not renewed have lost the rights of CID membership, including the possibility to award the International Certification to their students. To renew ask for an invoice to be sent to you.

03. Dance and the Law
If you are concerned by the legal aspects of dance you can be part of the Study Group launched by the Paris Section CID. The object is to study the problems, the relevant legislation and jurisprudence in various countries, to publish research reports and to make proposals.

04. CID insignia
Remember to wear the CID lapel pin at all times, it is an honor to be a member of the only official organization of dance professionals.

05. Gain experience as a volunteer
If you are between 18 and 30, you can volunteer with the European Solidarity Corps in your home country or abroad. On the other hand, CID has vacancies for volunteers to spread information on dance. 

 

BRIEFING

Intellectual property in dance

 

   Trying to secure rights on an artistic creation (a choreography, a teaching method etc.) is costly, lengthy and easy to circumvent.

   CID represents the interests of dancers at the World Intellectual Property Organization in Geneva www.wipo.int

   What we suggest:
 

– If you really need copy rights consult a lawyer specialized in the relevant legislation and jurisprudence, not any lawyer.

– Disseminate your creation widely – the more people know it is yours the more its value increases (and copying is discouraged).

– Present your work at a congress, a festival or another important event where records are kept, it is a way to prove later that you are the creator.

– The more students you have the more you are recognized. The International Certification confirms your teaching and brings students – they will show it throughout their career, making you and your teaching method known widely.

 

                                                                                       Alkis Raftis

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  1. Forthcoming events
    Members are invited to perform. Register early if you need a visa.

Festival of Inclusive Dance, Galicia, Spain, 3 June 2023

World Congress of Dance Research, Athens, Greece, 5-9 July 2023

World Festival of Indian Dance, Athens, Greece, 17-19 July 2023

Anapale World Festival, Athens, Greece, 24-26 July 2023

Emmeleia World Festival, Athens, Greece, 18-20 September 2023
 

  1. Visit the CID Events website
    It features the few events endorsed by the CID: www.Events.CID-world.org
    Find all other events (and post your own events) at www.Panorama.CID-world.org
  2. Flamenco online seminar
    Taller de flamenco, Saturday 06 May 2023, 14:00 Madrid time, in Spanish, with a summit of specialists: Beatriz Barcelo           (mantón y gestualidad femenina), La Popi           (bata de cola y zapateado), Javier de Real (capa española, zapateado y gestualidad masculina), Teresa Laiz (castañuelas ejecución y musicalidad). Ask for the link to attend.
  3. Poetry and Dance
    Members can send their poems to be posted at CID Dance Writings (3.6 million visits so far). It is also a way to establish intellectual property. Poems should have dance or dancers as main subject. Ask for guidelines before sending.
  4. International Certification
    True to the spirit of UNESCO Certification is awarded to students also in the most remote or small countries like Brunei Darussalam, Trinidad and Tobago, Andorra, San Marino, Virgin Islands, Suriname.
  5. Your listing in the Directory
    If you receive this Circular your data is listed in the Global Dance Directory. Find your listing and send corrections. Just type your family name in the search window at www.CID-world.org/gdd/
  6. Dance Day 2023
    is dedicated to the 50 years of CID. There is no central event, each dance professional celebrates DD in her/his own way. CID founded Dance Day (do not believe others who claim it) but does not claim rights – it belongs to all dancers in the world. Read at your event the official message below.

The official message for

Dance Day

29 April 2023

www.DanceDay.CID-world.org

            Same as theater, music and plastic arts, dance has its own global organization. In 2023 CID celebrates its 50th anniversary. Rather than describe what CID does, I use the opportunity to say what it does not.

            The main difference with all other dance organizations is that CID is not linked to a particular country. It was founded within the UNESCO headquarters, that is on diplomatic grounds where no government has jurisdiction. Thus members are secure that policy will not reflect a single nationality or culture or approach to dance.
 

            CID does not provide dance education, does not organize events, does not sell anything, so it does not compete with its members – it promotes their work and helps them upgrade it.
 

            CID does not have a permanent leadership, it holds elections every four years where all members vote.
 

            It has no representatives, its members are equal and are linked directly to headquarters.
 

            Such unique features constitute the power of CID, it treats dance professionals as real members, not customers.
 

            Our great family will continue to grow in the next 50 years, making you proud and successful.

 Prof. Dr. Alkis Raftis

President of the International Dance Council

CID, UNESCO, Paris

  1. The official message for Dance Day is sent to dance professionals in 200 countries. Translate the message to your language, post it online, send it to the printed media. Find guidelines for your own celebration as well as previous DD messages at www.DanceDay.CID-world.org
    2. Dance Day, every year on 29 April, established in 1982 and monitored 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 professionals organize an event addressing an audience different from their usual one.

Send announcement of your event to be posted at               www.Panorama.CID-world.org the official portal for dance events.
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01.  CID membership renewal
Ask the Secretariat for an invoice. Normal membership is dual (Director and School) but individual only is also common. To offer the International Certification dual membership is required.

  1. Scholarship, U.S.A.
    to attend a two-week program in contemporary dance.

    03. Events in Athens, Greece
    You are invited to perform. Register early if you need a visa.

    World Congress of Dance Research      5-9 July 2023
    World Festival of Indian Dance            17-19 July 2023
    Anapale World Festival                        24-26 July 2023
    “Romania in Athens” Festival              31 July – 02 August 2023
    Emmeleia World Festival                     18-20 September 2023

    04.  Festival in Spain
    International Festival of Inclusive Dance, 3 June 2023 in Ciudad Vigo, Pontevedra, Galicia, Spain. Inviting disabled dance companies and solos. Open to all countries, send application.

    05.  Teleconference “Dancing the hymns”
    Excerpts of choreographies presented at the Beauty Festival of Autun/France. Saturday 8 April 2023 at 16:00 Paris time, in French and English by the Paris Section CID. 

BRIEFING

Competitions

Before taking part in a competition:

  1. Check the organizer
    Use the CID Checklist for Organizations  https://CID-world.org/international-organizations/

    2.  Check the nature of the competition
    –  Just a business selling awards or a genuine not-for-profit association?

    –  Enjoying government support?
    –  Who guarantees that procedures will be fair?
    –  Well established after a successful history, or a grab-the-money-and-run thing?

    3.  Check previous competitions
    –  How many awards, prizes, titles, championships were given?

    –  What was the ratio of awards to participants? Did everyone win?
    –  Did they give receipts of payment? Did they publish a financial report?

    4.  Check the jury
    –  Are they very highly qualified professionals? 

    –  Are they really neutral, not having vested interests?
    –  Were they appointed by an independent body?
    –  Are the jurors called judges or adjudicators to create an impression of impartiality?

    5.  Remember
    –  Titles offered by private organizers do not have legal value and are not recognized.

    –  Being declared a winner in a small or discredited competition is not an asset in your profile.

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01. CID membership renewal
Ask the Secretariat for an invoice. Normal membership is dual (Director and School) but individual only is also common. To offer the International Certification dual membership is required. www.CID-world.org/renew

02. Certification of students in Black Africa
Thanks to the generosity of several CID Members membership fees of students in countries of Black Africa will be covered so they can receive the International Certification. Send applications.

03. Events in Greece
To celebrate its 70 years and the 50 years of CID the national Dora Stratou Dance Theater is hosting a series of events, all endorsed by CID. You are invited to perform.

World Congress of Dance Research 5-9 July 2023

World Festival of Indian Dance 17-19 July 2023

Anapale World Festival 24-26 July 2023

“Romania in Athens” Festival 31 July-02 August 2023

Emmeleia World Festival 18-20 September 2023

04. Opening for a post-doctoral scholar
University in the USA seeks a postdoctoral scholar to conduct research on choreography in Asian or Pacific contexts. Deadline is 20 March 2023.

05. German program supporting dance
The German government offers funding to dance projects through a permanent national program.

06. Vashtan – sacred dances in ancient Iran
A teleconference of the “Dance and Spirituality” program. Saturday 18 March 2023 at 16:00 Paris time (GMT+1). Languages: English/ French. Organized by the Paris Section CID.

07. Mass shooting in dance school, USA
On Saturday 21 January a 72 year old gunman entered Star Ballroom Dance Studio in Monterey Park, California. He fired multiple rounds at patrons killing the School Director and 9 other dancers and wounding at least 10 others. He then shot himself.
08. Sentenced to 5 years in prison for dancing
Iranian authorities sentenced a young couple to five years in prison after they posted a video of themselves dancing in the streets of Tehran at the height of the country’s protests.

09. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook
Some of our news are posted there earlier – accounts: International Dance Council CID and Alkis Raftis

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  1. CID membership renewal

CID membership expired in December. If you need an invoice ask the Secretariat. Normal membership is dual (Director and School) but individual only is also common. To offer the International Certification you need dual membership. See rates at www.CID-world.org/renew

  1. Teleconferences

Free of charge, dance professionals only, also non-members, ask for the link to attend. A unique gathering of top experts from around the world.

Historical dances (2). Thursday 26 January 2023 at 19:00 Athens time (GMT+2). Language: English. Organized by the Faliro Section CID

Castanets in dance – Castañuelas en la danza. Wednesday 22 February 2023 at 18:30 Madrid time (GMT+1). Language: Spanish. Organized by the Madrid Section CID

  1. 50 years CID

All dance professionals are invited to celebrate the anniversary of their organization. Events will be posted at the CID Panorama, the global website for dance events with millions of visitors  www.Panorama.CID-world.org

  1. World Congress in Nassau, Bahamas

29 March to 02 April 2023 organized by the Nassau Section CID including celebrations for the 50th anniversary of the independence of The Bahamas and the 50th anniversary of CID. Registrations are open.

  1. CID events in Athens

World Congress of Dance Research, 5-9 July 2023

World Festival of Indian Dance, 17-19 July 2023

World Festival “Anapali”, 24-26 July 2023. All forms of dance

World Festival “Emmeleia”, 4-6 and 18-20 September 2023. All forms of dance

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BRIEFING

Would you buy a diploma from a supermarket?

Diplomas, certificates, prizes from businesses have no value.

Check if an organization” is a business in disguise.

Do not join an organization if you do not vote for its leadership.

Do not pay if you cannot see its budget.

Do not accept diplomas, certificates, prizes if they are not recognized.

Do not be impressed by fancy titles like confederation, imperial, royal, world etc.

Do not let your students be examined by examiners who are not more qualified than you.

Do not take part in competitions that are not recognized by governments.

Alkis Raftis

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01. CID membership renewal
CID membership expires in December. If you need an invoice for 2023 ask the Secretariat. Normal membership is dual (Director and School) but individual only is also common. To offer the International Certification you need dual membership plus the certified student. 

02. Teleconferences
Free of charge, dance professionals only, also non-members, ask for the link to attend. A unique gathering of top experts from around the world.

Historical dances (2). Thursday 26 January 2023 at 19:00 Athens time (GMT+2). Language: English. Organized by the Faliro Section CID.

03. 1st World Festival of Indian Dance
Showcase your work at the most prestigious event in the national Dora Stratou Dance Theater, Athens, 17-19 July 2023. Applications are open. www.GRdance.org 

04. World Festival “Emmeleia 2023”
In Athens, Greece, 4-6 September 2023. All forms of dance, performers from all 5 continents, companies to solos, extra large stage, high level international audience. Applications are open.

05. Modern dance in the UNESCO list
The practice of Modern Dance in Germany has been inscribed on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. India has nominated the Indian dance form Garba to be inscribed on UNESCO’s intangible cultural heritage list.   http://writings.raftis.org/articles-by-others/

06. Status of the Artist UNESCO Consultation
Take part in the global consultation (until 15 January 2023) at: https://survey.unesco.org/3/index.php?r=survey/index&sid=225368&lang=en. 
https://en.unesco.org/creativity/governance/status-artist

07. International Certification of Dance Studies
Your students deserve a valid document, the only certificate accepted all over the world. Get information at www.CID-world.org/Certification/      www.facebook.com/groups/CID.InternationalCertification

 

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  1. Teleconferences
    Free of charge, dance professionals only, also non-members, ask for the link to attend. A unique gathering of top experts from around the world sharing their view.

La ensenanza del ballet. Tuesday 22 November 2022 at 16:00 Quito time (GMT-5) in Spanish by the Guayaquil Section CID.
 

Cultural diplomacy and dance. Sunday 4 December 2022 at 18:00 Rome time (GMT +2) in English by the Venice Section CID.
 

Insegnare la danza in Italia. Tuesday 6 December 2022 at 11:00 Rome time (GMT +2) in Italian by the Lazio Section CID.
 

Danza y terapia (4). Thursday 8 December 2022 at 18:00 Madrid time (GNT+2) in Spanish by the Madrid Section CID.
 

The monthly CID Forum. Saturday 10 December 2022 from 10 am to 10 pm Paris time (GMT +2) in 10 languages: English, French, Spanish, Arabic, Russian etc.
 

Historical dances (2). Thursday 26 January 2023 at 19:00 Athens time (GMT +3). Language:         English. Organizer:         Faliro Section CID
 

  1. 1st World Festival of Indian Dance
    Showcase your work at the most prestigious event. Dora Stratou Dance Theater, Athens, 17-19 July 2023. Applications are open. www.GRdance.org
  2. 50 years CID
    2023 will be a year full of celebrations. Plan your event on the occasion of the golden anniversary of CID, founded in 1973 within the UNESCO headquarters in Paris. Give maximum publicity to your school on this occasion.

  3. Membership renewal
    To renew CID membership for 2023 ask the Secretariat to send invoice, if you need one. To offer the International Certification you need dual membership (Director and School).

  4. International Conference of NGOs
    “Breaking barriers – What role for civil society organizations towards a sustainable future”
    14-16 December 2022
    https://ngo-unesco.net/mobilising-ngos-2022 comite.liaison.ong@unesco.org
  5. Meet the CID President
    Dr. Raftis will be in Bucharest, Romania, 19-22 November 2022 for a series of lectures and meetings. If you want to meet him there write to the Secretariat.

  6. World Festival “Anapali 2023”
    In Athens, Greece, 24-26 July 2023. All forms of dance, performers from all 5 continents, companies to solos, extra large stage, high level international audience. Applications are open.          

 

 

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  1. CID Conference in Florida, USA

Present your work at the 8th International Conference in Broward, Florida, USA, 09-13 November 2022. Registrations are open.

 

  1. Teleconferences

Free of charge, dance professionals only, also non-members, ask for the link to attend.

Ramayana: The story of Rama. Online seminars on Saturdays 15, 22 & 29 October at 16:00 Paris time, in English, by the Paris Section CID

Dancers in Ukraine today. Sunday 23 October 2022 at 18:00 Kiev time (GMT+3) in English by the Lviv Section CID

Persian dance. Friday 4 November 2022 at 18:00 Paris time (GMT+2) in English by the Paris Section.

The monthly CID Forum. Thursday 10 November 2022 from 10 am to 10 pm Paris time (GMT +2) in 10 languages: English, French, Spanish, Arabic, Russian etc.

La ensenanza del ballet. Tuesday 22 November 2022 at 16:00 Quito time (GMT-5) in Spanish by the Guayaquil Section CID.

Cultural diplomacy and dance. Sunday 4 December 2022 at 18:00 Rome time (GMT +2) in English, by the Venice Section CID

  

  1. The CID General Assembly in Paris

All Members are invited to attend, on Monday 19 December 2022 at the Palais de l’UNESCO in Paris. Prior registration is required. www.Unesco.org

 

  1. Your listing in the Global Directory

Check if your listing mentions your credentials and what dances you teach – we want many students to find you and attend your classes or events. Just type your family name at  www.CID-world.org/gdd


  1. Proud Members of CID

CID is not just any organization, it is the supreme body for Dance – all schools, companies and federations should be its members, just like all doctors and lawyers belong to their respective body. Other organizations are not official, they are not international, do not cover all forms of dance. Many are fake, they are businesses in disguise belonging to one person. www.CID-world.org/international-organizations/

 

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BRIEFING

 

Definitions of choreography

 

Most definitions are partial, take “the sequence of steps and movements in dance or figure skating, especially in a ballet or other staged dance” or “the art of composing ballets and other dances and planning and arranging the movements, steps, and patterns of dancers”.

The term choreography is a misnomer since it combines two Greek roots: chor- (dance) and graph- (write) implying the simple writing down of dances. But a choreographer does not only notate, he/she composes dances, just like a composer creates music. There is an analogy with the director of a theatrical play or cinema film, although he/she has a script to follow.

It would be more accurate to call a choreographer ‘dance composer’ or ‘dance director’, but it is too late to change a firmly established term.

My own definition is: Choreography is the architecture of movement. It is complete since it contains imagining a structure and building it. Every dance is actually a construction using movements as material. A choreographer is a movement architect.

                                          Alkis Raftis

 

 

 

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  1. CID World Congress in Nassau, Bahamas
    29 March to 02 April 2023 organized by the Nassau Section CID including celebrations for the 50th anniversary of the independence of The Bahamas and the 50th anniversary of CID. Registrations are open.
  2. CID World Congress in Athens
    5-9 July 2023 organized by the Athens Section CID including celebrations for the 50th anniversary of CID. Registrations are open.

    03. Teleconferences by CID Sections
    Free of charge, dance professionals only, also non-members, ask for the link to attend.

    Dance and disability. Thursday 22 September 2002 at 21:00 Athens time, in English by the Faliro Section CID
    Ramayana: The story of Rama. Dance & Spirituality program. Four online seminars on Saturdays 8th, 15th, 22nd & 29th October at 16:00 Paris time, in English, by the Paris Section CID
    The monthly CID Forum. Monday 10 October 2022 from 10 am to 10 pm Paris time (GMT +2) in 10 languages: English, French, Spanish, Italian etc.
    Historical dances. Thursday 13 October 2022 at 20:00 Athens time, in English by the Faliro Section CID
    Dancers in Ukraine today (and how to help them). Sunday 23 October 2022 at 18:00 Kiev time, in English by the Lviv Section CID.

    04. 1st World Festival of Indian Dance
    For the first time, select companies and solos from dozens of countries. The most prestigious event, the most demanding audience, the most respected organizer. Dora Stratou Dance Theater, Athens, 17-19 July 2023. Applications are open.

    05. CID General Assembly in Paris
    All Members are invited to attend the General Assembly of CID, Monday 19 December 2022 at the Palais de l’UNESCO in Paris. www.Unesco.org

    06. Meet the current CID President
    Read his profile at http://alkis.raftis.org Ask for an appointment in Paris.

    07. The monthly CID Forum
    Launching a new type of event, we will keep our www.Zoom.us open on the 10th day of each month. Dancers meet dancers from other countries, ask questions, express views, bring news, extend invitations etc. A virtual café where you come and go whenever you like. Try it!

 

Find events or send announcement of your event to be posted at             www.Panorama.CID-world.org   the official portal for dance events.
The CID Circular is compiled by Alkis Raftis and sent every month to CID Members and 35,000 other dance professionals in 200 countries.
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  1. New books by CID Members

Llauder, Laura: Alma a tierra. La danza cura. Spain, 2020.

Llauder, Laura: Eudanza. La danza del Yo. Espana, 2021, 213 p.

Lazou, Anna & Alkis Raftis & Malgorzata Borowaska (ed.): Orchesis. Texts on Ancient Greek dance. Athens, 2004, 258 p.

Raftis, Alkis: Dance in classical Greece. A handbook. Athens, Dora Stratou Dance Theater, 11 p.

Send your books to be included. You can find the list of 700 books authored by CID Members at www.Raftis.org

02. Teleconferences by CID Sections 

Free of charge, dance professionals only, also non-members, ask for the link to attend.

Dance & Philosophy (6). Sunday 28 August 2022 at 16:30 Athens time, in English, by the Piraeus Section CID
Belly Dance Terminology (2). Sunday 11 September 2022 at 20:00 Nicosia time, in English by the Nicosia Section CID
Dance and Disability, Thursday 22 September 2002 at 21:00 Athens time, in English by the Faliro Section CID

03. CID is never on holidays

Only CID operates 24/7/365. We are proud to serve the dance community non-stop. Contact us preferably through email.

04. UNESCO Consultation on the Status of the Artist

Ask for the link to take part in the online survey. Deadline 15 November 2022.

05. UNESCO Conference on Early Childhood Education

in Tashkent, Uzbekistan 14 to 16 November 2022. You can attend as representative of CID.

06. CID Conference in Florida, USA

Present your work at the 8th International Conference on Dance Research to be held in Broward Florida, USA, November 9th – 13th, 2022.

07. International Certification on Facebook

Post photos from your awarding ceremony.
 

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BRIEFING

 

Final report

58th World Congress, Athens 2022

http://2022congressathens.cid-world.org

 

237 conferees, see list at http://2022congressathens.cid-world.org/list-of-conferees/

35 countries of the 5 continents

8 university professors from 5 countries in the Scientific Committee.

20 CID Members worked as volunteers in the Congress Team

104 presentations, that is:
   40 lectures
   24 classes
   35 performances
                3 video projections
                2 exhibitions

The CID World Congresses is the most important gathering of dance specialists, since 1987; see why at www.CID-world.org/cdr/

See you again in Athens 5 to 9 July 2023.

 

 

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01. General Assembly in Paris
The General Assembly of CID is scheduled for Monday 19 December 2022 at the Palais de l’UNESCO in Paris. All Members are invited to attend. www.Unesco.org

02. Dance week in Paris
The week before the General Assembly you can spend time with CID Members from Paris who will guide you to dance performances, workshops, classes and other events there.

03. Teleconferences by CID Sections
Free of charge, dance professionals only, also non-members, ask for the link to attend.

Belly dance terminology (2). Sunday 11 September 2022 at 20:00 Nicosia time. In English by the Nicosia Section CID.

Dance and disability, Thursday 22 September 2002 at 21:00 Athens time, in English by the Faliro Section CID.

04. Books by CID Members
You can find the full list of 700 books authored by CID Members at www.Raftis.org

– Jacques, Michel F.: Choreology basic. Healing through dance. Elementary smooth & rhythm syllabus. Vol. 2. EC Publishing, Florida, USA, 2020, 123 p.
– Royston, Darren: Dramatic dance. An actor’s approach to dance as a dramatic art. London, Bloomsbury, 2014, 153 p.
– Sellman, Gita: La route aux fleurs argentées. Marrakech, Maroc, Les Infréquentables, 2011, 127 p.

05. 50 years CID
2023 will be an entire year of celebrations to mark the anniversary of CID, founded in 1973 within the UNESCO headquarters in Paris. Members are invited to contribute with events in their country. CID Sections will organize Roll Call Festivals.

06. UNESCO World Conference
on Cultural Policies and Sustainable Development will take place 28-30 September 2022 in Mexico City. Registration is open until 7 September 2022. Open to CID Members.

07. Nominations
CID members have the right to nominate worthy dance professionals for CID membership. Just send their name and contact details. We will invite them on your behalf.

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BRIEFING

 

Fraud in dance

Fake organizations

 

We often receive complaints regarding events proposed by organizations claiming national or international status. The internet is full of fraudulent activity and dance could not be an exception. This checklist will help you uncover fictitious organizations.

 

  1. Does the “organization” have a legal status, offices, salaried staff, a budget, a bank account, a long history?

    2. Is it accredited by government agencies or independent authorities?

    3. Who are its leaders, do they have sufficient credentials (read their profile), are they directly elected by all members?

    4. Ask for documents printed and signed. Look for names, fixed phone numbers and street addresses (no PO boxes)

    5. Do you vote for the leadership? If you don’t you are not a member, you are a customer.

    6. Names like International, Universal, Royal, Imperial, Institute, Conservatory etc. can be used by anyone – see who is behind.

    7. Before registering for an event check the organizer. Ask for a legal receipt of payment.

 

 

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01. 58th World Congress of Dance
You can still register and send work to be presented. Absentee presenters are admitted, though it is not an online event. Hundreds of top level professionals will be present in Athens 6-10 July 2022. http://2022CongressAthens.CID-world.org

02. Teleconferences by CID Sections
Free of charge, dance professionals only, ask for the link to attend.

La Danza Tradicional Española. Martes 28 de junio 2022 a las 18:30, hora de Madrid. En español, por la Sección Madrid CID

03. Hiring an Executive Director, U.S.A.
American dance company is looking for an Executive Director. Salary $45,000 plus bonus. Applicants should send a cover letter and resume.

04. Twitter
Follow Alkis Raftis on Twitter.

05. Your listing in the Global Directory
All dance professionals in the world are listed there. Just check if your listing mentions your credentials and what dances you teach – we want many students to find you and attend your classes or events. Just type your family name at www.CID-world.org/gdd

06. Dance Congress in Florida, USA
8th Annual International Congress on Dance Research to be held in Broward County Florida USA. 9 to 13 Nov. 2022. Organized by the Hallandale Section CID. Open to applications.

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BRIEFING

Titles in dance

Diplomas, prizes, licenses, certificates etc.

  1. Diplomas issued by private bodies do not have legal value
    unless issued by government accredited schools. Such schools usually have “National” in their name (example: Accademia Nazionale di Danza, in Italy)

    2. Diplomas issued in one country are not valid in another country
    Ask the Ministry of Education in your country

    3. Most school directors refuse to have their students examined
    Some have them examined by teachers of their own school

    4. Examiners are rarely more qualified than dance school directors

    5. Most examiners pass all students
    That is why they never post statistics of their results

    6. Titles are incompatible
    Diplomas by one examiner are not recognized by holders of other diplomas.

    7. Examiners are costly
    especially if they travel from a foreign country.

    8. Examinations for artists?
    Painters, musicians, poets, actors do not need examinations. Why do dancers need?

                                                                                Alkis Raftis

Find events or send announcement of your event to be posted at             www.Panorama.CID-world.org   the official portal for dance events.
The CID Circular is compiled by Alkis Raftis and sent every month to CID Members and 35,000 other dance professionals in 200 countries.
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  1. General Assembly in Paris
    The General Assembly of CID is scheduled for Monday 19 December 2022 at the Palais de l’UNESCO in Paris. All Members are invited to attend. www.Unesco.org

    02. 58th World Congress of Dance
    The oldest and most important gathering of dance professionals, this year in Athens 6-10 July 2022. Do not miss it!           http://2022CongressAthens.CID-world.org

    03. Teleconferences by CID Sections
    Free of charge, dance professionals only, ask for the link to attend.
    Nature and dance. Thursday 12 May 2022 at 18:30 Athens time. In English, by the Faliro Section CID.
    Middle Eastern bellydance. Variations, styles, terminology. Wednesday 18 May 2022 at 17:00 Cyprus time. In English, by the Nicosia Section CID.
    Terapia y Danza (3). Jueves 19 de Mayo de 2022, 18:30 hora de Madrid. En español, por la Sección Madrid CID
    Ubuntu beyond theology: Tsutsube The San of Kalahari healing dance. Saturday 11 June at 16:00 Paris time. In English, by the Paris Section CID

    04. New books by CID Members
    Tomas, Augusto: Tango terroir. A happy feeling that is danced. Gibraltar, 2022, 76 p. Also in French and in Spanish.
    Namèche, Isabelle : Corps dansé. Confidences photographiques. France, EDP Sciences, 2021, 147 p.

    05. UNESCO prize of US$ 100,000
    Nominations are open for the Prize for the Promotion of Tolerance and Non-Violence 2022 awarded every two years, established in 1995. Deadline is 15June 2022

    06. New CID Sections
    86. Carsoli Section, Abruzzo, Italy. President: Mr. Ivan Cicchetti
    87. Nicosia Section, Cyprus. President: Ms. Zahra Bakhtiari

    There are CID Sections in almost every country, contact them for information and cooperation. http://section.cid-world.org/index.php/cid-sections

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BRIEFING

 

Dancing in the rain

 

   Return to proven, time-honored, basic notions – like Mother Nature. Get out of the studio – teach and perform in parks, yards, lawns, sports venues, open spaces, beaches.

  Dance was born under the sky and continued so for thousands of years. Villagers danced every Sunday afternoon in the village square. Ballet and Indian classical forms evolved from performances by itinerant artists who set up stages in vacant lots.

    It will take some adaptations: providing music, laying a floor, changing costumes – but these are practical details. The main issue is changing the attitude of people – the teacher’s role is to guide them towards a natural activity, free from worries, free from boundaries.

   Dance was not meant to take place indoors, it gradually turned into classes within four walls, shows in closed theaters and video clips on screens.

   Try dancing in the sunshine or in the moonlight, breathing fresh air, try dancing in the rain!

                                                                                                  Alkis Raftis

 

 

 

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01. UNESCO Prize for Girls’ and Women’s Education
Two winners will receive US $ 50,000 each, in support of their work to advance education for girls and women. CID will nominate dance schools selected among applicants.

02. Dance Day 29 April
This year Dance Day is dedicated to solidarity among dancers. Please inform newspapers, TV and social media. Celebrate Dance Day you way, visit the official website www.DanceDay.CID-world.org
Dance Day belongs to all dancers. CID has founded Dance Day and offered it to the world. Ignore efforts to appropriate Dance Day, it belongs to all. 

  1. Teleconferences by CID Sections
    Free of charge, dance professionals only, ask for the link to attend.

Dance therapy methods. Wednesday 13 April 2022 at 18:00 Athens time. In English by the Athens Section CID                                        
Danza Española hoy
. Danza Estilizada, Escuela Bolera y Danza Tradicional de España en el mundo. Miercoles 20 de Abril de 2022, 18:30 hora de Madrid. En español, por la Sección Madrid CID
Philosophy and dance (2)
. Sunday 24 April 2022 at 16:30 Athens time. In English, by the Athens Section CID
Philosophy and dance (3)
. Sunday 8 May 2022 at 16:30 Athens time. In English, by the Athens Section CID
Nature and dance
. Thursday 12 May 2022 at 18:30 Athens time. In English, by the Faliro Section CID
Middle Eastern bellydance. Variations, styles, nomenclature
. Wednesday 18 May 2022 at 17:00 Cyprus time. In English, by the Nicosia Section CID.
Terapia y Danza (3)
. Jueves 19 de Mayo de 2022, 18:30 hora de Madrid. En español, por la Sección Madrid CID

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BRIEFING
Titles in dance
Diplomas, prizes, licenses, certificates etc.

 

  1.             Diplomas issued by private bodies do not have legal value
    Only diplomas issued by governments or government accredited schools are valid. Such schools usually have “National” in their name (example: Accademia Nazionale di Danza, in Italy)
    2. Diplomas issued in one country are not valid in another country
    Sometimes foreign diplomas are recognized – ask the Ministry of Education or the competent Ministry in your country
    3. In most countries School Directors refuse to have their students examined.
    Some have them examined by teachers of their school.
    4. Examiners are rarely more qualified than other dance teachers.
    5. Most examiners pass all students.
    That is why they never post statistics of results.
    6. Content knowledge is incompatible
    What students learn is not transferable, they cannot get credit for it to continue in another school.
    7. Diplomas for artists?
    Painters, musicians, poets, actors do not need diplomas. Why do dancers need?

 

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  1. CID membership renewal
    If you did not renew for 2022 you are automatically a former member of the CID. You will receive the CID Circular and other announcements only if you have validated your email address.

    02. Teleconferences by CID Sections
    Free of charge, dance professionals only, ask for the link to attend. Please distinguish Teleconferences (several experts representing distinct approaches, offering the widest possible spectrum of the subject) and Seminars (a form of teaching, an intensive class by one speaker).

    How many styles of belly dance are there? Friday 25 March at 11:00 Lisbon time, in Portuguese by the Lisbon Section CID.

    Philosophy and dance. Sunday 27 March at 16:30 Athens time, in English by the Athens and Pireaus Sections CID.

    Isadora Duncan and modern dance (2)
    . Monday 28 March at 17:00 Athens time, in English by the Tinos Section CID.

    Methodology of teaching folk dances. Tuesday 29 March at 11:00 Mexico City time, in Spanish by the Mexico City Section CID

    Dance and therapy (2). Thursday 31 March at 18:30 Madrid time, in Spanish, by the Madrid Section CID|.

    Teaching Indian dance abroad. Thursday 7 April at 20:00 Tokyo time, in English by the Ashiya Section CID, Japan.

    Dance therapy methods. Wednesday 13 April at 18:00 Athens time, in English by the Athens Section CID.

    03. UNESCO on Education
    UNESCO has launched the preparations for the 2022 Transforming Education Summit to be held this September on The Futures of Education         www.sdg4education2030.org

    04. Dance Day 29 April
    This year Dance Day is dedicated to solidarity among dancers. Please forward it to newspapers, TV and social media.
    Prepare your event for Dance Day, visit the official website www.DanceDay.CID-world.org

Dance Day belongs to all dancers and to no one in particular. CID has founded Dance Day and offered it to the world, does not want to own it. Ignore those trying to highjack Dance Day for their own purposes, the have flooded the internet with fake news.

 

 

The official message for

Dance Day

29 April 2022

www.DanceDay.CID-world.org

   This message is written as rockets hit residential buildings and people fight in the streets. It is probably too optimistic to hope that people on the 29th of April will be dancing in the streets celebrating peace. The situation demands from dancers to show solidarity to other dancers. Individuality and ‘do it alone’ people are out of fashion.
   Many people are eager to help but they risk falling victims of scam. It is very difficult to distinguish between genuine and fake organizations, websites, people, news etc. You can trust only those you have known for many years, only those with a long history of a serious policy you agree with – certainly not those who promise to do now what they have never done before. The past is the best guarantee for the future.
   CID will not act as intermediary. We advocate direct person-to-person communication, assistance and collaboration. This is what we propose:

– Go to the Global Dance Directory. Type keywords like: name of city, type of dance etc. Try various keywords.
– Find dance professionals and call them, or ask CID for their email address.
– Tell them you care, ask what they need
– Send what you can
– Maintain contact, give courage to overcome hardships, prepare cooperation after the crisis.

   This is not the moment for romantic outbursts on the virtues of dance and nice-sounding but vague assertions. Dance, after being severely hit by the pandemic is now hit by armed conflict and the prospect of cold war on a global scale. It is the time for concrete action and tangible results, a time for dancers getting together to advance united.

                                              Prof. Dr. Alkis Raftis
                               President of the International Dance Council
                                               CID, UNESCO, Paris

 

  1. The official message for Dance Day is sent to dance professionals in 200 countries. Translate the message to your language, post it online, send it to the media. Find guidelines for your own celebration as well as previous DD messages at www.DanceDay.CID-world.org
    2. Dance Day, every year on 29 April, established in 1982 and monitored 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 professionals organize an event addressing an audience different from their usual one.

Find events or send announcement of your event to be posted at www.Panorama.CID-world.org   the official portal for dance events.
The CID Circular is compiled by Alkis Raftis and sent every month to CID Members and 35,000 other dance professionals in 200 countries.
To ensure that messages reach you validate your address at www.CID-world.org
To stop receiving messages reply writing UNSUBSCRIBE in the subject line.

 

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Tel. +33 1 4568 4953               WhatsApp +33 6 1155 3111   www.CID-world.org
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  1. Teleconferences by CID Sections
    Free of charge, dance professionals only, ask for the link to attend. Teleconferences bring together a number of experts representing various approaches, offering the widest possible spectrum of the subject. Seminars on the other hand are a form of teaching, an intensive class by one speaker.

    How many styles of bellydance are there? Friday 25 March 2022 at 11:00 Lisbon time, in Portuguese by the Lisbon Section CID
    Philosophy and dance. Sunday 27 March at 16:30 Athens time, in English by the Athens and Pireaus Sections CID.
    Isadora Duncan and modern dance. Monday 28 March at 17:00 Athens time, in English by the Tinos Section CID.
    Methodology of teaching folk dances. Tuesday 29 March at 11:00 Mexico City time, in Spanish by the Mexico City Section CID
    Dance and therapy (2). Thursday 31 March 2022 at 18:30 Madrid time, in Spanish and English, by the Madrid Section CID

    02. World Congress in Athens, Greece
    The 58th World Congress of Dance Research will take place in Athens 6-10 July 2022. Several hundred dance professionals are expected, like in previous years. All CID Members are invited.

    03. New CID Sections
    81. Chalandri, Athens, Greece. President: Ms. Anastasia Anastasopoulou
    82. Vienna, Austria. President: Ms. Prof. Rose Breuss Bochdansky
    83. Venice, Italy. President: Mr. Niko Costantino
    84. Dubai, United Arab Emirates. President: Mr. Giacomo Giovanni
                Giardina
    85. Berlin, Germany. President: Mr. Ingo Guenther

    04. CID is never on holidays
    CID is the only organization that operates 24/7/365. We are proud to serve the dance community non-stop. Contact us preferably through email.

    05. Employment opportunity
    Dance company in the United States is seeking an experienced Executive Director to oversee all operations, functions and activities.

BRIEFING

The CID Library of the Dance

http://writings.raftis.org/books-by-cid-members/

 

   Books and magazines authored or edited by members of the International Dance Council CID at UNESCO. The list is posted at the CID Portal and circulated world-wide. This results in:

  1. Prestige, as the public realizes the enormous intellectual production of CID Members: 1000 books and over 40 printed magazines.
  2. More sales, since no publisher can have the wide contacts CID has within the dance world.
  3. Lower cost, as readers can order books directly to publishers or to authors.
  4. Feedback, since authors can receive comments from their readers.
  5. Better acquaintance between CID members, once they know the research interests and publication achievements of each other.

Send your books to be included.

 

Find events or send announcement of your event to be posted at www.Panorama.CID-world.org   the official portal for dance events.

The CID Circular is compiled by Alkis Raftis and sent every month to CID Members and 35,000 other dance professionals in 200 countries.

To ensure that messages reach you validate your address at www.CID-world.org

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  1. Renewal of CID membership
    CID Members that have not renewed figure as Former Members at the Global Dance Directory. Dual membership (teacher & school) is recommended. Send through www.Paypal.com for less commission (up to $5 compared to $35 for bank transfer). Ask for an invoice or copy it from www.CID-world.org/renew/

    02. Teleconferences by CID Sections
    Ask for the link to attend, free of charge, dance professionals only, with validated email address.

    Dance and therapy. Thursday 3 February at 18:30 Madrid time, in Spanish by the Madrid Section CID.
    Dance in Ancient Rome. Sunday 6 February at 11:00 Rome time, in Italian by the Lazzio Section CID.
    Vaganova and her ballet method (3). Tuesday 8 February at 18:00 Moscow time, in English by the Nizhni Novgorod Section CID.
    Cecchetti and his ballet method. Sunday 13 February at 18:00 Rome time, in English by the Venice Section CID.
    Isadora Duncan and modern dance. Sunday 20 February at 18:00 Athens time, in Greek by the Tinos Island Section CID.

    03. CID General Assembly in Paris
    147 CID Members were registered to attend and 53 were represented, from 64 countries. Do not miss the next General Assembly, December 2022 in Paris.

    04. Job opening in the USA
    An American university has asked us to announce that it is looking for a qualified person for the position of Assistant Professor of Dance. Offering a salary of 40,000 dollars a year plus benefits, private office and furnished housing.



    Find events or send announcement of your event to be posted at               www.Panorama.CID-world.org the official portal for dance events.
    The CID Circular is compiled by Alkis Raftis and sent every month to CID Members and 35,000 other dance professionals in 200 countries.
    To ensure that messages reach you validate your address at               www.CID-world.org
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International Dance Council
CID, UNESCO, 1 rue Miollis FR-75732 Paris 15, France
Tel. +33 1 4568 4953                   WhatsApp +33 6 1155 3111   www.CID-world.org
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2021

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  1. Renewal of CID membership
    CID membership ends in December. Dual membership (teacher & school) is recommended. Send through www.Paypal.com for less commission (up to $5 compared to $35 for bank transfer). Ask for an invoice or copy it from
    www.CID-world.org/renew/

    02. “Spiritual practices for dancers” online seminar
    Tuesday 28 December 2021 at 16:00 Paris time. In English, by the Paris Section CID. Ask for the link to attend.

    03. “Indian dance in the Americas” online seminar
    Sunday 19 December 2021 at 16:00 Chicago time. In English, by the Bangalore Section CID. Ask for the link to attend.

    04. “Vaganova and her ballet method (2)” online seminar
    Tuesday 21 December 2021 at 18:00 Moscow time. In English, by the Nizhni Novgorod Section CID. Ask for the link to attend.

    05. International Certification ceremony
    Send photos of your awarding ceremony to be posted at
    www.facebook.com/groups/CID.InternationalCertification

    06. UNESCO Culture Forum
    CID Members interested in Cultural Policies and Development can subscribe free of charge to the Culture & Public Policies Tracker. Send email to Culture.Forum@unesco.org

    07. XI International Dance Olympiad 2022
    1-30 January 2022. Inviting participants to an online competition (ballet, contemporary, folk dance). For CID Members one person from the school is free.

    08. CID General Assembly in Paris
    147 CID Members were registered to attend and 53 were represented, from 64 countries. It has been decided to continue the same policy with the same team. Next General Assembly will be in Paris the first week of December 2022.

 

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01.  The CID General Assembly
Monday 13 December 2021 at UNESCO in Paris. Members attending must register in advance. Deadline for registration is Monday 6 December. Members not attending can send proxy, see Briefing below.

02.  Renewal of CID membership
CID membership ends in December. Dual membership (teacher + school) is recommended. Send through www.Paypal.com or add $35 when using bank transfer. Ask for an invoice or find it at  www.CID-world.org/renew/

03.  Over 10 million visits
count the websites of CID! You are listed there, we want people to find you, read about you, contact you for cooperation. Check your listing at the Global Dance Directory, the focal point of the dance industry, more important than all social media combined.

04.  “Indian dance in the Americas” online seminar
Sunday 19 December 2021 at 16:00 Chicago time. In English by the Bangalore Section CID. Ask for the link to attend.

05.  “Vaganova and her ballet method” online seminar
Thursday 25 November 2021 at 18:00 Moscow time. In English by the Saint Petersburg Section CID. Ask for the link to attend.


 

BRIEFING

 

Please fill the present proxy and send it before 30 November 2021 /  Veuillez remplir le présent pouvoir et l’envoyer avant le 30 novembre 2021.

 

 

P R O X Y  /  P O U V O I R

 

 

 The undersigned  / Je, soussigné/e


 

…………………………………………………………………………………………………

(Your full name / Votre nom et prénom)

 

CID member in 2021  /  membre du CID en 2021

give proxy to:  /  donne pouvoir à


 

…………………………………………………………………………………………………

(Full name of your representative  /  Nom complet de votre représentant )

to represent me at the 24th General Assembly and vote on my behalf  /

pour me représenter à la 24ème Assemblée générale et voter en mon nom

 

NOTE: Each CID member having the possibility to receive a limited number of proxies, you can leave blank the name of your representative / Un membre du CID ne pouvant recevoir qu’un nombre limité de pouvoirs, vous pouvez laisser en blanc le nom de votre mandataire.

 

Your place of residence  /  Fait à   ……………………….………………………..

 

Date   …………………………

 
 

 

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  1. The CID General Assembly
    Monday 13 December 2021 in the main building of UNESCO in Paris. Members attending should be in the list of participants and apply early for a visa to France. Teachers can offer International Certification at an awarding ceremony that day.

    02. Sacred dances for the contemporary world
    Online seminar by the Paris Section CID in the series “Dance and spirituality”, Saturday 30 October 2021 at 16:00 Paris time (in French with English translation). Send application to receive the link
    https://cid-ds.org/seminars

    03. New books by CID Members
    Gaggiotti, Giorgio & Sandro Fioretti: All in one step. In search of lightness within the tango embrace. The biomechanics of tango step. Ancona, Italy, 2021, 214 p.
    Raftis, Alkis: Dance in classical Greece. Athens, Dora Stratou Dance Theater, 2019, 111 p.

    04. General Conference of UNESCO
    CID Members can attend the 41st session of the General Conference of UNESCO at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, 9-24 November 2021. The supreme event in science, education and culture – heads of state and ministers of many countries take part. Registration deadline is 02 November.

    05. Modern dance reloaded
    Online symposium on modern dance, organized by the German Society for Dance Research. Saturday 6 November 2021 at 10:00-17:00, in German and English.

    06. The UNESCO Courier
    Subscribe free of charge, get information at the highest level from the most authoritative publication on culture and education. Online and on paper, in your language. https://en.unesco.org/courier/ courier@unesco.org

    07. Intellectual property for choreographers
    The art of dance is officially represented by CID at the United Nations World Intellectual Property Organization in Geneva. Contact us if you wish to establish copyright for a choreographic creation of yours.

 

BRIEFING

24th General Assembly of the CID

http://paris.section.cid-world.org

The General Assembly of CID is the highest level event in the field of dance. It is held every two years, usually in a different country. The 24th General Assembly will take place on Monday 13 December 2021 at Palais de l’UNESCO in Paris.

  1. If you are not a CID Member
    Apply for CID membership by sending your professional profile (CV, bio, resume).
  2. If you are a CID Member
    Send Assembly participation fee 35 US dollars (or 30 euros) and membership fee 2021 and 2022 since membership is renewed in December. You can nominate other dance professionals for CID membership so they can attend with you.

    3. If you need a visa or a formal invitation letter
    Confirm your postal address where letter will be sent. Contact the Embassy of France in your country, read visa information in the Paris Section website before you apply.

    4. If you need financing
    Apply to your country’s National Commission for UNESCO and to public or private sponsors with the formal invitation letter.

    5. List of CID Members attending
    Ensure that your name is in the list featured at the Paris Section website. This list will be handed to the UNESCO Security Service to allow you to enter the building and to issue a visitor’s badge. Visit www.unesco.org in 6 languages.

    6. Informal meetings
    Sunday 12 through Wednesday 14 December from 18:00 to 22:00 at UNESCO, 1 rue Miollis (metro stations Sèvres-Lecourbe or Cambronne or Ségur). Leave your passport at the gate and come to Bâtiment Miollis bureau 8.41.
    Since the Assembly is a purely administrative event, try to attend at least one informal meeting to discuss with CID members and staff.
  3. Travel agency
    For flights, visa, low cost accommodation and general information you can contact the specialized travel agency LUMEN TRAVEL, Mr. Mansour, WhatsApp +30 690 688 9977   info@lumentravel.com  


For updated information visit regularly
http://Paris.Section.CID-world.org/  

We look forward to seeing you in Paris

 

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  1. The CID General Assembly
    is announced for Monday 13 December 2021 in the main building of UNESCO in Paris, the most prestigious venue of world culture. All CID Members are invited to attend and to vote. Candidates for the post of President can send their proposal. www.unesco.org

  2. International Certification
    In many countries dance classes start again after a long time. As Member of the CID you can offer International Certification to your students. Announce it widely to attract more students to your classes. www.CID-world.org/Certification/

  3. Online seminar in English
    Saturday 02 October 2021 at 14:00 Paris time (in English). Theme: Sacred folk dances around Mysore, India. A part of the program “Dance and spirituality” by the Paris Section CID, Ask for the link to attend.

  4. Online seminar in Russian
    Dances and dance companies of Privolzhya. 15 October 2021. Organized by the Nizhny Novgorod Section CID. Ask for the link to attend.
  5. Online seminar in English
    Theme: “Culture as a global unifier”. 9th of October 2021 at 14:30 (French time) or 18:00 (Indian time). Ask for the link to attend.

  6. Let students find you
    The Global Dance Directory has millions of visitors, make sure they can find you. Check your listing, just type your family name at the Search window  www.CID-world.org/gdd/

 

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  1. World Congress in Athens, Greece

The 58th World Congress of Dance Research will take place in Athens 6-10 July 2022. Several hundred dance professionals are expected, like in previous years. CID Members only.

  1. Meet the dream team

The CID Secretariat has more than a dozen people working daily to serve you. They are CID Members with a long training and experience, speaking several languages each. See them at  https://cid-world.org/officers/

  1. Seminar: Dances and Dance Companies of Privolzhya

15 October 2021. Organized by the Nizhny Novgorod Section, in Russian.

  1. New book by a CID Member

“Layla goes to ballet class” by Anne-Marie Pos-Terlouw, President of the Ridderkerk Section in Holland. A thin picture book for very little children.

  1. Your listing in the Global Dance Directory

You want people to find you, especially prospective students. Usually they type the city and the kind of dance, example: Madrid modern or Quito ballet. Type your family name at   www.CID-world.org/gdd  to find your listing.

  1. Posts on CID at social media

Seeking posters and videos for the CID accounts at Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter. They should be dedicated to CID, presenting one of its programs or aspects. 

  1. Nomination by CID Members

You are encouraged to nominate worthy persons for CID membership. Send their name and email (sending copy to them) ask them to send their profile. This is how CID grows, by nominations from its Members.

 

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01.  The CID General Assembly

is planned for the end of 2021, venue to be announced in September. The Secretariat asks for proposals by Members who wish to host it in their city.

02.  CID Teleconferences and Seminars

Teleconferences are offered by the CID Secretariat and involve a particular country, while Seminars are offered by CID Sections and have a theme. Send proposal for country and theme.

03.  International Certification

Dance schools have been hit severely by the pandemic. Here is our advice: Offer International Certification and make a wide publicity about it. This will bring many more students to your school, and consequently more funds.

04.  Your listing in the Directory

The Global Dance Directory is the pride of CID, nearly half a million dance professionals and schools are listed. It is the best publicity, people can easily find you, read about you and contact you. Just check if your listing is complete and correct  www.CID-world.org/gdd

05.  Seminar: Dance into divinity

Bharatanatyam inspired by Hinduism, Sufism, Taoism, Christianity and Buddhism. Thursday 22 July 2021 at 16:00 Paris time, in English, by the Paris Section CID

06.  Seminar: Armenian dance, past and present

15 July 2021 at 20:00 Yerevan time. Organized by the Nizhny Novgorod Section, in Armenian & Russian.

 

BRIEFING

Examination Boards

 

    Since there is no legislation on dance, anyone can perform or teach dance in the same way that anyone can perform or teach painting, music, singing, poetry or sculpture. It is a basic principle that everyone must enjoy unhindered access to and practice of the arts. The public is the final arbiter.

    Most dance teachers have experience as professional dancers and/or a long training in teaching dance. Still, students need to know the credentials of teachers and this creates the need for titles. Examination Boards provide examinations and eventually syllabuses leading to a document certifying that the student has passed an examination and has been found capable to teach a particular style of dance.

    The British have been pioneers in this industry for more than a century. In the U.K. you will find many Boards such as RAD, ISTD, IDTA, BBO, NATD, BATD, UKA, ABD etc. Holders of their titles are hundreds of thousands, mostly in the Commonwealth countries. In other countries a title is not necessary, it is enough to be a graduate of a well-known school, especially a government one. Disciplines are mainly ballet and ballroom, but also modern, contemporary, jazz and many others.

    Examination Boards offer an invaluable service to the profession and to the public, but they have weaknesses: (1) Titles have no legal value. (2) Examiners are not more qualified than school directors sending their students to the exams. (3) Credibility is low since all students pass. (4) Examination fees are costly. (5) Students are often tricked by fake organizations with impressive titles which are businesses in disguise, selling titles.

    Dance students, their parents and teachers must be careful in choosing examiners, whether from their own country or from abroad. Titles are necessary, albeit private ones, until governments decide to offer national titles with international recognition.

                                                                          Alkis Raftis

 

 

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  1. CID Teleconferences

The official meeting in each country. Inviting all dance teachers, choreographers and researchers in all forms of dance, professionals only, free of charge. Ask for the link to join if you speak the language.

Cyprus: Tuesday 15 June 2021 at 10:00 Nicosia time (in Greek)

South Africa, Tuesday 6 July 2021 at 10:00 Pretoria time (in English)

Ecuador: Thursday 8 July 2021 at 14:00 Quito time (in Spanish)

Costa Rica: Friday 9 July 2021 at 10:30 San Jose time (in Spanish)

Argentina: Saturday 10 July 2021 at 15:00 Buenos Aires time (in Spanish)
 

  1.           Seminars by CID Sections

Free of charge, dance professionals only. Ask for the link to join. Validate your email address.

Philosophy and dance in the Greek tradition. 26 June 2021 at 20:30 Athens time (Pireaus Section, in English)

Dances and dance companies of Privolzhya, 1 July 2021 at 20:00 Moscow time (Nizhny Novgorod Section, in Russian)

Armenian dance, past and present, 15 July 2021 at 20:00 Erevan time (Nizhny Novgorod Section, in Armenian & Russian)
 

  1. International Certification

Want more students in your classes? Offer the official International Certification of Dance Studies. Free of charge to CID Members. www.CID-world.org/Certification/

 

 

 

 

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  1. CID Teleconferences
    The official meeting in each country. Dance teachers and choreographers in all forms of dance, professionals only, free of charge. Ask for the link to join if you speak the language.

    Ukraine: Saturday 22 May 2021 at 12:00 Kiev time (in Ukrainian and Russian)
    Mexico: Monday 24 May 2021 at 11:00 Mexico City time (in Spanish)
    Cyprus: Sunday 6 June 2021 at 18:00 Nicosia time (in Greek and English)
  2. Seminars by CID Sections
    Free of charge, dance professionals only. Validate your email address and ask for the link to join.

    Dance and theater arts, Tuesday 25 May 2021 at 10:00 Madrid time (Madrid Section, in Spanish)
    Aromatherapy for dancers, Thursday 27 May 2021 at 18:00 Athens time (Chalandri Section, in English)
    Transmission of ritual gesture, Saturday 29 May 2021 at 15:00 Paris time (Paris Section, in French)
    Dance for pre-school children, Monday 31 May 2021 at 10:30 Lisbon time (Lisbon Section, in Portuguese)
    Shamanism in Mongolian dancing, Saturday 5 June 2021 at 14:00 Paris time (Paris Section, in English)
    Discovery of dancer’s potential with Natya Yoga, Saturday 26 June 2021 at 12:00 Kiev time (Kharkiv Section, in Russian)
  3. CID Congress in Florida
    Organized by the Hallandale Beach Section in Florida, USA, 10-14 November 2021. Performances are welcomed by soloists, duos and dance companies. Presentations are welcomed by lecturers.
    hallandalesectioncid@gmail.com www.cidhallandale.org
  4. 6.5 million dollars for the dance in Canada
    The Canadian Ministry of Culture has allocated 6.5 million dollars for the support of professional dance, especially for the relief of artists obliged to remain inactive during the pandemic.

  5. UNESCO Prize for Teacher Development
    For pedagogical innovations enhancing the performance of teachers for quality education for all. The three laureates will receive US $100,000 each to further develop and disseminate their outstanding practices related to teacher development.

 

BRIEFING
Footballers as dancers
 

Recently the major European football clubs tried unsuccessfully to form a Super League promising to “deliver excitement and drama never before seen in football”. A bank would invest 4 billion dollars, expecting earnings of 5 billion a year from broadcasting rights. Imagine football matches at Netflix, that is why some called it Soccerflix.

Fans watching football are supporters of a team, they want their team to win, they are there to cheer it. Under this project spectators would focus more on the game itself and less on who wins it. They would not really be tied emotionally to a team, but only look for thrills in the show. Players would be regarded even more as superstars performing for the audience.

This brings in mind dance performances, where there are no winners and losers, no goals to score, no adversaries. People watch mainly dancers in the leading roles, their dexterity and grace, their physical and artistic feats, achieved through long practice and talent. They enjoy the story, the music, the creativity of the choreographer. Dancers compete with themselves, not with each other.

If footballers are gradually regarded as dancers, why don’t dancers become like footballers? Why don’t they earn astronomical sums? It is because dance performances do not fill stadiums. A theater has 500 seats, a stadium has 50,000. This means a hundred times more money from tickets, plus much more from sponsors, plus even more from TV rights. A footballer gets paid 1000 times more than a dancer.

Why doesn’t dance fill stadiums? Even now, with meagre financing dance offers much more than football, much more than any sport. Imagine dance financed 1000 times more, it would be glorious! It would transform society altogether. Why doesn’t it?

                                                                                   Alkis Raftis

 

 

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01.  CID Teleconferences
The official meeting in every country. Dance teachers and choreographers in all forms of dance, professionals only, free of charge. Prior registration is necessary, ask for the link to join if you speak the language.
Italy: Saturday 24 April 2021 at 10:00 Rome time (in Italian)
Egypt:  Tuesday 27 April 2021 at 20:00 Cairo time (in English)
Greece: Saturday 8 May 2021 at 20:00 Athens time (in Greek)
Ukraine: Saturday 22 May 2021 at 12:00 Kiev time (in Ukrainian and Russian)

02.  International Certification free of charge
A French lady has offered a donation to CID which will be used to cover membership fee of students certified. The school must be a CID Member that has not offered Certification before. Two students per school can benefit.

03.  Dance Day celebration
29 April is near, prepare your online celebration. This is the best opportunity to promote your work and your school or company. Visit  www.DanceDay.CID-world.org  for ideas. Translate the official message to your language and send for posting.
 
04.  CID Section Seminars
Dance professionals only, free of charge. Prior registration is necessary, ask for the link to join.
Athens Section: The Sousta dance, 21, 22 & 23 April 2021 at 20:00 Athens time (in Greek)
Pireaus Section: Logos & Choros in traditions & world cultures, Saturday 24 April 2021 at 19:00 Athens time (in Greek & English)
Paris Section: Transmission of ritual gesture, Saturday 29 May 2021 at 15:00 Paris time (in French)


BRIEFING
How many dancers are there?


The answer is easy: No one knows! There are no reliable statistics in any country, either because governments are not interested or because there are no clear definitions. We are obliged to approach the subject through rough guessing.

For the purpose of this inquiry we define a professional dancer as someone whose income comes from dance, wholly or partly. Thus we leave out all amateur dancers (persons who simply can dance) that make a great part of the population of any country. This definition includes dance teachers, choreographers and performing dancers. We define as dance school an establishment that charges for dance classes. This leaves out most dance clubs, non-performing companies, folk dance groups (very numerous) and dance classes for children in primary or secondary education.

In CID we use the “thousand-to-one rule”: the average country has 1 professional dancer for every 1000 in population and 1 school for every 10,000. Consequently a country with a population of 10 million should have 10,000 dancers and 1,000 schools. This seems not very far from reality, though countries vary considerably around the average – a rich country with a predominantly Christian population can have double the above figures (5,000/1), while Muslim countries (a quarter of the world’s population) will have less than half.

According to our assumption the United States should have 660,000 dancers and 66,000 schools, while Canada should have 80,000 dancers and 8,000 schools. These round figures seem plausible. In Europe, some countries like the UK, France and Italy are comparable to the USA (5,000/1) while Scandinavia is far below the average. Most countries are in between, Greece for example falls exactly on the average with 1,000 schools and 10,000 dancers for a population of 10 million.

We do not try to estimate the total number of dancers and schools in the world, the reason being that some very populous countries are opaque, starting with China. In Pakistan, Bangladesh and the entire Black Africa the number of schools is negligible, while in Iran dance is severely punished (you risk 100 lashes and jail if caught!). Even in rich countries rural areas have no schools. Let us conclude with deep sadness that more than 80% of the globe’s population has no access to dance classes. Adventurous graduates of dance academies have a job to do.

                                                                           Alkis Raftis






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  1. CID Teleconferences
    The official meeting in every country. Dance teachers and choreographers in all forms of dance, professionals only. Prior registration is necessary, free of charge.

Spain: Monday 15 March 2021 at 10:00 Madrid time
Georgia: Thursday 25 March 2021 at 12:00 Tbilisi time
Brazil: Saturday 27 March at 09:00 Brasilia time
Portugal: Monday 29 March 2021 at 10:00 Lisbon time
Romania: Monday 12 April 2021 at 19:00 Bucharest time

02. The UNESCO Courier
Information at the highest level, the most authoritative publication on culture and education, online and on paper, in your language. Subscribe free of charge at https://en.unesco.org/courier/     courier@unesco.org

03. Webinars by CID Sections
Ancient world and dance
. Ongoing; Pireaus Section CID.
Let’s dance human rights, 27 March 2021, Avignon Section CID
Vôdoun: Dancing the divinities, 10 April 2021, Paris Section CID
To register free of charge find the website of the Section or write to the CID Secretariat.

04. Dutch dance teachers honored by King
The Dutch Dance Teachers Association NVD, Member of the CID, has received Royal status by His Majesty the King Willem-Alexander. Founded in 1920, it is one of the oldest dance organizations in the world. www.nvd.dance

05. UNESCO Prize for Girls’ and Women’s Education
Two annual awards of 50,000 US dollars, open to nominations in English or French. Deadline is 26 May 2021 (midnight, Paris time).

06. Dance Day 29 April
Send wishes to students and friends. Prepare your own celebration, find guidelines and ideas at the official website www.DanceDay.CID-world.org Send us your poster, post it on your social media accounts. Dance Day does not belong to anyone (not even to CID) ignore those claiming to own it!

The official message for
Dance Day
29 April 2021

www.DanceDay.CID-world.org
 

 

80 years ago, Europe around 1941: a great part of Europe is occupied, curfew is imposed, radio is forbidden, sometimes no electricity. Families stay long evening hours at home with nothing to do, under conditions leading to depression and nervous breakdown – they get desperate.

Grandparents come to the rescue – their memories go back to the time when people could produce their own enjoyment, when they did not depend on TV, on dining out, going to the cinema or attending events. They had active, not passive entertainment. Younger ones had lost the ability to take pleasure in relating stories, telling jokes, singing and dancing at home in good company.

The aged people became the soul of the party singing the old songs, dancing the dances and taking the whole family with them, plus the neighbors. This is how the half-forgotten songs and dances jumped one generation and survived, producing after the War a revival of folk dancing.

As dance professionals, think of your role in the present situation of pandemic, lockdown and curfew. People need you now and will need you after this crisis. You produce a vaccine against the virus of the soul: you know how to make people dance. You hear the call, answer it!
 

 

                                                       Alkis Raftis
                                 President of the International Dance Council
                                                   CID, UNESCO, Paris

 

 

 

  1. The official message for Dance Day is sent to dance professionals in 200 countries. Translate the message to your language, post it online, send it to the media. Find guidelines for your own celebration as well as previous DD messages at www.DanceDay.CID-world.org
    2. Dance Day, every year on 29 April, established in 1982 and monitored 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 professionals organize an event addressing an audience different from their usual one.

 

Find events or send announcement of your event to be posted at the CID Panorama www.Panorama.CID-world.org   the official portal for dance events.
The CID Circular is compiled by Alkis Raftis and sent every month to CID Members and 35,000 other dance professionals in 200 countries.

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  1. Former CID Members
    Search your family name in the Global Dance Directory, see if you appear as Former Member. To send renewal visit           www.CID-world.org/renew

02. CID Teleconference China
Dance teachers in China are invited to the CID Teleconference China on Sunday 28 February 2021 15:30 Beijing time. Language: Chinese. To register free of charge send your data and validate your email address.

  1. CID Teleconference India
    Indian dance teachers are invited to the CID Teleconference India on Friday 5 March 2021 18:00 Delhi time. Language: English. To register free of charge send your data and validate your email address.
  2. CID Teleconference Spain
    Dance teachers in Spain are invited to the CID Teleconference Spain on Monday 15 March 2021 10:00 Madrid time. Language: Spanish. To register free of charge send your data and validate your email address.
  3. Website and social media
    Dance schools need to have an appealing website with full information. Make sure it includes: forms of dance taught, timetable, profile of Director and teachers, rules of conduct, statistics, floor plan, photos, contact details. Mention that you offer International Certification and what it means. Create pages at Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, WeChat etc.
  4. Delete former email
    Please erase ExecSec@CID-portal.org from your address book, use only ExecSec@CID-world.org Send email to CID, not social media. Visit the CID portal at www.CID-world.org it contains a wealth of information very useful to you.
  5.           UNESCO-Japan Prize on Education
    Funded by the Government of Japan, the UNESCO-Japan Prize consists of three awards of USD 50,000 for each recipient. Deadline for nominations is 30 April 2021.
  6. CID Teleconference Brazil
    Dance teachers in Brazil are invited to the CID Teleconference Brazil on Saturday 27 March 2021 09:00 Brasilia time. Language: Portuguese. To apply send your data and validate your email address.
  7. CID Teleconference Georgia
    Dance teachers in Georgia are invited to the CID Teleconference Georgia on Thursday 25 March 2021 12:00 Tbilisi time. Language: Georgian. To apply send your data and validate your email address.
  8. Web meeting of Avignon Section CID
    Theme: Let’s dance Human Rights; on Saturday 27 March 2021 at 16:00 Paris time. Languages: French and English. To apply send your data and validate your email.

11. Web meeting of Paris Section CID
Theme: Vôdoun: Dancing the divinities; on Saturday 10 April 2021 at 15:00 Paris time. Languages: French and English. To apply send your data and validate your email. 


BRIEFING

Pandemic update for dance schools

 

            Conditions range from long-term closure to normal operation, but the overall picture is better than what we had feared. World-wide, most dance schools are open (albeit with less students), others continue their classes online. In some countries they receive subsidy to compensate for losses.

   Couple dances (ballroom, tango, salsa, bachata etc.) have suffered the most, so do performances, festivals, competitions. Many regional or national organizations have disappeared.

   For distance teaching read   https://cid-world.org/distance/

   Billions of people have heard of our sister organization for the first time, they learn to trust the World Health Organization more than their own governments. Download “Checklist to support schools re-opening” at  www.who.int/publications/i/item/9789240017467

   For preparations read “Dance schools reopening” at https://cid-world.org/circulars/   October 2020.

   In my previous life as an engineer I was in charge of the construction of a pharmaceutical plant for Pfizer (http://alkis.raftis.org/posts-held/) so I am fully aware of the difficulty to produce huge quantities of vaccines at short notice. Even after a large part of the population is vaccinated restrictions will have to continue. At any rate dance schools will reopen in September at the latest.

   Life will return to normal but it will not be the normal we knew, that is why CID launched the watchword “Prepare for the after-pandemic!” to help Dance School Directors realize the importance of adapting to new conditions.

 

                                                                                                    Alkis Raftis

                                                                                                 www.Raftis.org

 

 

 

Find events or send announcement of your event to be posted at the CID Panorama www.Panorama.CID-world.org   the official portal for dance events.
The CID Circular is compiled by Alkis Raftis and sent every month to CID Members and 35,000 other dance professionals in 200 countries.
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www.facebook.com/international.dance.council.CID

 

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01 Renewal of CID membership
CID membership ended in December. Dual membership (teacher + school) is recommended. Send through www.Paypal.com or add $35 when using bank transfer. Find invoice at www.CID-world.org/renew/

02.  CID Teleconference Armenia
Dance teachers and choreographers in Armenia (also the Armenian diaspora) are invited to the CID Teleconference on Friday 5 February 2021 18:00 Yerevan time. Languages: Armenian and English; platform: www.Zoom.us. To register free of charge send email with your data.

03. New CID Section: Venice, Italy
Announcing the founding of the Venice Section CID. President is Mr. Niko Constantino. CID Members from all countries can join the Section, whose focus will be on Dance and Cultural Diplomacy.

04. New CID Section: Chalandri, Greece
Announcing the founding of the Chalandri Section CID. President is Ms. Anastasia Anastasopoulou. CID Members from all countries can contact the Section, whose focus is on publishing books on dance. You can publish your book or order rare books on dance from a large catalogue.

05. Ecstatic Dances in North Africa
Teleconference organized by the Paris Section CID on 23 January 2021 at 18:00 Paris time

06. Opening for University Professor in Canada
Assistant Professor of Contemporary Dance (Afro-Diaspora, Indigenous and Asian contexts) located in Vancouver. Candidates from all countries can apply.

  1. Sunil Kothari dies
    Sunil Kothari was the most prominent Indian dance scholar, author of many books, organizer of events, teacher, critic. We lament the loss of a former member of the CID Executive Committee and friend of the undersigned.

    08. CID World Congress in Moscow
    The 57th World Congress on Dance Research will take place at the Kremlin Palace Theater on 3-7 May 2021, organized by the Moscow Section CID. Members from all countries can take part.

BRIEFING

Ancient Greek Dance

   For those searching the deep meaning of dance. Movements, postures, gestures are simple elements, like words in a language. Sequences of movements make expressions, almost like words make phrases. Many phrases can make a poem or a novel. Speech is a much more elaborate system than human movement. To look into the meaning of dance movements we should look into the term used for that movement. The richer a dance tradition the larger its terminology. By analyzing these terms we understand the deepest meaning of dance in a given society – it is a sort of linguistics of dance.

   A given dance form (ballet, tango, Bharatanatyam etc.) has its characteristic movements, its music and costumes – these are its vocabulary, its grammar and syntax, with which one can produce choreography (dance literature). Describing the meaning of terms related to dance is going beyond what the dancer wants to convey by presenting choreography, it is exploring what the audience is ready to understand in that choreography.

    I have been fascinated by the meanings hidden within dance, since 1980. I started where sciences and arts as we know them started: Ancient Greece, the most classic of classical periods. Working on the subject on and off since, storing references and thoughts until the pandemic provided the push, the time and the isolation: 40 years later the accumulated material took a presentable form.

   After the pandemic I will return to other aspects of dance, in other countries, viewing dance as a global phenomenon (the invaluable satellite view provided by CID). Ancient dance will be a priority no more, only an exquisite luxury from time to time, a noble hobby. At least its Encyclopedia will be available, eternally unfinished, for the curious to know ‘how it all started’, for the hungry for ‘food for thought’, for the amateurs of ‘meaning in movement’.

   Friends and ‘relatives’ are cordially invited to the first version of the Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Dance at www.raftis.org

                                                                                        Alkis Raftis

Find events or send announcement of your event to be posted at the CID Panorama www.Panorama.CID-world.org   the official portal for dance events.
The CID Circular is compiled by Alkis Raftis and sent every month to CID Members and 35,000 other dance professionals in 200 countries.
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Tel. +33 1 4568 4953       WhatsApp +33 6 1155 3111   www.CID-world.org
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2020

  1. Renewal of CID membership

Send fee before 31 December. Dual membership (teacher + school) is recommended. Add $10 for handling and postage. Send through www.Paypal.com or add $35 when using bank transfer. Find invoice at           www.CID-world.org/renew/

  1. Proud CID Members

Use title after your name: Member of the International Dance Council CID. Wear CID insignia. Show the CID logo on your:

– business card, see www.CID-world.org/card/

– website, Facebook or other social media

– entrance of school

– post the Certification sticker at your school

  1. Urgent Certification

Last chance for Dance School Directors to offer in 2020 the International Certification to their students. Make them happy on New Year’s Eve, give the official diploma: https://cid-world.org/Certification/

  1. Dances inscribed in the UNESCO

Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, compiled by Alkis Raftis. www.CID-world.org/Cultural-Heritage/

  1. Website “Religion and Dance”

The choreography of worship. Visit the redesigned website at www.Raftis.org

  1. New CID Section: Vienna, Austria

Announcing the establishment of the Vienna Section CID. President is Ms. Prof. Rose Breuss Bochdansky, Director of the Institute of Dance Arts, Anton Bruckner University.

07. Social media presence

Connect with CID at Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, but use email for official correspondence. Call us through WhatsApp.

08. Teleconferences

Take part in teleconferences offered by CID Sections, offer your own web meeting or webinar. Post announcement at the CID Panorama (millions of visitors): https://cid-world.org/panorama/

 

 

BRIEFING on online meetings

 

During the lockdown dance teachers and schools have shifted to remote work, some very successfully offering Certification for classes online. Here are some hints.

  1. Dance is not made for virtual practice, it is only a temporary measure until people can return to physical proximity. It is absolutely necessary, though – teachers considering the lockdown as some kind of holidays will have unpleasant surprises later. The current CID slogan is: Prepare for the after-pandemic!

2. Be clear about what you offer. There are 3 main types.

– Teleconference: participants have equal time, sometimes with a second round for elaborating

– Webinar: that is web seminar. One or few speakers, others might ask questions

– Web meeting: a simple encounter, no rules

The CID Secretariat offers only teleconferences; CID Sections and CID Members offer webinars or web meetings.

3. Platforms. Use www.Zoom.us or www.Skype.com or another. Do not worry too much about privacy, most platforms are recording you anyway and will sell your data sooner or later. 

  1. Prepare well. Working from home does not mean being casual and carefree.

– Arrange your background (hide the mess in your room), fix your lighting (only from the front), dress, make-up, hairdo.

– Check micro, speakers, camera. Check again later

– Rehearse, prepare notes on the main points (do not read a long text), time your speech, speak clearly.

– Show photos, video or short texts from your screen, not your camera.

5. Adapt to online work, do not act like you did in a classroom or a lecture hall. On screen people can quit at any moment and you find yourself alone at the end of the session.

– Keep interest alive, leave details for later

– Show visual and audio material

– Make it short and useful to others

– Show respect and good manners; there is a thing called online etiquette

– Give full contact details, anonymity is suspicious

– Do not say “I’m not good with technology” to justify lack of preparation.

6. Person-to-person interchange is not replaced by group meetings. Call students and colleagues, you have different things to tell each one; treat them as individuals, not only as email addresses.

  1. Remote work is here to stay. When proximity classes, rehearsals and performances resume, they will be supplemented by online work. Better adapt now than be left behind.

 

Find events or send announcement of your event to be posted at the CID Panorama www.Panorama.CID-world.org   the official portal for dance events.

The CID Circular is compiled by Alkis Raftis and sent every month to CID Members and 35,000 other dance professionals in 200 countries.

To ensure our messages reach you validate your address at the CID Portal.

To stop receiving our messages reply writing UNSUBSCRIBE in the subject line.

 

International Dance Council –             Conseil International de la Danse

CID, UNESCO, 1 rue Miollis FR-75732 Paris 15, France

Tel. +33 1 4568 4953                   WhatsApp +33 6 1155 3111   www.CID-world.org

www.facebook.com/international.dance.council.CID

01. CID Teleconference Russia
Dance teachers in Russia are invited to take part in the CID Teleconference on Saturday 21 November 2020 at 10:00 Moscow time. Language: Russian; platform: www.Zoom.us. To register free of charge send email with your data.

02. Hallandale Florida Section CID Teleconference
Dance professionals from all countries are invited to the Teleconference of the Hallandale Florida Section CID on Saturday 21 November 2020 at 14:00 Miami time. Language: English; platform: www.Zoom.us. For free registration send email with your data.

03. Dance and Spirituality
Teleconference of the Paris Section CID on 05 December 2020 at 16:00 Paris time. Theme: Dance and Spirituality (dance as prayer, moving towards God). Languages: English and French; platform: www.Zoom.us. To register free of charge send email with your data.

04. CID Teleconference Germany
Dance teachers in Germany are invited to the CID Tele-conference on 05 December 2020 at 10:00 Berlin time. Language: German; platform: www.Zoom.us. For free registration send email with your data.

05. Website “Religion and Dance”
The choreography of worship. Visit the website at www.Raftis.org

06. Renewal of CID membership
Find invoice at www.CID-world.org/renew/ Add $10 for handling and postage. www.Paypal.com is strongly recommended. Add $35 when using bank transfer.

07. What to do during the pandemic
Find ideas at www.CID-world.org Other/Themes/Distance teaching

08. Ancient Greek dance webinars
Offered by the Athens Section CID, directed by Prof. Dr. Anna Lazou of the University of Athens. Lectures by the top specialists on the subject; combining theory and practice. Every Thursday from 26 November to 17 December 2020. To register free of charge send your full data. http://Panorama.CID-world.org/Greece/

 

Find events or send announcement of your event to be posted at the CID Panorama www.Panorama.CID-world.org the official portal for dance events.
The CID Circular is compiled by Alkis Raftis and sent every month to CID Members and 35,000 other dance professionals in 200 countries.
To ensure our messages reach you validate your address at the CID Portal.
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CID, UNESCO, 1 rue Miollis FR-75732 Paris 15, France
Tel. +33 1 4568 4953 WhatsApp +33 6 1155 3111 www.CID-world.org
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01.  6th Teleconference in Florida, USA
Dance professionals from all countries are invited to the 6th annual International Teleconference on 11-15 November 2020. Language: English; platform: www.Zoom.us. To register send email with your data.

02.  CID Teleconference Russia
Dance teachers in Russia are invited to take part in the CID Tele-conference on 17 October 2020. Language: Russian; platform: www.Zoom.us. To register send email with your data.

03.  Dance in Japan
Visit the redesigned website “History of dance in Japan” at www.Raftis.org

04.  International Certification of Dance Studies
The official document offered by serious dance schools all over the world. Post pictures of your awarding ceremony at  www.facebook.com/groups/CID.InternationalCertification

05.  CID Tereconference France
The theme is «Dance and nature ». Dance teachers in France are invited to take part in the CID Tele-conference on 23 October 2020. Language: French; platform: www.Zoom.us. To register send email with your data.

 

BRIEFING

Dance schools reopening

 

 

    Schools reopen after taking the necessary measures. The trouble is no one really knows what are the prescribed measures for dance schools, much less for each particular form of dance. We advise:

1Act quickly; if you delay your students (less numerous this year) might go somewhere else.

2.  Apply all general measures for indoor physical activities, plus ideas you will get from others (gyms, massage parlors, sports, music schools, beauty salons etc.) to be on the safe side.

3.  Choose the stricter interpretation of rules and advertise it.

4.  Inform students one by one and assure them that you care for their health and that dancing at your school is absolutely safe.

5.  Adapt the program: no breaks, small classes, individual courses if necessary.

6.  Redesign classes: new content, more relaxed pace, distancing, face protection, no contacting

7.  Spaces: clean classrooms very often; abolish waiting rooms; adapt dressing rooms for zero contacts; apply regulations for bathrooms; increase aeration; turn air conditioning to open-circuit.

8.  Search for funding – measures are costly and sometimes not feasible. See if there are government subsidies for business affected by the pandemic.

9.  Find opportunities for students to meet before or after class to compensate for social warmth lost during classes.

10.  Offer International Certification to attract more students showing that your school takes seriously its educational role.

     Be decisive, you have a need to inspire full confidence. Do not leave the slightest doubt that dance is your life under any circumstances and you will never abandon it. You chose to become a teacher, this is not a job like any other – honor it by acting responsibly at hard times.

    The pandemic will pass but dance will never pass, it has always been there.

 

                                                                                                 Alkis Raftis

 

 

Find events or send announcement of your event to be posted at the CID Panorama www.Panorama.CID-world.org    the official portal for dance events.

The CID Circular is compiled by Alkis Raftis and sent every month to CID Members and 35,000 other dance professionals in 200 countries.

To ensure our messages reach you validate your address at the CID Portal.

To stop receiving our messages reply writing UNSUBSCRIBE in the subject line.

 

International Dance Council  –  Conseil International de la Danse

CID, UNESCO, 1 rue Miollis FR-75732 Paris 15, France

Tel. +33 1 4568 4953       WhatsApp +33 6 1155 3111   www.CID-world.org

www.facebook.com/international.dance.council.CID

01.  CID Tele-conference Austria
Dance teachers in Austria are invited to take part in the CID Tele-conference on 02 November 2020. Language: German; platform: www.Zoom.us. To register send email with your data.

02.  CID Tele-conference Russia
Dance teachers in Russia are invited to take part in the CID Tele-conference on 17 October 2020. Language: Russian; platform: www.Zoom.us. To register send email with your data.

03.  CID Tele-conferences
CID plans a series of tele-conferences, one for each country. All dance professionals will be invited, CID Members and non-members, from all forms of dance. Each will briefly present her/himself and an open discussion will follow.

04.  Dance in Algeria
Visit the redesigned website “History of dance in Algeria” at www.Raftis.org

 

 

BRIEFING

Dance returns to nature

 

  We thought the global crisis would last a few months, now it looks like it will last a year or more. After the pandemic subsides, the economy will take long to recover. People might never return to old ways of living.
  Dance has suffered heavy damages, schools emptied or closed. Tango and ballroom dances have been the worst hit. Festivals and competitions practically disappeared. One cannot dance under fear.
  My proposal: Return to proven, time-honored, basic values. One of them is Mother Nature. Get out of the studio – teach in parks, yards, lawns, sports venues, open spaces.
  After all, dance was born under the sky and continued so for centuries. Villagers danced every Sunday afternoon in the village square. Ballet and Indian classical forms evolved from performances by itinerant artists who set up stages in vacant lots.
  It will take some adaptations: providing music, laying a floor, changing clothes – but these are practical details. The main issue is changing the attitude of people – the teacher’s role is to guide them towards a natural activity, free from worries, free from boundaries.
  Dance was not meant to take place within four walls, it gradually turned into classes within four walls and spectacles in closed theaters.
  Try dancing in the sunshine or in the moonlight, breathing fresh air, try dancing in the rain!

 

                                                                                                    Alkis Raftis

 

 

 

Find more events at the CID Panorama, send announcement of your event to be posted at www.Panorama.CID-world.org
The CID Circular is compiled by Alkis Raftis and sent every month to CID Members and 35,000 other dance professionals in 200 countries.
To ensure our messages reach you validate your address at the CID Portal.
To stop receiving our messages reply writing UNSUBSCRIBE in the subject line.

 

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CID, UNESCO, 1 rue Miollis FR-75732 Paris 15, France
Tel. +33 1 4568 4953       WhatsApp +33 6 1155 3111   www.CID-world.org
www.facebook.com/international.dance.council.CID

 

01.  CID tele-conference Netherlands

School Directors in the Netherlands and others speaking Dutch are invited to a tele-conference to discuss national issues concerning dance schools. To take part write to the CID Secretariat.

02.  The CID Panorama of Events

Find festivals, competitions and other events at http://Panorama.CID-world.org  Travel restrictions will stop sooner or later, be prepared.

BRIEFING

Dance schools reopening

 

  Schools will reopen, expecting much less students. This is a challenge, you want to be among those who will survive. When the pandemic broke out we advised distance classes as a temporary measure. This is what we advise now:

1.  Do not give up. Dance is a vital necessity, it has endured all kinds of calamities since humanity exists, it will flourish again soon. Show that you are confident and dedicated, let others abandon, you are here for the long haul.

2.  Intensify advertising and promotion. Open accounts at all social media, work on them seeking followers actively. Focus on what your school offers better than others.

3.  Mention hygiene practices you take: Washing hands frequently, wearing face masks or transparent shields, keep 2 meter distance between dancers, install open-circuit air-conditioning or strong ventilators, disinfect handles, floors, dressing rooms.

4.  Start small group classes or individual teaching. Listen to the fears of students or their parents, find ways to accommodate them. Better operate below cost now than lose students.

5.  Offer International Certification to show that your classes are serious. All educational institutions offer valid documents, dance schools are no exception.

 

Find more events at the CID Panorama, only endorsed events are announced here.

The CID Circular is compiled by Alkis Raftis and sent every month to CID Members and 35,000 other dance professionals in 200 countries.

To ensure our messages reach you validate your address at the CID Portal.

To stop receiving our messages reply writing UNSUBSCRIBE in the subject line.

 

International Dance Council  –  Conseil International de la Danse

CID, UNESCO, 1 rue Miollis FR-75732 Paris 15, France

Tel. +33 1 4568 4953       WhatsApp +33 6 1155 3111   www.CID-world.org

www.facebook.com/international.dance.council.CID

01.  CID tele-conferences
CID Sections will hold tele-conferences to discuss local issues. CID Members will receive an invitation to take part in a session at zoom.us

02.  New CID address
The CID Circular is sent to you from our new email address. Please delete our previous address (CID-portal.org) from your address book. Visit www.CID-world.org to explore all the free services available to CID Members.

03.  Social media
Open accounts at Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn. Connect with CID there but do not send messages, use email for official correspondence. Call us through WhatsApp.

04.  Proud CID Members
Use your title after your name: Member of the International Dance Council CID (or Member of the CID). Wear the CID lapel pin. Show the CID logo on your:
–  business card (visiting card), see  www.CID-world.org/card/
–  website
–  Facebook page, or page in other social media
–  entrance of premises.


BRIEFING

Meet the current CID President – Alkis Raftis in figures



–  Born in Athens. Since 1862 his great grandfather and grandfather were bakers in Plaka, the old town under the Acropolis.
–  His 2 parents and 2 cousins were prominent members of the Resistance during the Nazi occupation of Greece
–  Speaks 6 languages, plus understanding of Αncient Greek and Latin
–  Served for 2 years in the Greek Army Signal Corps
–  Graduated from 4 top grade universities in Athens and Paris
–  Taught in 4 universities and lectured in over 20 universities in 10 countries
–  Held top posts such as Vice-Governor of the national investment bank of Greece, Chief Engineer of a large industrial plant and Projects Manager at a multinational corporation in Nigeria.
–  Author of 21 books; editor of 28 books, 7 CD-ROMs and DVDs, 6 CDs, 50 websites.
–  Editor of a 32 page color magazine on dance, 114 issues since 1992
–  Organizer of 30 world congresses, hundreds of lectures, workshops, performances, festivals and other events pertaining to dance
–  Elected President of 2 world-renowned organizations: the national Dora Stratou Dance Theatre in Athens, and the International Dance Council CID at UNESCO, Paris.
–  Travels abroad 20 times a year invited to attend dance events, has visited 60 countries

www.Alkis.Raftis.org     www.Raftis.org


Find more events at the CID Panorama, only endorsed events are announced here.
The CID Circular is compiled by Alkis Raftis and sent every month to CID Members and 35,000 other dance professionals in 200 countries.
To ensure our messages reach you validate your address at the CID Portal.
To stop receiving our messages reply writing UNSUBSCRIBE in the subject line.

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CID, UNESCO, 1 rue Miollis FR-75732 Paris 15, France
Tel. +33 1 4568 4953       WhatsApp +33 6 1155 3111   www.CID-world.org
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01. World Congress in Athens

Registrations for the 55th World Congress are still open. You can take part as distance conferee and present your work. See Briefing below.

02. World Congress in Moscow

21-25 January 2021 in the Kremlin Palace, Moscow, Russia. Registrations are open www.Congress.CID-world.org https://cid.moscow

03. Dance literacy

Dance feeds the mind as well as the body. CID encourages dance professionals and students to read on dance. Now is the time to read more while schools are closed. Visit www.Writings.Raftis.org for digital books and articles, for assistance in publishing a book, and for titles of books by CID Members. Visit www.Raftis.org for material on the History of Dance.

BRIEFING

CID congresses are pioneers in distance participation, we have used it for many years for CID Members unable to attend physically.
Others have started lately to hold video conferences, but: (a) most are commercial (b) any one can take part (c) they are not combined with physically present conferees. Video conferences online are no substitute to real conferences.
CID congresses continue on the same formula that has proved so successful for more than 30 years – they will simply have more distance conferees than before.
You are welcome to take part as distance conferee.

a) Read details at http://2020CongressAthens.CID-world.org

b) Install https://zoom.us/ and call people to familiarize yourself with it

c) Register for the World Congress in Athens and for other schedules World Congresses.

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International Dance Council – Conseil International de la Danse

CID, UNESCO, 1 rue Miollis FR-75732 Paris 15, France

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01.  55th World Congress, Athens
1-5 July 2020, all forms of dance, steadily the largest and richest in the world. For professionals only. Registrations are open. It will certainly take place, we have never cancelled an event since the first Congress in 1987. Participation  through video-conferencing is possible.   http://2020CongressAthens.CID-world.org

02.  Online conference
On 5 June 2020, theme: “Memoria Saltationis: The Memory of Dance”.

03.  UNESCO Prizes of USD 50,000 each
for outstanding practices advancing girls’ education. Deadline 26 May 2020.

04.  Distance (online) classes
Many CID Members offer distance classes to keep in touch with students until schools reopen – these classes count for International Certification. Ask the CID for technical assistance. Read our updated briefing at  CID-world.org/distance/

05.  Scanned certificates
The CID Secretariat sends scanned certificates and will be sending originals on parchment paper as soon as postal services resume operation.

 

Find more events at the CID Panorama, only endorsed events are announced here.
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CID, UNESCO, 1 rue Miollis FR-75732 Paris 15, France
Tel. +33 1 4568 4953    WhatsApp +33 6 1155 3111
www.CID-world.org    www.facebook.com/international.dance.council.CID

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01.  Online dance classes
During lockdown distance classes count for International Certification. Motivate your students to continue. Ask for details.

02.  Keep in touch with CID
Lockdown does not affect the CID Secretariat, all our staff will reply to you 24/7/365. Write to us. You have more time now to prepare for the future.

03.  Dance Day 29 April
Send wishes to students and friends, post your contribution at the official website http://DanceDay.CID-world.org  Beware of others not related to dance using Dance Day for obscure purposes.

04.  Social media
Find us at Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn. Call us through WhatsApp.

05.  56th World Congress, Athens
1-5 July 2020, all forms of dance, steadily the largest and richest in the world. For professionals only. Registrations are open. http://2020CongressAthens.cid-world.org

06.  55th World Congress, Yerevan, Armenia
Inviting dance professionals from all countries, all forms of dance. New dates: 11-15 July 2020.  http://Yerevan.Section.CID-world.org

07.  New CID address
This CID Circular is sent to you from our new email address. Please delete our previous address from your address book.

08.  Festival in Tokyo, Japan
Inviting participants, 11-12 June 2021, organized by Erika Akoh Global Dance Theater. Venue: GalaxCity Nishiarai Cultural Hall.

09.  Festival in Italy
24-27 September 2020 near Verona, invites participants to compete for the Gran Prix of Folklore.
Find more events at the CID Panorama, only endorsed events are announced here.
The CID Circular is compiled by Alkis Raftis and sent every month to CID Members and 35,000 other dance professionals in 200 countries.
To ensure our messages reach you validate your address at the CID Portal.
To stop receiving our messages reply writing UNSUBSCRIBE in the subject line.

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CID, UNESCO, 1 rue Miollis FR-75732 Paris 15, France
Tel. +33 1 4568 4953       WhatsApp +33 6 1155 3111   www.CID-world.org
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01. URGENT guidelines for the coronavirus outbreak
Prepare for the eventuality that your school has to close. Read briefing below.

02. New CID email address
This CID Circular is sent to you from our new email address.
Please replace in your address book our previous address with the new one – do not write to the old address. You do not need to validate your email again.

03. Dance Day preparations
Find the official message, guidelines and ideas at
www.DanceDay.CID-world.org
Translate the official message to your language, send it to be posted there, post it on your website, send it to your contacts.
Announce the celebration you plan for Dance Day, send a poster for the above website.

04. Vienna International Arts Festival, Austria
Inviting participants, 13-19 July 2020 to festival, competition, masterclasses, performance gala (ballet, contemporary, folk dance). Winners will dance with international guest stars.

05. Festival in Tokyo, Japan
Inviting participants, 13-14 June 2020, organized by Erika Akoh Global Dance Theater. Venue: GalaxCity Nishiarai Cultural Hall.

BRIEFING on the coronavirus disease outbreak

Dance schools had to close in some countries, this can happen in your country too. Below are hints on how to prepare.

1. Increase aeration of rooms, move classes outdoors if possible. Advise students to wear masks, wash their hands, not touch others, not touch their face. Read official instructions by the World Health Organization at www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019 Ignore unauthorized information by private sources.

2. Open a new section at your school’s website with advice on what to do during school’s closure. Ask students to visit it regularly for updates. Give them a phone number to call for instructions. Assure them that risks for young persons are minimal.

2.1. Include online classes on dance history, anatomy, music, costuming, makeup for dancers and other topics you do not have time to teach usually.
2.2. Post exercises to keep fit and ready to continue when school reopens.
2.3. Give instructions to parents on encourage their children to repeat exercises or routines they have been taught, or improvise.
2.4. Post videos with routines to learn so time at home will not be entirely lost.

3. Keep in touch with your students

3.1. Send emails or text messages regularly, make sure they keep dancing and do not get bored or depressed from having to stay at home.
3.2. Call them or their parents if necessary, tell them what you will do when the schools reopens.
3.3. Use the period of closure to reorganize, to plan for new programs, to promote your school and to attract new students.
3.4. Read the new CID portal, you will find a wealth of ideas for improvement. It contains a vast amount of information you do not have the time to get during your busy daily schedule.

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01. Renewal of CID membership
Find invoice at www.CID-world.org/renew/ Add $10 for handling and postage. www.Paypal.com is strongly recommended. Add $35 when using bank transfer.

02. Categories of CID Members
Normal membership is dual (individual plus institutional, that is you and your school or company) though exceptions are possible. Ask for the poster announcing that your school offers International Certification to its students.

03. 55th World Congress, Yerevan, Armenia, 14-18 April 2020
Inviting dance professionals from all countries, all forms of dance. http://Yerevan.Section.CID-world.org

04. 56th World Congress, Athens, 1-5 July 2020
All forms of dance. Steadily the largest and richest in the world. For professionals only. Registrations are open. http://2020CongressAthens.cid-world.org

05. 13th Dance World Cup Canada
Workshops, tour of Québec City, competition, performances. 28 June – 4 July 2020 at the Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu. Program includes International Certification awarding ceremony for your students.
www.fairmont.com/richelieu-charlevoix www.danceworldcup.com

06. Dance Day 29 April 2020
The theme for choreographies this year is Youth Dance Video. Produce a short video inspired by the values of UNESCO. Post your event at the official Dance Day website www.DanceDay.CID-portal.org and Instagram #CIDDanceDay
Ignore other Dance Days promoted by commercial interests – there is only one official Dance Day for all forms of dance.
Dance Day this year is celebrated jointly by two UNESCO organizations: International Council for Film, Television and Audiovisual Communication (ICFT) and CID.
http://www.danceday.cid-portal.org

07. Your listing in the Global Directory
See what the world knows about you, verify your listing at www.CID-portal.org/search
Millions of visitors read it (counter on the home page).

08. Intellectual property for choreographers
The art of dance is officially represented by CID at the United Nations World Intellectual Property Organization in Geneva. Contact us if you wish to establish copyright for a choreographic creation of yours.

09. Meet the staff of CID
16 officers are there to serve you around the clock 7 days a week, see their photos at www.cid-portal.org/structure/officers/

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01. Renewal of CID membership
See details at www.CID-world.org/renew/ Add $10 for handling and postage. www.Paypal.com is strongly recommended. Add $35 when using bank transfer.

02. Events at UNESCO
Dance schools wishing to hand International Certification to their students at a special ceremony within the Palais de l’UNESCO in Paris, please write to the CID Secretariat. www.unesco.org

03. Twitter accounts
Follow the CID President at Twitter @AlkisRaftis

04. CID is never on holidays
CID is the only organization that operates 24/7/365. We are proud to serve the dance community non-stop. Contact us through email, Facebook, Instagram. LinkedIn, WhatsApp, Twitter, Skype etc. All time zones, all religions are equal to us, that is why we do not send Christmas or other season’s wishes.

05. The next General Assembly
will be in 2021, venue to be announced 6 months ahead. The Secretariat will ask for proposals in January 2021.

06. Festival in Argentina
On 7 to 10 May 2020 in Santiago del Estero and Termas de Rio Hondo. Inviting companies, offering accommodation for three nights and half board.

07. Search the Global Dance Directory
To find schools and persons in your neighborhood go to http://www.cid-portal.org/gdd/index.php Type your international postal code. Examples: ES-28004 IN-147001 IT-60131 MX-24080

08. Endorsed festivals
Inviting performers to festivals in Athens endorsed by CID:
Emmeleia 2020 Dance Festival, 14 & 21 September 2020. Anapale 2020 Dance Festival, 8 & 9 June 2020. https://www.grdance.org/en/festivals/