Department of Music

Dance in Education
Seventeenth World Congress on Dance Research
Athens, October/November 2003

17th World Congress on Dance Research

"Dance in Education"

Athens, Greece, 29 October - 2 November 2003

The 17th annual Congress on Dance Research is jointly organized by the
International Organization of Folk Art and the International Dance Council
CID-UNESCO, in collaboration with the national Greek Dances Theatre "Dora
Stratou". This is a major international event in dance scholarship,
gathering every year approximately 250 specialists from 35 countries.


The program will include:

-  Presentation and discussion of original research papers.

-  Teaching of dances encountered during field research.

-  Performances by selected dance companies.

-  Appearances of groups of villagers executing their own dances.

-  Lecture-demonstrations, video and film projections, discussions.

-  Visits to places of special interest, such as dance schools, museums,
ensembles etc.

-  Evenings where congress participants dance with music by local

-  Exhibitions and sales of books, records, pictures, costumes,
accessories etc.


Research papers submitted may have as topics:

-  Research conducted according to scientific methodology (ethnographic,
sociological, historical, pedagogical, psychological, medical etc.)

-  Presentation of unpublished information on dance as related to other
topics such as music, costume, theater etc.

-  Organizational, artistic, social, scientific, educational, economic
and other approaches based on documented proposals.

-  The dilemma: Fidelity to historical truth or novelty?


This congress is intended primarily for professionals and is at the same
time a participatory event. The environment in which the congress is held
facilitates informal discussions and individual initiative. There are no
invited speakers or observers. Working languages are English and Greek.
Organization is strictly non-profit - none of the organizers receives a


Those interested in participating are invited to send a message to the
secretariat. Research papers, as well as proposals for lectures,
exhibitions or performances must be sent by Email and on paper before 15
September 2003 for reviewing by the Scientific Committee. Please ask for
details before sending your paper.


Congress Secretariat: Scholiou 8, Plaka, GR-10558 Athens

Tel. (30)210.324.6188, fax (30)210.324.6921;

International Dance Council - CID - Conseil International de la Danse
President's office