Meet the dance world !

      Other events have customers, we have registered Members.

      Present your work to 500 dance professionals from 50 countries.

      Get to know them personally in a relaxed atmosphere, discuss over coffee with each one of them.

     During 5 days the Congress venue will be the meeting point of the world of dance.

      The cream of dance professionals (teachers, choreographers, researchers, critics, directors, suppliers, educators, managers, organizers)     will converge there - some combining it with sightseeing or holidays.

     The CID World Congress is the biggest gathering for all forms of dance for 28 years.

     Performances, classes, lectures, video projections, research reports, exhibitions, evenings, informal discussions - a full-day program in several halls.

     Not for the general public: professionals only, to ensure exchanges among peers and international cooperation.

     Organized by a Section of CID with the prestige of UNESCO, the summit organization for education, science and culture. 

     Strictly non-profit, with government recognition, in total equality among participants.

    Venue is a prestigious building in the city center.


Full texts submitted for approval - no abstracts.

Deadline for proposals is one month before the Congress.

No keynote speakers, no invited guests, no visitors: only registered participants, that is select professionals.

Time allowed is equal to all conferees.

Full proceedings, including all texts, videos, music, pictures etc. posted on a website, viewed by tens of thousands.

All forms of dance are represented: ballet, modern, folk, ballroom, contemporary, traditional, classical etc.

All approaches: teaching, performing, research, therapy, criticism, recreation, management, journalism etc.

Including: performances, classes, research reports, lecture-demonstrations, exhibitions/sales, video projections, visits etc.

A large dancer's bag with gifts given to each conferee, including: 

certificate, parchment for wall framing, program, posters, badges, stickers for school entrance and for car windshield, a book, tourist information, handouts etc.

Venue is a prestigious building in the city center.

Organized directly by a CID Section, not a private business.

Staffed entirely by volunteers, members of the CID.


Guidelines for Presentations


Contributing a presentation to the World Congress is optional - most participants do not submit a presentation.


A presentation is one of the following: 

- Lecture-demonstration (presentation of a subject using Powerpoint or video projection)

-  Research report (unpublished results of a research project with scientific methodology)

-  Class (demonstration of a teaching technique, a choreography or particular dances)

-  Performance (performance on stage)

-  Exhibition  (display and/or sale of material)

-  Video projection  (simply showing a video with one's work)


 For each presentation a separate file must be submitted prior to the congress, to be included in the proceedings. This text can be accompanied by pictures, music or video samples.


Time allowed:  Lecture: 20 minutes (including questions by the audience); Classes 30 minutes; Performances 5 to 10 minutes on stage.


Publication:   The Congress proceedings will be published as a DVD. This DVD will be distributed world wide in many thousands of copies.


Languages:  French & English language (other languages can be used, without simultaneous translation.)


Texts:  6,000 words maximum for each presentation.


Format:  Send your text by email as   .doc  or .pdf  or .pptx  format. Send also a printed copy or a DVD if you wish. Have your text corrected by a person very competent in the language used, in order to ensure it is absolutely ready for publication.


Deadline:  Send a description of your presentation (full text, eventually accompanied by pictures, video and/or music) at least one month before the opening day in order to be included in the program and the proceedings DVD.


Structure of texts:  Divide your text into sections, each with a numbered heading. Start with your name, the title of the presentation, an outline, then the sections of your development of the theme. Include a short presentation of the author (profile, CV) in the text.


Content of research reports:   A research report (or research paper) contains unpublished results of an original research project. It can describe objectively the situation of dance in a country or a region. It can cover a particular form of dance (ballet, folk, ballroom etc.) or a sector (education, performance, scholarship etc.) at national or regional level. It is a concise and informative document giving an overall picture. The focus is on giving facts, figures or estimates, tendencies and needs. It is addressed to professionals rather than the general reader.


Content of other texts:   Texts accompanying a lecture, a class, a performance or an exhibition are brief or detailed descriptions. Send a separate text for each presentation, following the guidelines above.


Networking:   Bring a number of printed copies of your text, and sufficient brochures or other printed material to distribute (you will need many visiting cards too).


Total volume  of all presentations by a participant (text + sound + images + video + CV) should not exceed 100 Mb



Wednesday, November 9, 2016


 Place de l'Horloge

11:00 17:00 Home/ Registration 

dancer's files with program, identification badge (required at entrance), poster map, gifts


14:30 Guided visit Popes Palace 

Visit of Jean Vilar House, "Festival & Theater house"

Videotheque - 8 bis rue de Mons (Front of town house)


Check-in at hotels




3 rue du Général Leclerc (near place Pie)

20:00 Congress opening

20:30 Cocktail

21:00 Performance 


Thursday, November 10, 2016



3 rue du Général Leclerc (near place Pie)

9:30 - 18:00 Lectures and workshops

18:00 19:00 Presentation "United Colors of dance" Dance for peace-CID

Fabienne Courmont, Constantin Kontogiannis, Anne-Romaine Zuppinger, karine lévesque


Friday, November 11, 2016


20 rue Ferruce (near Pont d'Avignon) 

3 practice rooms dance + video projection room 

9:30  19:00   Dance Workshops

Friendly evening


Saturday, November 12, 2016



3 rue du Général Leclerc (near place Pie)

9:30 11:00 Lectures and dance workshops

Free afternoon and visits in Avignon



12 rue des teinturiers

20:30  Closing Performance


Sunday, November 13, 2016



3 rue du Général Leclerc (near place Pie)

10:00 13:00 Let's have a family picture

Official closing ceremony and CID certificats

Friendship Drink 

Avignon Section CID 


International Dance Council     CID     Conseil International de la Danse

UNESCO 1 rue Miollis FR-75732 Paris, France tel. +33 1 4568 4953

     www.cid-portal.org     ExecSec@cid-portal.org



Conception/agencement : Natacha Liège CID Avignon - © Photo Samson Marzbani