General Assembly



Invitation to the 21st General Assembly

of the International Dance Council CID

   As a member of the International Dance Council you are invited to attend the 21st General Assembly to be held on Monday 21 December 2015 at Palais de l'UNESCO in Paris.

   CID does not provide financial assistance for travel or accommodation. You can apply to your country's National Commission for UNESCO and to public or private sponsors, on the basis of this invitation.

Only CID members can attend the General Assembly. Members unable to attend can send a proxy for another member. Working languages are English and French, without translation.

For further information please visit    or contact the CID Secretariat.

                                                               Prof. Alkis Raftis











     Invitation à la 21ème Assemblée Générale

         du Conseil International de la Danse CID

   En tant que membre du Conseil International de la Danse, vous êtes convoqué/e à la 21ème Assemblée Générale ordinaire, qui se tiendra le lundi 21 décembre 2015 dans le Palais de l'UNESCO à Paris.

   Le CID ne pouvant pas prendre en charge les frais de voyage ou d'hébergement, vous pouvez faire une demande auprès de la Commission Nationale pour l'UNESCO de votre pays ou bien auprès d'organismes publics ou privés, sur la base de cette invitation. L'endroit, l'heure et le programme seront communiqués avant le mois de novembre 2015.

   La présente convocation peut être utilisée pour soutenir votre demande de visa auprès des autorités consulaires, si nécessaire.

   Pour des renseignements complémentaires veuillez contacter le Secrétariat du CID.

                                                               Prof. Alkis Raftis



Useful information

21st General Assembly of the CID in Paris

01. Venue

Monday 21 December 2015 at 10:00 in Salle II, Palais de l'UNESCO, 7 place de Fontenoy, 75352 Paris 07, Cambronne station, metro line 6.

UNESCO celebrates its 70th anniversary, visit

Be there at 09:30 for accreditation. Passport is required. Make sure your name is in the List of participants.

02. Agenda

The General Assembly is an administrative event, there are no lectures, performances or dance classes. Very limited time will be available for speakers, up to 3 minutes to present views on policy.

The Assembly will last several hours, it will end before 16:00.

03. Languages

English and French are the working languages of CID, either one can be used. If you are in the List of speakers you can use any other language. Translation will not be provided.

04. Networking

We would like you to meet every Member in the Assembly, discuss cooperation with them at informal meetings. Bring a large number of visiting cards to exchange (see format it at the CID Portal). Bring flyers and printed matter to distribute. 300 members from 30 countries are expected.

05. Accommodation

Book a hotel preferably along metro line 6. Book now - most hotels will be full long before Christmas. Find low-priced hotels at

06. Visits

CID Members from Paris will be available to give you local information. For places of particular interest to dance professionals visit the Paris for Dancers website:

07. Delegation to UNESCO

Call for an appointment at the Delegation of your country to UNESCO. Find contact details at

08. International Certification

International Certification will be handed at a special ceremony to students attending the General Assembly. Fill the Certification form for students you propose.

09. Informal meetings

During the previous and following days you can meet other members very near the Palais de l'UNESCO at Café Cambronne, 5 place Cambronne, right next to Cambronne metro station. Please wear your CID badge.

10. Visa

Call the Consulate of France to get information on documents and time required. Ask for Certificate of Invitation to be sent to you together with Confirmation of Membership 2016. You will find information on visa at

11. Membership

Only Members of the CID for 2016 can take part. A List of Members attendingwill be at the entrance. Send membership fee for 2016 as early as possible, our Secretariat will be very busy. If you have colleagues who wish to attend please nominate them now (send names and email addresses).

12. Tourism

Take a few days before or after the Assembly to enjoy Paris at its best, decorated and illuminated. To see Paris with a dancer's eyes visit regularly

13. Attire

Wearing an ethnic dress or parts of it at the Assembly is most welcome.

14. Website

Updated information on the Assembly is at the Paris Section website, visit it regularly for latest changes:




General Assemblies of CID


 20th General Assembly of the CID & 36th World Congress on Dance Research

Hotel Azimuth, Saint Petersburg, Russia, 03/11/2013

19th General Assembly of CID

Kadir Has University, Istanbul, Turkey, 27 November 2011.

18th General Assembly of CID

Gran Teatro Cervantes, Malaga, Spain, 19/07/2009

17th General Assembly of CID

Istanbul Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey, 14/04/2007

 16th General Assembly of CID

Palm Beach Hotel, Larnaca, Chyprus, 13/11/2005

 15th General Assembly of CID

Historic New Orleans Collection, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, 04/06/2003

 14th General Assembly of CID

Palais de l'UNESCO, Paris, France, 27/06/2001



13th General Assembly of CID & International Symposium & International Dance Festival

Seoul, South Korea, 07-08/10/1998

 12th General Assembly of CID

Sevilla, Spain, 1996

 11th General Assembly of CID

Torino, Italy, 1994

 10th General Assembly of CID

Pyongyang, North Korea, 28/09/1992

 9th General Assembly of CID

Belgrade, Yugoslavia, 19-20/09/1990

7th General Assembly of CID

Nimes, France, 1988

 6th General Assembly of CID

Paris, France, 1986

 5th General Assembly of CID

Paris, France, 1984

 4th General Assembly of CID

Stockholm, Sweden, 1982

 3rd General Assembly of CID

London, UK, 1980

 2nd General Assembly of CID

Köln, Germany, 02/07/1977

 1st General Assembly of CID

Stockholm, Sweden, 01/06/1975


International Dance Council      -      Conseil International de la Danse
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