A personal message from the President of CID


              Dear CID Member,

Plaka, the picturesque old town under the Acropolis of Athens, is my home village, I live one block away from our office building. My great-grandfather had a bakery in 1872, my grandfather and my uncle continued as bakers here. Hopefully my son will live in Plaka too as the fifth generation, though not as a baker!

I am excited to welcome you to my village. Take time to wander in the narrow streets to feel the unique atmosphere, enter the Byzantine church right behind our offices, built in the 11th century. Take a picture in the most ancient dance theatre in the world, opposite the Acropolis Museum. Countless other historical sites worth visiting are within a few minutes’ walk.

Which organization can boast 60 congresses within 35 years? The cream of dance researchers from all countries has attended them. It is your turn to celebrate this feat.

Please study the program on the congress website to be ready. Every morning several events take place at the same time, we will have to run from one to another. Bring a load of visiting cards and brochures to give away, we want you to be introduced to every other conferee, tell them what you do, see if you can cooperate. 300 CID members from 40 countries will be around you.

30 dedicated volunteers, CID Members forming the Congress Team, will make sure you feel at home. CID at UNESCO is above all a great family, once again getting together for a grand reunion. Join us in making this an unforgettable experience!

Alkis Raftis

–  The International Dance Council CID is the official global organization for Dance
–  Its members are the most prominent federations, associations, schools, companies and individuals in more than 170 countries
–  CID was founded in 1973 within the UNESCO headquarters in Paris, where it is based
–  CID is official partner of UNESCO, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

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