Unesco/Congress International of Dance

cid-logoThe Congress International on Dance (CID) was founded in 1973 within the


UNESCO headquarters in Paris, where it is based. CID is a branch of UNESCO (United Nations Education, Science, Cultural Organization) and was formed to preserve dance forms around the world.


CID has over 17,000 members globally and is the official organization for all forms of dance in all countries of the world. Its members are the most prominent federations, associations, schools, companies and individuals in more than 170 countries.


One must be nominated to become a member. Fernando Barros Lirola was nominated last summer while he was in Santa Fe. 


Fernando Barros Lirola spoke with president, dance historian and author Dr. Raftis Alkis, last January in Madrid, at which time Dr. Alkis asked him to write a description of flamenco in the Mediterranean region, which could supplement his new book on the history of dance in ancient Greece and the Byzantine. Although Fernando’s specialty is song, there is no disconnect for him between the music of the singer with dance and guitar.


Subsequently Fernando was invited to participate in the 42nd World Congress on Dance Research as a member of CID.


42nd World Congress on Dance Research                                                                               

Hallandale Beach, Miami, Florida. September 16th—20th, 2015


CID-UNESCO is hosting the 42nd International World Congress on Dance research. September 16th to 20th 2015 in Broward County, Florida, USA.

You are invited to attend the Hallandale Beach Annual Dance Congress 2015, to be held In Hallandale, Aventura, Miami, Florida USA. On September 16
th-20th, 2015. This unique event is open to all forms of dance: Ballet, Modern, Folks, Ballroom, Oriental, Argentine Tango, Ballroom Kompa, Therapeutical, Recreational, Revival etc.


Theme of the Congress is:  “Cultural Diversity – Communication, Tourism & Dance Medicine”


 The program includes: scientific research papers, lectures, workshops, video presentations, exhibitions, performances.


We welcome specialists in cultural studies, art historians, psychologists, sociologists, anthropologists, philosophers, Choreologist, Choreographers, dance teachers, dance therapists, dance film directors and professionals representing all forms of dance from all over the world.


President of CID Prof. Dr. Alkis Raftis & CID officials will attend.


For more information, call +1 505-603-0743


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The popular music of Andalusia, Spain’s southernmost region, reflects the cultural melting pot that distinguishes its history. In the Middle Ages, the area saw the peaceful co-existence of the three great Semitic faiths. In later centuries, Andalusia’s gypsy population would develop a musical style which transmogrified the more regular, four-square rhythms of Castilian folk music into a deeply personal, expressively wrought musical genre widely known as Flamenco. In the early twentieth century, the legendary Spanish poet and playwright Federico Garcia Lorca collected examples of this popular musical and poetic tradition, several examples of which are featured in this morning’s music, as performed by master Flamenco cantaor Fernando Barros, who hails from Granada. Read more about Fernando and his brilliant educational initiatives at http://studyflamenco.com/.

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