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Saint Petersburg, Russia 2018

International Congress on Dance Research

Saint-Petersburg, Russia, 25-29 April 2018



We are glad to invite you to the International Congress on Dance Research, to be held 25-29 April 2018 in Saint-Petersburg, Russia.

The Congress is organized by the Saint-Petersburg Section of CID at UNESCO  with the assistance of The Herzen State Pedagogical University of Russia, under the auspices the National UNESCO Commission.

The program includes: Scientific and practical conferences, lectures, workshops, video presentations, exhibitions, performances.

We welcome specialists in cultural studies, art history, psychology, sociology, anthropology, philosophy, theology, medicine, choreography, dance teaching, dance therapy, dance film directing and professionals representing all forms of dance from all over the world.

The Congress is the best opportunity for professionals and choreography amateurs to show their high level and share their research and methodology in dance and music.

Special cultural program for Congress participants includes visiting the Mariinsky Theatre, the Hermitage Museum, dance therapy centers and exemplary dance studios of Saint-Petersburg.

Congress theme: Preservation of cultural heritage – dialogue of epochs in the arts of music and dance 

Conference Topics:

  • Preservation of the heritage of classical ballet
  • Heritage of Marius Petipa (200th anniversary of his birth)
  • Preservation of intangible cultural heritage of nations of the world (folklore, ethno-psychology, problems of dance notion)
  • Preservation and development of national cultures outside the homeland
  • Health-saving technologies (dance, fitness, gymnastics, art therapy)
  • Artistic education or art therapy? Innovative methods
  • Psychological and pedagogical methods of teaching creative disciplines
  • Semiotics of dance, music, words
  • Cultural, historical, anthropological research in the field of culture and art

Congress Sections:

  • Heritage of world ballet. Marius Petipa (200th anniversary of his birth) - a dialogue of epochs
  • Classics for all
  • Contemporary choreography (modern, contemporary, jazz)
  • Art therapy. Synthesis of music, gesture, color
  • Dance and music therapy
  • Historical, couple and social dances of the 17th to the 21st century
  • Folk dances and preservation of ethnic cultures
  • Sports choreography
  • Student section

Time of presentations:

-  Lectures: 20 minutes (including questions from the audience);

-  Workshops 30 to 60 minutes.

-  Performances solo or duos: 5 minutes, teams: 5 minutes.

-  Film shows or exhibitions conditions sent upon request

Languages. Official Congress languages: English, French and Russian.

Publication All material of the Congress will be published in the form of scientific collection.

Texts  6,000 words maximum for each presentation. Divide your text into chapters, each of them must be numbered. Start with your name, the title of the presentation, a summary. Include a brief CV of the author in the text.

Content of scientific reports  A scientific report contains unpublished results of a research project. It is addressed primarily to professionals in the same sphere, rather than simple readers.

Send application to  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



Ms. Aelita Kondratova, President of Saint-Petersburg Section CID at UNESCO 

+7 921 936 9828        


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