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47th World Congress on Dance Research of UNESCO’s International Dance Council opens in St Petersburg

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The 47th World Congress on Dance Research and Art Therapy of UNESCO’s International Dance Council (CID) opened in St Petersburg. It will last till November 5, 2016.

The Congress is organized by the St Petersburg Section of the CID at UNESCO, with support from the Gertsen Russian State Pedagogical University. Students, teachers, experts and researchers of dance and art therapy from 18 countries are expected to participate.

The program of the Congress includes:

• the scientific and practical conference “Elite choreographic art and mass dance culture”;

• the scientific and practical conference “Dance education in the 21st century: traditions and prospects” (the choreography department of the Music, Theater and Dance Institute of the Gertsen University);

• master classes, video presentations and concert performances.

The main goal of the Congress is to establish a dialog and create new forms of cooperation for uniting representatives of global dance culture and art therapy.

The Congress aims at giving experts in the area of choreography, dance and music therapy an opportunity to demonstrate their skills, to share research and methods, to consolidate the latest teaching experience and exchange scientific information related to dance teaching, dance psychology and art therapy.

A collection of the Congress’s materials will be published after its closing. The electronic version will be posted on CID’s official website. The Congress is organized in accordance with the principles of the United Nations and UNESCO and strives to help to preserve original non-tangible cultural legacy.

Russia’s permanent representative to UNESCO A. Kuznetsov sent a greeting address to the Congress’s guests and participants.