Anapale World Festival 2024

Anapale World Festival 2024

22-24 July 2024, 15th year

Dora Stratou Dance Theatre, Athens

Last updated: 03/10/2023

  You are invited to perform in the 860-seat Dora Stratou Dance Theatre in its 71st year.
Present your work to an international high-level audience from dozens of countries.

  Perform on the very large stage of a national theatre, under the Acropolis of Athens, near the oldest dance theatre in the world. Visit museums and sites nearby.

Schools and companies can award the International Certification to their students/dancers.
 Assistance in applying for a visa to the European Union for performers and accompanying persons.

  An annual event endorsed by the International Dance Council CID
Open to all forms of dance; companies, duos, solos.

  Organized by the Athens Section CID and the Dora Stratou Dance Theater


Festival registration

  1. Send to  your professional profile (if you are not a CID Member already). You will receive a reply within a week.
  2. After approval send Membership fee plus Festival registration for all persons (dancers, musicians, assistants).
  3. You will receive a confirmation that they are Members of the CID registered as Festival participants. With this document you can contact sponsors and apply for a visa.


Detailed information
For World Festival participants


  CID membership plus Festival registration is required for performers, musicians and backstage assistants. No other fee is charged. Fees are not refundable.

Upon check-in conferees receive their badge (to wear at all times), a dancer’s bag containing the detailed program, information material and gifts by sponsors.

  Check-in is necessary. It takes place 10:00 to 13:00 Monday to Wednesday at the Dora Stratou office building in Plaka (see venues below).


  Non-performing persons either register as Festival participants to apply for a visa and assist you in dressing rooms, or enter as other spectators without access to stage or backstage. Entrance: 10 euros at the theatre ticket office


  All participants cover their travel, stay and other expenses. They must be insured for the duration of their stay in the country.


  Stage test (not full rehearsal) is a few minutes to get acquainted with the stage – it takes place the afternoon before the performance.

  USB stick with music must be brought at rehearsals for time check and for performance.


  Time on stage is limited since the audience is composed of specialists: up to 5 minutes for solos plus one minute for every other performer (example: 10 minutes for a group of 6 persons).

  We recommend watching all other performances as a courtesy to your colleagues. 


  Performers can make their own video recording if they wish. Professional photographers are available at the theatre for photos and video.

SCHEDULE – Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday

MORNING: 10:00 to 13:00 check-in and meetings at our office building

AFTERNOON: 17:30 stage test (not full rehearsal) at the Theatre the day your performance

EVENING: 20:00 International Certification awarding ceremony and performances at the Dora Stratou Theater, Philopapou Hill


  Bring flyers or handouts to distribute to the audience. Send link to your website to be posted at the festival website.

  Publications, costumes, music and other material can be exhibited or sold – the organizers assist exhibitors but do not assume responsibility.


Mornings 10:00 to 13:00 – Dora Stratou office building, Scholiou 8, Plaka, GR-10558 Athens. A 5 storey historical mansion built around 1870 containing a dance library, a lecture hall and a collection of 2000 village-made traditional costumes. Tel. +30 210 324 4395,  +30 210 324 6188

Afternoons and evenings – Dora Stratou Dance Theatre & School, Philopappou Hill, opposite the Acropolis entrance. A garden theatre with a very large stage and 860 seats. Normal lighting and sound conditions, wooden floor, not polished. Tel. +30 210 921 4650

Please scan the QR code for Festival venues location !




  Visit museums and archaeological sites, combine with holidays, the nearest beach being only 15 minutes away. We recommend the Dionysos Theater (the oldest dance theatre in the world) the Pnyx Hill (the exact birthplace of democracy) and of course the Acropolis, all at a few minutes’ walk.


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