Emmeleia Festival 2023

Emmeleia World Festival 2023

18-20 September 2023, 19th year

Dora Stratou Dance Theatre, Athens

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This program is subject to changes.
Last updated: 19/09/2023

You are cordially invited to perform at the Emmeleia annual festival. It is a high level event endorsed by the International Dance Council CID at UNESCO

Companies, duos and solos of all forms of dance from dozens of countries will perform in this historical dance theatre opposite the Acropolis of Athens, cradle of Western civilization.

Teachers can award the International Certification to their students/dancers

Assistance in applying for a visa to the European Union for performers and accompanying persons.

The Dora Stratou Dance Theatre celebrates its 70th anniversary in 2023 www.GRdance.org

To register write to the CID Secretariat ExecSec@CID-world.org


Festival registration

1. Send 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 an attestation that they are Members of the CID registered as Festival participants. With this document you can contact sponsors and apply for a visa to the European Union.


Detailed information
For World Festival participants

CID membership and 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.

Soloists are welcome but precedence is given to companies. The more dancers the better since the stage is very large and audiences prefer larger companies.

Non-performing persons either register as backstage assistants to apply for a visa and assist you in dressing rooms, or enter as spectators without access to stage or backstage.

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

Ask for detailed information. A list of participants is sent to the embassy to facilitate granting a visa.

Book a flight at least one day before. Prefer a hotel near a metro station. Taxi fare is low, about 7 euros within Athens.

Recommended travel agency: Lumen Travel, Nikis 52, Plaka, GR-10558 Athens. Phone +30 210 331 3738 Mobile +30 690 688 9977 www.LumenTravel.comInfo@LumenTravel.com facebook.com/LumenTravel

This is a rare opportunity for your dancers to receive the International Certification from the hands of the President of the CID at the ceremony. The School Director, the school and the student should be members of the CID.

Rehearsal time is equal to performance time. Rehearsal takes place only on the same day as the performance.

Time on stage is limited since the audience is composed of specialists: 5 minutes for solos; 6 for duos, one extra minute for every additional dancer.

Send text file with title, description, form of dance. Include link to your website where you can post photos, music and/or video samples.

All performances will be recorded and posted on the festival website. Performers can have their own video recording if they wish.

SCHEDULE – Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday

     MORNING: Meetings at our office building
     AFTERNOON: Rehearsal at the Theater in the afternoon of the day your performance is scheduled,
     EVENING: Performance at the Dora Stratou Theater.

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 – 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.
     EVENINGS – 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 6921, +30 210 921 4650 www.GRdance.org

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) and Pnyx Hill (the exact birthplace of democracy) both at a few minutes’ walk.

If you cannot attend, you can register and send your DVD to be played. Send also material to be put into participants’ bags or distributed to spectators.

Click here to download the official poster

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