The Congress was organized by Lviv section CID UNESCO and took place in the Solomiya Krushelnytska Lviv State Academic Theatre of Opera and Ballet.
The event was supported by the Ukrainian Dance Federation, Lviv State Academic Theatre of Opera and Ballet, the department of direction and choreography of Ivan Franko Lviv National University, Society Initiatives Institute in cooperation with the British Council, and Culture Department of Lviv City Council.
The prestigious forum united the professionals from all over the world!
The congress was opened for the representatives of all types of the art of dance: ballet, folk and contemporary dances, ballroom, oriental dances, flamenco, dance therapy, rehabilitation practice, etc. The participants had an amazing chance to present their own unique methods and groundbreaking studies in the realm of the art of dancing, to acquire some new knowledge and to establish the business contacts with theoreticians and practitioners of dance, representatives of the dancing traditions from all around the globe.
- 80 participants from 10 world countries: Egypt, Belgium, Argentina, Hungary, Italy, Gambia, Cameroon, Iranandothers;
- 34 lectures and 20 workshops;
- the youngest participant was of the age of 17, the oldest – almost turned 80!
“It is very important for Ukrainian dancers to communicate and get acquainted with the dancers from foreign countries, to invite each other to the workshops, and to share their best practices. Congress is exactly such an event, when the dancers may exchange their experience. We also want to establish international projects concerning dances, we also wish that the participants of the congress could create something brave new and fascinating in the realms of their interest. We`ve set the tone for the development of a new generation of dancers in Ukraine and have showed them new undiscovered lands in the dancing world, we`ve built the new lighthouses and milestones for the further movement”.
Nataliya Moholivets, the president of the Lviv section of CID UNESCO