International Dance Day is an annual event celebrated on 29 April every year to promote the art of dance around the world and the anniversary of the Jean-Georges Noverre (1727-1810), who created the modern ballet.
History of International Dance Day
From its creation in 1982, every year an excellent dance personality is chosen to write a message for the celebration of International Dance Day. The author of the message is selected by the International Dance Committee of ITI and the Executive Council of ITI, and the message is translated into many languages and spreads around the world.
Events on this Day
To mark International Dance Day, ITI creates a premium event in a selected host city, at which there are dance performances, educational workshops, humanitarian projects, speeches made by envoys, dance personalities and the message chosen’s Author for that year. Every year on 29 April, the International Theatre Institute (ITI) invites its members along with many personalities and admirer people to join them in a Gala Celebration.
The Executive Council of ITI decided a host city every year in which Gala Celebration takes place. The program of the Gala Event can be different, but usually, this event consists of top-quality dance performances from worldwide, student performances, dance theme speeches, and a person read Message for that year’s event which is selected author’s message. Besides the Gala, ITI centers across the world are encouraged people to observe International Dance Day on 29 April in their towns by various special events and festivals like dance performances, humanitarian inspiration, and educational motivations, etc.
Goals of International Dance Day
There are some goals of International Dance Day, and this day is celebrated to promote these goals. These goals are listed below:
- Around the world, promoting dance in all its forms.
- To enhances the people’s awareness for the importance of dance in all its forms.
- To shares the happiness of dance with other people.
- Enjoying dance in all its forms for its purpose.
- To make able the dance community to promote their work on a large scale so that governments and other people are aware of the value and importance of dance in all its forms and they support it.
Is it a Public Holiday?
The International Dance Day is an annual observance and not a public holiday. Public life is not affected by this day
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