Dance has a precious and unique power to create harmony and integrity among people of different ages and cultures. Dance is the integral part of Canadian society.
‘In 1982 the Dance Committee of the ITI founded International Dance Day to be celebrated every year on the 29th April, anniversary of Jean-Georges Noverre (1727-1810), the creator of modern ballet. The intention of the «International Dance Day Message» is to celebrate Dance, to revel in the universality of this art form, to cross all political, cultural and ethnic barriers and bring people together with a common language – Dance.’
It is through dance that children express their passion and gusto; adults express their fondness for each other. Dancing generates incredible energy in a room and in few minutes everyone starts shaking hands and legs.
Ponder a while how the world would become in the absence of dance.
In 1982 International Dance Committee of the International Theatre Institute (ITI), a UNESCO partner NGO introduced International Dance Day on 29th April. The day marks the birthday of Jean-Georges Noverre-the creator of modern ballet and author of the famous Lettres sur la danse published in 1760 in Lyon.
The aim of International Dance Day is to celebrate the spirit of dance and to reveal the importance of this most expressive form of art.