International Dance Day
INTERNATIONAL DANCE COMMITTEE OF THE INTERNATIONAL THEATRE INSTITUTE & WORLD DANCE ALLIANCE
Background - International Dance Day - 29th April
In 1982 the International Dance Committee of the International Theatre Institute, UNESCO, created International Dance Day to be celebrated every year on the 29th April.
The date commemorates the birthday of Jean-Georges Noverre (1727 - 1810), the creator of modern ballet. Every year a message from a well-known dance personality is circulated throughout the world.
IDC of ITI/UNESCO and
The intention of International Dance Day and the Message is to bring all Dance together on this occasion, to celebrate this art form and revel in its universality, to cross all political, cultural and ethnic barriers and bring people together in peace and friendship with a common language - DANCE.
The International Dance Committee of ITI is collaborating with World Dance Alliance Europe as an co-operative member and WDA is the only official partner for the celebration of International Dance Day.