International Dance Day is celebrated every year on April 29 in honour of the famous dancer Jean-Georges Noverre. This is a much-awaited and proud moment for the dancers around the world. Dance is one of the best mediums to narrate a story, convey feelings and emotions and connect with others as well as ourselves. Dance is a creative form of art that helps in channelising internal energy in a resourceful manner. The Dance Committee of the International Theatre Institute (ITI) created International Dance Day in 1982.
Aim of this Day
The International Dance Day message aims to celebrate dance, remove all political, cultural and ethnic barriers and bring people together with a common language – dance. The International Dance Day raises awareness of and importance of dance worldwide. Dancing will boost our physical health, meet new people and lose inhibitions. Those who love dance follow your passion on this International Dance Day.
History and Significance
Every year, the International Dance Committee of ITI and the Executive Council of ITI select an outstanding choreographer or dancer to write an inspiring message for people all across the world. The message, which is circulated globally, is translated into several languages.
Author and Message for the International Dance Day 2022
This year, KANG Sue-jin, dance and artistic director of the Korean National Ballet, has been appointed to write the message for the day. KANG Sue-jin is well known for using her frame and her artistic skills for introducing disabled children to dance.
Goals of the International Dance Day
- It is celebrated to promote dance in all its forms across the world
- To spread awareness about the value of dance in all its forms
- To enable the dance community to promote their work on a broad scale
- To enjoy dance in all its forms for its own sake and to share the joy of dance with others
Dancing is exhilarating and impressive. Let’s honor the world of dance today, together!