International Dance Day: This day every year, i.e., April 29th, is celebrated as the International Dance Day. It is observed to promote dance engagement and education. On this date, a variety of dancing events and festivals are held all around the world.
The Dance Committee of the International Theatre Institute ITI, UNESCO’s major partner for the performing arts, established International Dance Day. The International Dance Committee and the International Theatre Institute ITI have chosen a great dance celebrity to write a message for International Dance Day every year since its foundation in 1982.
This day is like a festival for individuals who recognise the worth and relevance of the art form “dancing,” as well as a remember waking call for governments, legislators, and institutions who have yet to acknowledge its significance to the community and individual, as well as its financial continued growth.
The International Dance Day was formed by the ITI Dance Committee, who chose April 29 as the day to honour the birthday of Jean-Georges Noverre, the pioneer of modern ballet. The goal of International Dance Day is to embrace dance, to delight in its universality, and to bridge all political, cultural, and ethnic divides. The goal of the day is to bring people together through a shared language that is dancing.
Here are some quotes to wish your loved ones a Happy International Dance Day:
“Let your life lightly dance on the edges of time like dew on the tip of a leaf.” Rabindranath Tagore
“Let us dance in the sun, wearing wildflowers in our hair” Susan Polis Schutz
“Dance first. Think later. It’s the natural order.” Samuel Beckett
“Dance is the hidden language of the soul” Martha Graham
“Dance is music made visible.”
“Music is the language of the spirit. It opens the secret of life bringing peace, abolishing strife.” Kahlil Gibran
“Dance is just like film in that it allows for thoughts in movement.” Twyla Tharp