International Dance Day 2022: History & significance


Mumbai: International Dance Day is celebrated every year on April 29 in honour of famous dancer Jean-Georges Noverre. It is a much-awaited and proud moment for the dancers around the world.

Dance is a creative form of art that helps in channelising internal energy in a resourceful manner. Earlier, dance was a primal approach to expression and communication through gestures, turning into overall performance artwork that moved the soul and stimulated the audience. It is one of the best mediums to narrate a story, convey feelings and emotions and connect with others.

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 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 honor 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.


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