Saturday, April 29, 2017

International Dance Day 2017

  1. International Dance Day was introduced in 1982 by the International Dance Council (CID, Conseil International de la Danse), a UNESCO partner NGO, and is celebrated yearly, on April 29. 
  2. The date is not linked to a particular person or a particular form of dance, although it's also the day when the French dancer and ballet master Jean-Georges Noverre was born. 
  3. The main purpose of Dance Day events is to attract the attention of the wider public to the art of dance. Emphasis should be given to addressing a new public, people who do not follow dance events during the course of the year.
  4. Every year, the president of the International Dance Council sends the official message for Dance Day which circulate in every country around the world and is posted at the official website for Dance Day.
  5. The International Dance Council considers that while dance has been an integral part of human culture throughout its history, it is less prioritized by official establishments in the world.
  6. The International Dance Council CID is the official organization for all forms of dance in all countries of the world.
  7. CID is recognized by UNESCO, national and local governments, international organizations and institutions.
  8. Its members are the most prominent federations, associations, schools, companies and individuals in more than 160 countries.
  9. CID was founded in 1973 within the UNESCO headquarters in Paris, where it is based.
  10. UNESCO is the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization.
  11. Unfortunately there is another organization that claims they created International Dance Day. The truth is that it was the International Dance Committee of ITI that created the day in 1982, and since its first day it has always got eminent dancers and choreographers to write the message. 
  12. The fact that it was the International Dance Committee of the International Theatre Institute can be proved with facts. See this link: Letter from the Assistant Director-General for Culture of UNESCO

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