Initiated in 1982 by the International Dance Committee of the UNESCO International Theatre Institute (http://www.iti-worldwide.org/), International Dance Day falls on April 29 of every year, commemorating the birthday of Jean-Georges Noverre, a distinguished choreographer that brought about significant reforms in ballet production. Every year, an international message authored by a well-known dance personality is circulated around the world as part of International Dance Day celebrations. Additionally, since 2005, the Canadian Dance Assembly has issued a Canadian message in conjunction with the UNESCO message.
Read the 2013 Canadian Message by Vicki Adams Willis
Read the 2012 Canadian message by Yvon Soglo "Crazy Smooth"
The Canadian Dance Assembly proudly presents National Dance Week leading up to International Dance Day on April 29 2013 as part of the I love dance/J’aime la danse National Campaign. There are many ways you can join the conversation and participate in this exciting initiative.
Join the International Dance Day – Canada Facebook Group
Contact the regional arts service organization near you about how to be actively involved in celebrations happening in your region.