International Dance Day  - April 29th

Initiated in 1982 by the International Dance Committee of the UNESCO International Theatre Institute, 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. Check the ITI Unesco website to view the international message.

Additionally, since 2005, the Canadian Dance Assembly has issued a Canadian message in conjunction with the UNESCO message.
Read the 2018 Canadian Message by Vivine Scarlett 

Vivine Scarlett, photo by Renn Images

2018 Quebec Message - Mélanie Demers
Choreographer, General and Artistic Director,

Previous messages:

Read the 2017 Canadian Message by Roger Sinha
Read the 2016 Canadian Message by Susanne Chui
Read the 2015 Canadian Message by Luca 'Lazylegz' Patuelli
Read the 2014 Canadian Message by Santee Smith
Read the 2013 Canadian Message by Vicki Adams Willis
Read the 2012 Canadian message by Yvon Soglo "Crazy Smooth"

Check out what is taking place across the country and visit the Dance Current's event listings:

Contact your regional arts service organization near you to see what is taking shape for International Dance Day 2018

Canadian Dance Assembly
55 Mill Street, Suite 312
Case Goods Building #74
Toronto, ON M5A 3C4
Tel: 1.416.515.8444
Fax: 1.416.515.9444