International Dance Day will be celebrated on 29 April throughout the world. This year’s official ITI/UNESCO message for International Dance Day comes from Israel Galván, an Associate Artist of Théâtre de la Ville Paris and Mercat de les Flors Barcelona.
In 1982 the Dance Committee of ITI founded International Dance Day to be celebrated every year on 29th April, anniversary of Jean-Georges Noverre (1727-1810), the creator of modern ballet. The intention of the International Dance Day Message is to celebrate Dance, to revel in the universality of this art form, to cross all political, cultural and ethnic barriers and to bring people together with a common language – Dance. Every year a message from an outstanding choreographer or dancer is circulated throughout the world. The message author is selected by the International Theate Institute ITI on a proposal of the Dance Committee and the message is sent out to be translated into the different languages of the world and distributed widely.