In 1982 the International Dance Committee of the International
Theatre Institute, UNESCO, created International Dance Day to be
celebrated every year on the 29th April. The date commemorates the
birthday of Jean-Georges Noverre (1727 - 1810), the creator of modern
Every year a message from a well-known dance personality is circulated
throughout the world. The intention of International Dance Day and
the Message is to bring all Dance together on this occasion, to
celebrate this art form and revel in its universality, to cross
all political, cultural and ethnic barriers and bring people together
in peace and friendship with a common language - DANCE.
The International Dance Committee of ITI is collaborating with
World Dance Alliance and the International Dance Council for the
celebration of International Dance Day.