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International Dance Day 2021 – 29th April

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International-Dance-Day-2021The International Dance Day is annually celebrated across the world on 29th April the birth anniversary of Jean-Georges Noverre, the creator of modern ballet.

The day aims to celebrate dance and its universality which unites the people across different political, cultural and ethnic backgrounds.


The International Dance Day was founded by the Dance Committee of the International Theatre Institute (ITI) in 1982.

Events 2021:

i.International Dance Day 2021 is celebrated as a virtual event that features dance performances from the ITI centres and other members.

ii.Friedemann Vogel, a German ballet dancer, was chosen as the Message author of the International Dance Day 2021.

iii.Every year the International Dance Committee(IDC) of ITI and the Executive Council of ITI selects the author of the message.

About International Theatre Institute (ITI):

ITI was created by the initiative of Sir Julian Huxley, the first Director-General of UNESCO and JB Priestly, playwright and novelist.

Founded in– 1948
President– Mohamed Saif Al-Afkham
Director-General– Tobias Biancone
Headquarters– Shanghai, China