International Dance Day – April 29
International Dance Day is celebrated on April 29 every year . It was introduced in 1982 by the International Dance Council CID (Conseil International de la Danse), a UNESCO partner NGO. The date is not linked to a particular person or a particular form of dance. The main purpose of Dance Day events is to attract the attention of the wider public to the art of dance. Emphasis should be given to addressing a new public, people who do not follow dance events during the course of the year.
Every year, the president of the CID sends the official message for Dance Day which circulate in every country of the world.
The goal 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 bring people together through the common language of Dance. International Dance Day is celebrated at Unesco in Paris and all over the world. If you are organising an event that includes dance or are celebrating IDD then you may want to visit the website www.danceday.cid-portal.org to let them know about your event!
Around the world, there are events on World Dance Day, such as open-door-courses, exhibitions, articles concerning all kinds of dance, dance evenings, street shows, and special performances, etc. Above this, every year a message from a well known dance personality is circulated throughout the world.
The CID is a non-profit umbrella organization for all forms of dance in the world. It was founded in 1973 within the UNESCO headquarters and has its headquarters in Paris, France. CID advises the UNESCO, national and local government agencies, international organizations and institutions. Currently it is represented in over 120 countries.