International Dance Day

In 1982, the Dance Committee of ITI founded International Dance Day to be celebrated every year on 29th April, the birthday anniversary of Jean-Georges Noverre, 1727-1810, the creator of modern ballet. The intention of International Dance Day 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 author of the message is selected by the ITI based on proposals from the Dance Committee, and the message is translated into numerous languages and circulated globally. See for more information and for ideas about how to mark International Dance Day.

International Dance Day 2017, 29th April
The author of the Message of International Dance Day 2017 is Trisha Brown US born dancer, choreographer and artistic director of the Trisha Brown Company

Link to the Website for International Dance Day