International Dance Day is on April 29th

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Vlad Merariu
Vlad Merariu

International Dance Day is a global celebration of the art of dance that takes place on April 29th every year. The day was created by the Dance Committee of the International Theatre Institute (ITI) in 1982, and has since become a widely recognized event in the dance world.

The idea behind International Dance Day is to promote the importance of dance as an art form, and to encourage people to participate in and enjoy dance. Each year, the ITI selects a prominent dance figure to write a message for the day, which is distributed worldwide.

Over the years, many notable dance figures have written messages for International Dance Day, including Mikhail Baryshnikov, Maya Plisetskaya, and Akram Khan. These messages often reflect on the history and cultural significance of dance, as well as the challenges and joys of being a dancer.

In addition to the message, the ITI also organizes events and activities around the world to celebrate International Dance Day. These can range from performances and workshops to dance parties and flash mobs. The goal is to bring people together to celebrate and appreciate the beauty and diversity of dance.

Many dance organizations and individuals also take part in International Dance Day by creating their own events and activities. For example, the Royal Academy of Dance in London holds an annual dance festival, while the American Dance Therapy Association hosts workshops and seminars on dance therapy.

As a dance lover, you can also celebrate International Dance Day by exploring the world of dance and supporting your favorite artists and organizations. And to make your celebration even more special, iDance Contemporary Gallery is offering a 10% discount on selected dance artworks.

To take advantage of this offer, simply browse our website and select any of the artworks included in our International Dance Day promotion. Use the code DANCEDAY10 at checkout to receive your 10% discount.

Thank you for joining us in celebrating International Dance Day and the beauty of dance.


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