Today is International Dance Day

Posted on April 29, 2013 by

It’s our time of year, dancers! In the midst of National Dance Week, we celebrate our favorite art form on a global scale with International Dance Day. The holiday was created by the International Theatre Institute to mark the April 29 birthday of Jean-Georges Noverre, a predecessor of classical ballet. IDD’s mission? “To revel in the universality of this art form, to cross all political, cultural and ethnic barriers and bring people together with a common language: dance.”

This year’s International Dance Day message is presented by Cloud Gate Dance Theatre founder Lin Hwai-min. Watch it here, then “turn off your television, switch off your computer, and come to dance.”