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.

International Dance Day 2019, 29th April

Every year the Executive Council of ITI, in partnership with the Dance Committee of ITI and World Dance Alliance, choses an outstanding dance personality to write the message for International Dance Day, which is celebrated since 1982 on 28 Avril, all over the world.

It is our great pleasure and honor to officially announce that for 2019 Karima MANSOUR from Egypt, the outstanding dancer, choreographer and dance educator, has been selected to write the message for 2019.

Link to the Website for International Dance Day