ISLAMABAD: International Dance Day will be celebrated on April 29 across the world through promotion by the International Dance Council (CID).
The day was introduced in 1982 by the International Dance Committee of the UNESCO International Theater Institute.
The date was chosen to commemorate the birthday of Jean Georges Noverre who was born in 1727, a French dancer and ballet master and a great reformer of dance.
The annually observed World Dance Day should increase the awareness of the importance of dance among the general public.
Its goal is also to persuade governments all over the world to provide a proper place for dance in all systems of education.
Around the world there are events on World Dance Day such as open door courses, exhibitions, articles concerning all kinds of 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 nonprofit 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.
In 2014 around 50 classical dancers got together to perform a flash mob at Chennai and performed dance. It is said to be the first flash mob of classical dancers.
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