The Dance Committee of the International Theatre Institute (ITI) established April 29 as International Dance Day in 1982 to highlight the amazing diversity and talent of dancers all over the globe.
This date was chosen because it marks the birthday of Jean-Georges Noverre (1727-1810), the creator of modern ballet.
The main purpose to celebrate this day is to attract the attention of the wider public to the art form of dance. Moreover, the International Theatre Institute invites its members along with dancers, choreographers, dance students, and enthusiasts to join them in a grand Gala Celebration.
This event is held in the chosen host city decided on by the Executive Council of the International Theatre Institute.
To make this event more recognized and appreciated on a large scale each year the International Theatre Institute selects an outstanding personality from the world of dance to be the Message Author for the event. In the message, it is hoped that the author can underline the relevance and power of dance.
International Dance Day Quotes and Messages
Happy World Dance Day
Happy International Dance Day
“Dancing is poetry with arms and legs.” – Charles Baudelaire
“Dance is the hidden language of the soul” ( Martha Graham)
“Dance first. Think later. It’s the natural order.” (Samuel Beckett)
“Any kind of dancing is better than no dancing at all.” (Lynda Barr)
“Dance for yourself. If someone understands, good. If not, no matter.” – Louis Horst
“Dancing is a perpendicular expression of a horizontal desire.” (George Bernard Shaw)
“Those who can dance to any tune are the ones who love dancing beyond conditions.”
“When you dance, you can enjoy the luxury of being you.” (Paulo Coelho) Happy World Dance Day
“Great dancers are not great because of their technique, they are great because of their passion. ”( Martha Graham)
“Work like you don’t need the money. Dance like no one is watching. And love like you’ve never been hurt.” (Mark Twain)
“Life is short and there will always be dirty dishes, so let’s dance.” (James Howe) Happy International Dance Day
Dance is like breathing, it is like catharsis. Enjoy it to the fullest and let your feelings flow. Happy Dance Day!
“Let us dance in the sun, wearing wild flowers in our hair…”( Susan Polis Schutz) Happy World Dance Day
“And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music.” ( Friedrich Nietzsche)
Dance is the way to express your emotions and feelings and dance is also the way to enjoy your body…. Wishing a very Happy Dance Day.
“Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass…It’s about learning to dance in the rain.” (Vivian Greene) Happy International Dance Day
On the occasion of International Dance Day, I wish that you always dance to the tunes you love and live life at your own terms. Happy Dance Day!
While I dance I cannot judge, I cannot hate, I can not separate myself from life. I can only be joyful and whole. This is why I dance.” – Hans Bos) Happy International Dance Day
“To live is to be musical, starting with the blood dancing in your veins. Everything living has a rhythm. Do you feel your music?” (Michael Jackson) Happy World Dance Day
“If theater is ritual, then dance is too… It’s as if the threads connecting us to the rest of the world were washed clean of preconceptions and fears. When you dance, you can enjoy the luxury of being you.” (Paulo Coelho)