The International Dance Day is observed globally on 29 April every year. The day celebrates the value and importance of the dance and encourages participation and education in this art form through events and festivals. The day 29 April has been chosen as it marks the birth anniversary of Jean-Georges Noverre (1727–1810), who is known as the creator of modern ballet.
The theme of International Dance Day 2021: ‘Purpose of dance’.
The day was created in 1982, by the Dance Committee of the International Theatre Institute (ITI), the main partner for the performing arts of UNESCO.
Important takeaways for all competitive exams:
- International Theatre Institute Founded: 1948.
- Headquarters of International Theatre Institute: Paris, France.