International Dance Day is celebrated on April 29 consistently. Dancers, researchers and therapists across the world are progressively encouraging people to participate in hobbies and any type of physical activity, to counter the mental fatigue during the pandemic.
On International Dance Day, it’s an ideal opportunity to help each other fight the isolation and loneliness in the midst of the seething Covid pandemic. Dance is useful for the body and mind, and it has been set up that shaking a leg is a mantra for happiness for some individuals.
International Dance Day is an great opportunity to spread the awareness and assist individuals with getting strong when faced with the mental or emotional challenges in the midst of Covid-19. The International Dance Day 2021 theme is: ‘Purpose of dance’.
History of Worldwide Dance Day 2021:
Worldwide Dance Day was made by the Dance Committee of the International Theater Institute ITI, the primary partner for the performing crafts of UNESCO. Since its creation in 1982, the International Dance Committee and the International Theater Institute ITI select an outstanding dance personality to write a message for International Dance Day every year. This day is a festival day for the individuals who can see the value and importance of the art form “dance”, and goes about as a wake-up-call for governments, politicians and institutions which have not yet perceived its value to individuals and to the individual and have not yet realised its potential for economic growth.
Significance of International Dance Day 2021:
The Dance Committee of ITI established the International Dance Day and chose to praise the day on April 29 to honour the birthday of Jean-Georges Noverre, who is known as the creator of modern ballet.
The International Dance Day aim to celebrate dance, revel in the universality of this art form, and cross all political, cultural and ethnic barriers. The day aims to bring individuals with a common language- dance.
How is International Dance Day celebrated?
Consistently, the International Dance Committee of ITI and the Executive Council of ITI chooses an outstanding choreographer or dancer to flow a message all through the world. The author of the message is chosen by the International Dance Committee of ITI and the Executive Council of ITI. The message is converted into various languages and circled around the world. Notwithstanding, this year, refering to the COVID 19 pandemic, the International Dance Day events will be hung on virtual platforms.