The 954 Dance Movement Collective Celebrate World Dance Day
[Credit: 954 Dance Movement Collective]
Ran into some conflicts with blogging today and almost forgot to mention the fact that today, Friday, April 29th is World Dance Day, aka International Dance Day, which has been celebrated around the globe since its founding 1982 by UNESCO's International Dance Committee which has apparently become the International Dance Council. Though the UN doesn't seem to be keeping their web presence very organized, dancers are out in droves for World Dance Day as well as the United States' National Dance Week, which is now in progress.
Here are some examples of dancers celebrating World Dance Day:
The 954 Dance Movement Collective are performing as I post. The above graphic is the poster for their event.
In Orlando, Florida, activities take place on Saturday and are dedicated to Kip Watson, a local dancer, choreographer and teacher who recently passed away.
The Good Women Dance Collective of Edmonton, Alberta are staging What's Cooking tonight combining "dance, conversation, and a home-cooked meal."
The Scotiabank Dance Centre is helping organize all sorts of performances on and offsite in Vancouver, BC.
In Galway, Ireland, The Spirit Centre in Nuns Island and the Galway Dance Co-op are presenting a day of dance and movement workshops for all moving bodies.
A cross-cultural performance is planned in Lyme Regis, England as part of the Lyme Regis Fossil Festival.
Sumeet Nagdev is producing a contemporary dance art festival in Mumbai, India.
Lots of dancers in India are planning performances as well.
And others celebrating National Dance Week:
The Alameda Civic Ballet of Alameda, CA is presenting United We Dance, an "exuberant celebration of ethnic dances from around the world" on Saturday, April 30th.
The Bay Area is doing things big over 10 days for Bay Area National Dance Week.
Folks in Houston are celebrating Dance Day and Week with all sorts of international dance activity.
Of course, there are lot more dancers out there celebrating both National Dance Week and World Dance Day. Why don't you join them?
Related All World Dance Coverage:
Dance Routines for National Dance Day