International Dance Day- For people who enjoy dancing, International Dance Day is a particularly special day. Diverse people have different interpretations of dance. Some people use it as a form of expression, while others use it as a form of therapy and exercise to keep themselves mentally and physically fit.
Whether a trained or inexperienced dancers, people tend to find a way to enjoy themselves by dancing. Most individuals enjoy dancing to decompress, whether it’s behind closed doors or out in the open. People travel from all over the world to attend events and activities.
Dance is more than just an art form; it is a way to express oneself, feel, love, laugh, and forget about one’s concerns. Dance has always been a way of making people happy. It has been said from ancient times that it is a religious art form with a deep meaning. There are hundreds of different dancing styles around the world.
This day is commemorated every year by dancers and dance communities all around the world. It is an important day for the dance communities to draw the world’s attention to their art form.
Every year on April 29th, International Dance Day is observed to honor this magnificent art form. The International Dance Council originally announced it in 1982.
On this day, Jean-Georges Noverre, the father of contemporary ballet, was born.
The Dance Committee of the International Theatre Institute ITI, UNESCO’s major partner for the performing arts, launched International Dance Day.
The International Theatre Institute of UNESCO’s Dance Committee sought to honor Jean-Georges Noverre, the father of several dance styles. This is why the 29th of April is designated as International Dance Day each year.
Significance of International Dance Day 2022
The goal of International Dance Day is to promote involvement and educate people all around the world about various dance forms, including tap, belly dance, ballet, and popular Indian forms like Bharatnatyam and Kathakali.
Bharatanatyam is a Hindu dance form that began in Tamil Nadu and was developed by temple performers. It’s one of India’s most well-known traditional art forms, and it’s now regularly displayed both domestically and internationally.
In the 17th century, Kerala gave birth to Kathakali (literally “story drama”). Most Kathakali plays are based on stories from the Ramayana and the Mahabharata.
This day is also observed to promote the message of dance’s advantages.
Dance is a great way to exercise and improve memory. Dancing on a daily basis can help to boost memory and cognitive abilities.
Dance contributed to heart health far better than other forms of exercise, such as treadmill running, walking, and biking.
People dance to relieve stress by moving their bodies to the beats of music during these trying times. Dancing helps to alleviate depression symptoms.
An hour of dancing a day will keep you in excellent shape. It will also increase adaptability. Dancing is one of the simplest ways to lose weight.
People’s lives are made happier by the term ‘dancing.’ For non-dancers, it’s a way of expressing their concerns; for dancers, it’s a mantra of their ability. This is a great opportunity for individuals who want to make a profession out of dance.
This day is a celebration for individuals who recognize the worth and relevance of the art form “dancing,” as well as a wake-up call for governments, legislators, and institutions who have yet to recognize its value to the community and individual, as well as its economic growth potential.
Some Quotes on International Dance Day
“Dancers don’t need wings to fly.”
“The job of feet is walking, but their hobby is dancing.”
“Dance is your pulse, your heartbeat, your breathing. It’s the rhythm of your life. It’s the expression in time and movement, in happiness, joy, sadness, and envy.”
“Dance, when you’re broken open. Dance, if you’ve torn the bandage off. Dance in the middle of the fighting. […] Dance when you’re perfectly free.”
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