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International Day Dance is Coming!! April 29/2011

Blog post by Tina Winterlik © 2011 

International Dance Day is Coming!! April 29/2011

International Dance Day

International Dance Day (World Dance Day) has been celebrated on April 29 through promotion by the International Dance Council (CID), an umbrella organization within UNESCO for all kinds of dance.

The holiday was introduced in 1982 by the International Dance Committee of the UNESCO International Theatre Institute. The date was suggested by Pyotr Gusev to commemorate the birthday of Jean-Georges Noverre.

Among the goals of the Dance Day are to increase the awareness of the importance of dance among the general public, as well as to persuade governments all over the world to provide a proper place for dance in all systems of education, from primary to higher.

The Dance Centre- Vancouver BC

 International Dance Day at the Dance Centre

Free daytime events
9.30am Working Class at Scotiabank Dance Centre (677 Davie Street): the Training Society of Vancouver invites the public to watch a professional contemporary dance class, followed at 11.30am by an informal studio showing of work in development by local dancers. Coffee, muffins and talkback provided.

12-1pm Downtown pedestrians will be treated to a series of 'swing bombs' with surprise appearances by swing champions Tessa Cunningham and Myles Munroe.

1-2pm Lunchtime performance in the main atrium of the Vancouver Public Library (350 West Georgia Street) featuring Karen Flamenco, Mandala Arts and Culture classical East Indian dance, and members of the Urban Tap Squad.

5.30pm Contemporary ballet company the plastic orchid factory hosts a studio showing of excerpts from Dance Centre Artist-in-Residence James Gnam's new work _post at Scotiabank Dance Centre, followed by a talkback with special guests. The lobby will also host an exhibit of images taken by renowned photographer David Cooper of  _post, which is set to premiere in May.

Evening performance
8pm The rapidly evolving relationship between people, technology and online culture inspires taking your experience for mine, an adventurous ensemble work created by Sara Coffin, one of BC's most exciting emerging choreographic voices. 

Her new work will investigate how the digital traces we leave behind can alter our concept of self. With so much of our lives on display through social media and governed by digital devices and screens, is dialing into the digital network altering our ability to attune?

Performed by dancers Julia Carr, Amanda Sheather, Meghan Goodman and Jacinte Armstrong, the piece will feature an original score by Coffin's longtime collaborator Phil Thomson, multimedia design by Andrew Hawryshkewich, and lighting design by Kimberly Plough. taking your experience for mine is presented through The Dance Centre's third Iris Garland Emerging Choreographer Award, which is awarded every two years to a young choreographer who shows exceptional promise.

Tickets taking your experience from mine runs Friday-Saturday April 29-30 at 8pm at Scotiabank Dance Centre. All tickets $15 on International Dance Day, April 29; tickets $25/$18 on April 30.

Tickets Tonight: 604 684 2787
Vancouver Public Library
Friday April 29, 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Held in the Promenade, Central Library 350 W. Georgia St.
Admission is free. Seating is limited.

Please join us as we celebrate International Dance Day on April 29. A free performance will showcase the diversity and excitement of Vancouver’s dance scene, featuring flamenco, classical East Indian dance, tap, and swing.

For more information on library events, visit
Nova Scotia will be celebrating all week from April 24 to our spectacular closing at Palooka's Gym on May 01. On April 29th join us for a lunch time FLASHMOB at Sackville Landing on the gorgeous Halifax Waterfront! 

Flash Mob International Dance Day 2010


International Dance Day 2011

For International Dance Day 2011, NBS is changing everything! Instead of one routine on one performance day, we’re doing two special dance routines, on two separate dates! On International Dance Day itself, April 29, a routine for dancers 16+ will be performed during the day at a Toronto location. On a date in early May (exact details TBC), a routine for dancers 8-16 will be performed in a different Toronto location!


Ballet BC - Fundraising Video 2011 - Film by: Lynne Spencer, Artistic Director: Emily Molnar, Music: The Journey Continues - Mark Brown, Choreographers, Jose Navas, Kevin O'Day and Emily Molnar, Dancers: Alexander Burton, Dario Dinuzzi, Livona Ellis, Leon Feizo-Gas, Shannon Ferguson, Alexis Fletcher, Maggie Forgeron, Alyson Fretz, Connor Gnam, Delphine Leroux, Rachael Prince, Donald Sales, Gilbert Small, Peter Smida, Makaila Wallace, The Arts Umbrella

Film & Animation

* Ballet BC * Lynne Spencer * Emily Molnar * Jose Navas * Kevin O'Day Alexander Burton
* Dario Dinuzzi * Livona Ellis * Leon Feizo-Gas * Shannon Ferguson * Alexis Fletcher
* Maggie Forgeron * Alyson Fretz * Connor Gnam * Delphine Leroux * Rachael Prince
* Donald Sales * Gilbert Small * Peter Smida * Makaila Wallace * The Arts Umbrella!/BalletBC

I can't embed it, so click here To See "Time of My Life Here"

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