The international dance day 2016 brings a message from Lemi Ponifacio, dancer and choreographer from Samoa and New Zealand.
In 1982 the Dance Committee of the International Theatre Institute (Unesco) founded International Dance Day to be celebrated every year on the 29th April, anniversary of Jean-Georges Noverre (1727-1810), the creator of modern ballet.
The intention of the «International Dance Day Message» is to celebrate Dance, to revel in the universality of this art form, to cross all political, cultural and ethnic barriers and bring people together with a common language – Dance.
Every year a message from an outstanding choreographer or dancer is circulated throughout the world. The personality is selected by the founding entity of the International Dance Day – the International Dance Committee of the ITI, which collaborates with World Dance Alliance, a Cooperating Member of the ITI.
More information: www.international-dance-day.org
Picture: © 2016 by Felix Reinhard, Switzerland
touch the cosmos
the source of our divinity
the face of the ancestors
so we can see our children
woven above beside below
unite all within
our flesh and bones
the Earth is turning
humans in mass migration
turtles gather in silent preparation
the heart is injured
a movement of love
a movement of justice
the light of truth
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