Celebrate International Dance Day with Dance Parade!
Sunday, April 28, 2013
Guests will enjoy drinks, hors d’oeuvres and live entertainment reflecting the diversity of a
ge, ethnicity and dance genres found in the tri-state area. International Dance Day highlights groups who have registered for the upcoming parade and previews what is to come as the quintessential “taste of Dance Parade”.
HERE IS OUR EXCITING LINEUP THIS YEAR!
Andanza Flamenco (FLAMENCO)
Dancing Rubies (BELLY DANCE)
Fusha Dance Company (AFRICAN)
Mazarte Dance Group (MEXICAN CARNIVAL)
Neville Dance Theatre (CONTEMPORARY)
RISE Hip Hop (HIP-HOP)
Jehan’s Belly Dance Raks Stars (BELLYDANCE)
The Shakedown (FUNK)
Times Squares Square Dance Club (MODERN WSTRN SQUARE)
Proceeds from International Dance Day will directly support production costs associated with Dance Parade’s annual parade and its culminating festival at Tompkins Square Park. This year, part of the procceds will also support Dance Parade’s Community Engagement Education Program!
Dance Parade is proud to feature these amazing groups list below in the 7th annual International Dance Day! Dixon Place will once again host this year’s event on Sunday, April 28, 2013, from 6PM to 9PM.
*All proceeds go to supporting the 7th Annual Dance Parade NYC on May 18th!
Each year Dance Parade hosts a gala and fundraiser on International Dance Day that both raises the awareness of dance in general as welll as the necessary funds for the annual Parade and its culminating Festival at Tompkins Square Park. Dixon Place will once again host this year’s event on Sunday, April 28, 2013, from 6PM to 9PM.
Guests attending this event will enjoy drinks, hors d’oeuvres and live entertainment that reflects the diversity of age, ethnicity and genre to be found among dancers in the tri-state area. The featured event highlights dance groups who have registered for the upcoming parade and allows event guests a preview of what is to come as the quintessential “taste of Dance Parade”. On April 29, these performances will include dancers from 8 to nearly 80, representing troupes who dance in forms originating on five different continents and various islands. Please join us in celebrating this momentous occasion.
In 1982 the Dance Committee of the ITI 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.
Together with the World Dance Alliance, ITI and its Dance Committee celebrate International Dance Day at UNESCO in Paris.
International Dance Day Message Authors: 1982 – 2011
1982 Henrik NEUBAUER
1983 No message issued
1984 Yuri GRIGOROVITCH
1985 Robert JOFFREY
1986 Chetna JALAN
1987 Dance Committee Board
1988 Robin HOWARD
1989 Doris LAINE
1990 Merce CUNNINGHAM
1991 Hans VAN MANEN
1992 Germaine ACOGNY
1993 Maguy MARIN
1994 Dai AILIAN
1995 Murray LOUIS
1996 Maïa PLISSETSKAÏA
1997 Maurice BEJART
1998 Kazuo OHNO
1999 Mahmoud REDA
2000 Alicia ALONSO, Jirí KYLIÁN, Cyrielle LESUEUR
2001 William FORSYTHE
2002 Katherine DUNHAM
2003 Mats EK
2004 Stephen PAGE
2005 Miyako YOSHIDA
2006 His Majesty King Norodom SIHAMONI of Cambodia
2007 Sasha WALTZ
2008 Gladys AGULHAS
2009 Akram KHAN
2010 Julio BOCCA
2011 Anne Teresa DE KEERSMAEKER
2012 Sidi Larbi CHERKAOUI