International Dance Day – 2014

At the end of this month is the International Dance Day-2014. Like last year many events are being organized for the D-day. Some events that trickled to our mailboxes are listed here. (If you have an event, send us an email to add it to this post.)

Reproducing below is the official message from CID, UNESCO.

A dancer’s creed

I believe in one dance

father, all-resonant

revealer of heaven and earth

and of all things visible and invisible:

Light of body,

very dance of very souls,

begotten, not made,


by whom all things are transfigured.

Who for us men and for our salvation

came down from heaven

before all worlds

and was incarnate in the bodies of mortals

and humanized them.

And was crucified during the consumer society,

suffered and was buried

and rises again in isolated places

where no scriptures exist.

And comes again with glory

to enliven both the quick and the dead:

whose kingdom shall have no end.

I believe in a holy dance,

lord, giver of life,

who proceedeth from independent communities

who speaks by the flesh of humans,

instead of the prophets.

I acknowledge that it constitutes a baptism

for the remission of afflictions and sins

the resurrection of dead limbs,

and the life of the world to come.

                      –Alkis Raftis


Ashish Mohan Khokar, Alliance Francaise, with Bangalore Shcool of Music and Funky Guru are having a 12 hour A-Z of dance on April 27th. Details below.


New Delhi:

Natyavriksha’s 2-day annual event at the India International Centre is on 26th and 27th April, and has Movie screening, performances, and lectures.




The dance day is organized by Smt. Lata Surendra. Details here:

Of course, the International Dance Council (CID) at UNESCO has their official page up and running. Currently, the page is not updated. But, be on the lookout.

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