On 29 April, the city will be filled with activities, workshops, tributes and performances and even the days before and after that will be given over to celebrating the beauty of the body.
International Dance Day, which is celebrated on 29 April, is a tribute to Jean-Georges Noverre, who was born on that day back in 1727, and is considered to be the first choreographer to work with modern dance language. This means that on that day and those around it, since this year it falls on Sunday, the dance community has the opportunity to revindicate, demonstrate and celebrate its art and the city will be hosting activities, dance performances and workshops of all kinds. Among the activities on the agenda is Balla'm un llibre, which, for the fourth consecutive year aims to connects the literary and dance worlds at public libraries: four choreographers have chosen an iconic book on which they base a dance performance, each one of which will be performed in a library in one of the four provinces that make up Catalonia. In Barcelona, the chosen text is Vladimir Nabokov’s Lolita, which will be performed by La Taimada.
On 27 April, the most popular activity is a collective improvisation in Plaça dels Àngels, which is scheduled for the morning and will be accompanied by a new performance by Toni Mira and the reading of a manifest about International Dance Day. Beyond that, celebrations and activities will also take place at different Civic Centers and public and private spaces. On 25 April, Casa Elizalde will host three short performances, while on 5 May Sant Martí Civic Centre is offering a day of beginners’ workshops. The same type of activity will also be found at the Teixonera Civic Centre (on 4 May), the Acropolis Cultural Association, Casa de los Entremesos, Orlandai House and the La Sedeta Civic Centre. You’ll find more detailed information at this link.
Additional information on International Dance Day can be found at the following link.
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