Monday, March 28, 2011

Celebrate International Dance Day, Friday, April 29th at the Denman Island Community Hall!


 International Dance Day (World Dance Day) has been celebrated on April 29 through promotion by the International Dance Council , 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  commemorates the birthday of French ballet dancer 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. While dance has been an integral part of human culture throughout its history, it is underprioritized by official establishments in the world. 


Jade de Trey


This April 29th Denman Islanders can celebrate World Dance Day together in the 'Back' Hall with a show featuring local and visiting dancers performing a variety of dance styles including; modern, Flamenco, hula hoop, experimental, ecstatic, folklorick, fusion and improv dance! The show will feature Denman Island dancers; Gillian Saxby, Laurie Montemurro, Laura Bushiekin, Cathy Stokyo, Luna, Sheelagh Mackenzie, among others. We will also be blessed with performances by visiting dancers; Lynette Harper from Nanaimo, Jade de Trey, Methuselah Dance, Linsey Spencer, Lisa Hamilton aka the SpinJinny, Tomomi Ozaki and, Edith Jacobs from Courtenay. Following the show there will be dancing for all with DJ sista Karmalita and drummers are welcome to come and play along to the global beats. 

The show starts at 8Pm, doors at 7:30, $10 suggested donation goes to cover expenses. Any profits will go to support future dance events on Denman Island. Maybe this will become an annual Denman tradition! For more information and/or if you would like to dance call Cathy at (250) 335-1964

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