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International Dance Day

Due to precautions to stop the spread of COVID-19, we have cancelled our International Dance Day events, but hope to celebrate the art of dance on the day digitally – stay tuned for updates!

Initiated in 1982 by UNESCO, International Dance Day is marked annually on April 29 across Canada and around the world. Join us for a program of performances and events celebrating the vitality and diversity of dance in Vancouver!

Photos by Chris Randle and Ron Sangha

  • Wednesday April 29, 2020

  • Scotiabank Dance Centre


  • Free Admission


In 1982 the Dance Committee of UNESCO’s International Theatre Institute founded International Dance Day, to be celebrated every year on April 29, the anniversary of the birth of Jean-Georges Noverre (1727-1810) who is regarded as the creator of modern ballet. Its goal is to celebrate dance around the world, to revel in the universality of this art form, to cross political, cultural and ethnic barriers and to bring people together with a common language – dance. www.international-dance-day.org