Dance day celebrations

April 20, 2016 at 12:00 pm Leave a comment

Dear Friends,

today was the press conference for the „Move your town“ on 29th of April. 

Honorable Mr. H. Härke -The Director of Culture and Personnel of the State Capital Hannover, and Dr. B. Poensgen the director of the cultural office Hannover were here.

among the others Ms. Anja Menge – the spokeswoman of the city Hannover and Ms. Iyabo Kaczmarek the organizer and Project manager of Freie Kulturproduktionen were promoting and giving the press informations of dance day celebration. attachment

 Every year on 29 April, established in 1982 by CID, aims at attracting attention to the art of dance. It is celebrated by millions of dancers around the globe. On this day, dance companies, dance schools, organizations and individuals, professionals as well as amateurs, organize an activity addressing an audience different from their usual one…and the State Capital Hanover is also active on this day. 

“Dance is movement, expression, communication and variety.
dance unites nations, dance unites people, dance is life!”

For the first time the National Dance Convention will be held in Hannover from June 16- June 19. The Convention and it´s strong public presence moves Hannovers dance scene into focus.

Right on time for the World Day of Dance on 29th of April, MOVE YOUR TOWN will bring the residents of Hannover to dance with a varied program and will show the wide range of the cities dance scene.

Next to 40 dance schools in Hanover my schedule will be:
Workshop: Bharatha Natyam , Bollywood  and Performance

The Dance Day should  become as well-known as Mother’s Day!
“Let us celebrate our Day-The World Dance Day”.

 Here I am adding the official message of Mr. Alkis Raftis –President of the International Dance Council  CID, UNESCO, Paris for Dance Day 29 April 2016

    „The media report mainly on dance performances, rarely on dance classes. On the other hand learning dance is more widespread than performing: ten times more people practice dance in class than perform on stage.

The current economic crisis barely affected dance schools: while many businesses closed very few dance schools did, at worst they lost some students. This proves once more that dance is among the most basic needs – people opt to reduce other expenses rather than stop paying for dance classes.

State subsidies to companies and public conservatories were reduced, so they turn more and more to private sponsors. Private schools rely on fees paid by students so they turn increasingly to advertising to attract more students. They enlarge the range of dances taught, they organize events, they become more outward and flexible.

Unfortunately organizations in some countries try to limit the number of dance teachers by putting pressure on governments to recognize only diplomas offered by them. We believe that teaching dance should be open to all without any restrictions.

Nothing should stop an individual from teaching, learning or performing an art, whether music, theater, dance, painting or poetry.

We do encourage all to study seriously and obtain certificates and diplomas in order to gain the confidence of students, but we insist that qualifications should not be restrictive by keeping others from teaching in private practice. Governments should resist pressure from interest groups trying to create their own monopoly in any art.

A good professional is happy to rely on his/her talent, knowledge and reputation, not on privileges accorded by regulations keeping others from competing and comparing with him. Art by definition is inclusive, not exclusive.

Dance Day 2016 is dedicated to maintaining an open doors policy in teaching dance.


Entry filed under: Artwork, Bollywood Dance, Choreography, Classical Indian dance, Competition/Event, Germany 2016, Uncategorized.

Bharatha Natyam at Sri Ganesha Temple in Hannover After the word dance day “Move your town” in Hannover

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