By Adv Pranita Deshpande
The Hague, Netherlands: International Dance Day is a global celebration of dance, created by the Dance Committee of the International Theatre Institute (ITI), the main partner for the performing arts of UNESCO. The event takes place every year on 29 April, which is the anniversary of the birth of Jean-Georges Noverre (1727–1810), the creator of modern ballet. The day strives to encourage participation and education in dance through events and festivals held on the date all over the world.
International Dance Day is celebrated by the Gandhi Centre cultural wing of ICCR in The Hague.
Local artists performed classically & folk dances showcasing India’s rich and diverse cultural heritage.
Participants namely –
Shyama – Mohiniattam,
Kishori and Madanmohan- Odissi,
Gujarati Samaj- Garbha,
Apurva – Lavani,
Her Excellency Mrs Reenat Sandhu, Ambassador of India in the Netherlands, congratulated the artists and encouraged them to continue teaching and spreading awareness about Indian dance forms in the Netherlands.