From today to May 1st, the film ‘Dancing with Maria’ is in theaters. Ivan Gergolet directed the Italian-Argentinian film awarded at the Venice Film Festival, which is going to be released for the International Dance Day; producers are Igor Princic and Giuseppe Longo of Transmedia.
“Dancing is a natural impulse and dancers honor nature in their own personal way: they let cosmic energy flow in their bodies and get in touch with the Universe” declared during past dance days, Professor Alkis Raftis – President of the International Dance Council, Cid UNESCO.
This day was celebrated for the first time in 1982, and the International Dance Committee of the International Theater Institution (Iti – UNESCO) established it. On this day, Jean-Georges Noverre (1727-1810) was born, he was the greatest choreographer of his time and he is the forerunner of modern ballet.
Millions of dancers throughout the world celebrate this day with gestures and expression to exalt their art. Open classes, public rehearsals, conferences, exhibitions, radiophonic and television programs and parades in many Italian cities are organized by dancing companies, schools and associations.
“While dancing, feelings get in motion, the most secret ones, those inside our souls, that no one will ever know,” declared Claudia D’Aniello, artistic director and teacher at Lyceum Danza La Sesta Arte in Grosseto – she was recently nominated Member of the International Dance Council of the UNESCO.
The main aim of the International Dance Day is to draw the attention of the public to art and dance, focusing particularly on the audience that does not attend dance events throughout the year, in order to make them approach an “unknown” world, which is able to give unique emotions.
Translation provided by Mary Ann D’Costa