International Dance Day 2018

International Dance Day
Sunday April 29, 2018

International Dance Day 2018 The Dance Centre Vancouver

12-12.30pm Mozaico Flamenco

A thrilling performance of passionate and virtuosic flamenco: the company has been a moving force in the world of Spanish dance for over 40 years, pushing the artistic envelope, and fusing dance, music and culture.
Vancouver Public Library Main Concourse, 350 West Georgia St

1-1.30pm Urban Youth Blast
Students from Windermere Secondary School hit the street for a dynamic hip hop routine created with OURO Collective.
Vancouver Art Gallery South Plaza, Robson St between Howe and Hornby

6-7pm Lesley Telford/Inverso
Spooky Action is inspired by Einstein's famous phrase referring to particles that are so closely linked, they share the same existence. A collaboration with poet/performer Barbara Adler, this intricate ensemble work weaves together contemporary dance, poetic storytelling and original composition to probe the mysterious ways we act on each other’s lives.
Scotiabank Dance Centre, 677 Davie St.

Free admission




In 2015 The Dance Centre commissioned Vancouver filmmaker Jason Karman to create a video celebrating the vibrant diversity of dance in our community, and its capacity to bring people together.
Dancers: Baldeep Dulay (bhangra), Tony Giroux (hip hop), Arash Khakpour (contemporary) and Veronica Stewart (flamenco).
Conceived and directed by Jason Karman; Director of photography – Tyler McGrath; Producers – Steve Menchions and Brad Harder; Music – Joe Marcel Berry. Special thanks to the University of British Columbia, the Cineworks Play It Forward program and Telus.


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.

Read the Canadian Dance Assembly's annual International Dance Day message, written this year by Vivine Scarlett of dance Immersion.