as did the National Ballet of CanadaHere are some depictions of dancing from around the world for #InternationalDanceDay! pic.twitter.com/uR2LedmPgy— British Museum (@britishmuseum) April 29, 2017
and many other dance companies, ballet schools, educational institutions, dancers and others though, apparently, not Ore Oduba:Celebrate dance today for the #InternationalDanceDay. Here is performance of our honorary graduate @iamsrk pic.twitter.com/cBCFTuXIzC— Edinburgh University (@EdinburghUni) April 29, 2017
But what exactly was International Dance Day?Can't believe I missed #InternationalDanceDay 😳 grateful EVERY day for having dance in my life. Keep dancing guys ;) https://t.co/XVzieTYOmo pic.twitter.com/F13VB5jVIx— Ore Oduba (@OreOduba) April 30, 2017
Well according to its official website "International Dance Day was created by the Dance Committee of the International Theatre Institute ITI, the main partner for the performing arts of UNESCO." The day falls on the 29 April as it was the birthday of Jean-Georges Noverre (1727 - 1810).
So how was it celebrated?
Apparently, there was a mega shindig in Shanghai with a conference, workshops and a whole load of performances.
There were also satellite events in the Azores, Buenos Aires and Leipzig.
According to the Celebrating the International Dance Day page of the ITI website, anybody and everybody can organize an event but it does not appear that anybody outside Shanghai, Argentina, Germany and the Azores has actually done very much about it.
I think Ore Oduba can be forgiven for missing International Dace Day ..... don't you?