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INTERNATIONAL DANCE DAY

When someone is dancing, actually you not only recite the movement to the rhythm, but also harmonize the heart with what it wants to be presented in the dance.

International Dance Day was first set up in 1982 by the International Dance Institute CID -International Counseil de la Danse. The purpose of Dance Day events is to invite people around the world to participate in showing their diverse country dances. 

To commemorate International Dance Day every April 29th, the world communities hold various dance performances around the world. In Indonesia, the Indonesian Art Institute of Surakarta, Solo, Central Java celebrated International Dance Day by holding a nonstop event entitled “24 Hours of Dancing” as in previous years. This year’s theme is “Celebrating Body Migration (Merayakan Migrasi Tubuh)”.

Around 3.760 artists participate in 182 dance groups from various regions across Indonesia. Both school children and class masters celebrate this event. There are three groups from disable people who also performed in this annual event that was held at several points in Indonesian Institute of Art (ISI) Solo’s campus area.

The disabled dancers do not perform a full dance title, but rather move and explore with their bodies. 

In addition, the Indonesian Institute of Art Solo, State University of Semarang also commemorates the International Dance Day 2017 on Saturday April 29th 2017, in Sekaran Campus, Gunungpati, Semarang. The event involves 126 groups with 108 dances in total. The number of dancers reaches around 1,000 people.

This year’s theme “Promoting Diversity Nusantara Dance Inspires the World” (Kebhinekaan Tari Nusantara Menginspirasi Dunia)” features a various Nusantara dance performances and dances from other countries. Traditionally, this event also involves Indonesian record-keeper (Leprid). This event is held on April 29th 2017 in 2 venues, first one at Faculty of Language open stage and at the Art of Unnes and second at Culture Village State University of Semarang. That’s Miscellany today with topic International Dance Day”. 

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