The International Dance Day is globally celebrated on 29th April of every year by the International Theatre Institute (ITI), the foremost partner for the humanities of UNESCO to promote Art and Culture and to raise awareness among the overall public regarding the art of dance.
To mark International Dance Day annually, the International Theatre Institute invites its members in conjunction with dancers, choreographers, dance students and enthusiasts to hitch them during a Gala Celebration. But here in Nigeria, Makossa, Galala, Suo, Alanta, Yahooze, Azonto, Etighi, Skelewu, Shoki, Sekem, Shakiti Bobo, Legwork, Zanku, or Shaku Shaku today is the light of every dance in Africa.
There’s no feeling like getting on your feet and shaking a limb or two to some music because it’s International Dance Day. It is the right opportunity to shake off your moves.
Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, a dancer, choreographer, and message author for International Dance Day 2012 once said “People reflect each other constantly, but when they dance, perhaps what they reflect most is that moment of honesty.
We have some folks who can dance to save lives while on the other hand, some cannot move their body… We sabi dem
Did you know that you can build art administrator and management skills while studying abroad? You can build a career as a Choreographer, Community arts worker, Dance movement psychotherapist, Dancer, Personal trainer, Theatre director, and more.
Some dance degrees include a professional training placement year. Other options include completing internships or helping with community projects; teaching dance classes; volunteering at festivals; writing reviews and opinion pieces for dance blogs and websites and creating your workshops which may lead to a paid opportunity.
If you do not know how to dance, you may need to go to a dance class in your locality. The dance classes are designed to help you get relieved from stress, be more disciplined and be more empowered to understand body language.
What dance category do you fall in and which Nigerian step do you know how to dance well?
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