Celebration of the International Dance Day by the International Theatre Institute (ITI)

© Herman Sorgeloos
Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker

This year, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, author of the message for 2011 International Dance Day, will perform a solo from her repertoire. Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, a Belgian choreographer and dancer, is an icon of contemporary dance with more than 30 choreographies to her name, who made her mark in the 1980s (Fase, four movements on the music of Steve Reich in 1982 and Rosas danst Rosas in 1983) out of her determination to renew the link between dance and music. She established Rosas, the company, in 1983 and founded the Performing Arts Research and Training Studios (PARTS), a contemporary dance school, in 1995 in Brussels.
International Dance Day was established in 1982 on the initiative of the ITI’s International Dance Committee and is marked on 29 April, birthdate of Jean-Georges Noverre (1727-1810), creator of modern ballet. An international message, drafted by an eminent person of international repute in the world of dance, is disseminated worldwide each year.
Programme: reading of the Day’s message and solo performance by Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker; performance by Frontier Dance Land (Singapore), followed by Salva Sanchis and Kris Defoort (Belgium); and screening of an extract from Rosas danst Rosas, the film, by Thierry De Mey.
The event has been organized in conjunction with the Permanent Delegation of Belgium to UNESCO, the Flemish Delegation at the Embassy of Belgium to France and the National Arts Council of Singapore.

(by invitation, limited seating capacity)


Type of Event Show
Start 27.04.2011 18:00 local time
End 27.04.2011 19:30 local time
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Focal point ITI3
Organizer International Theatre Institute (ITI) / Institut International du Théâtre (ITI)
Contact 01 45 68 48 82 – iti5@iti-worldwide.org
Country France
City Paris
Venue UNESCO Headquarters - Siège de l'UNESCO
Street 125, avenue de Suffren
Room Room I
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