One of the major objectives of the International Theatre Institute - ITI which is an NGO in formal associate relationship with UNESCO is to promote international exchange of knowledge and practice in the domain of the performing arts. In 1982 the International Dance Committee - IDC of the ITI founded International Dance Day – IDD to be celebrated every year on the 29th April, the birth anniversary of Jean-Georges Noverre (1727-1810) acknowledged as the creator of modern ballet.
The main purpose of IDD is to celebrate Dance, to revel in the universality of this art form, to cross all political, cultural and ethnic barriers and bring people together with a common language known as Dance. One of the highlights of the celebrations every year is to circulate across the world a message from an outstanding choreographer or dancer. The personality is selected by the founding entity of the International Dance Day - the International Dance Committee of the ITI, which collaborates with World Dance Alliance, a Cooperating Member of the ITI. For the year 2012 which is the 30th International Dance Day the message author is the Flemish Moroccan choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui who says "Celebrate the never-ending choreography of life and that Dance is the most honest form of expression.”
No one has doubts the popularity of dance in India yesterday, India today and India tomorrow. Established in the year, 2004 Smt Jamuna Mishra Academy – JMA which has been making rapid strides in early childhood education derives its inspiration from the quote “Information is just bits of data while knowledge is putting them together and wisdom is transcending them.” Addressing the students and teachers of JMA Pilani, Principal Mrs Booma Natarajan explained the significance of the day by sharing the above details and pointed out that Dancing is much more about having the Right Moves and not about having the Right Shoes.
About JMA Pilani: Hometown to the Birla family, Pilani in the heart of Shekhawati region of Rajasthan is well known for various educational institutions, CSIR Laboratory CEERI as well as the upcoming BrahMos Missile Assembly Project unit. Smt Jamuna Mishra Academy - JMA Pilani is a Co-educational English Medium School with Experienced Teachers, Spacious Classrooms and Modern Amenities Designed to impart Quality Education combined with All Round Personality Development and lay the Best Foundation for the Child's Future.
For more details about JMA Pilani see http://www.jma-