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    • A CORUÑA
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    • 22 & 23 November, 2019 - 20:30h
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  • Shanghai (China P.R)
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    • 18, 19 & 20 October, 2019

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    • Picture: Jesús Vallinas
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    • 22 and 23 November, 2019 - 20:30h

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INTERNATIONAL DANCE DAY 2018

THE CND WISHES YOU A HAPPY INTERNATIONAL DANCE DAY.

International Dance Day has been celebrated every 29 April ever since it was established in 1982 by the International Dance Committee and the International Theatre Institute (ITI). That day commemorates the hundredth birthday of Jean-Georges Noverre (1772), who, as dancer and maestro, is considered the creator of modern ballet.

Each year, the ITI commissions a leading figure from the world of dance to write a message to be read to the whole world. The aim of the celebration, and of the message, is to unite all forms of dance on this day, celebrating this art form as a whole and showing its universality.

The message of International Dance Day 2018 is diverse. To celebrate the 70th Anniversary of the ITI and to underline the cross-cultural and international aspect of this common language – Dance – the Executive Council and ITI’s International Dance Committee have selected not one but five authors to write a message – one from each of the five UNESCO Regions: Africa, the Americas, Arab Countries, Asia Pacific and Europe:

  • - Africa: Salia SANOU, Burkina Faso
  • - The Americas: Marianela BOAN, Cuba
  • - Arab Countries: Georgette GEBARA, Lebanon
  • - Asia Pacific: Willy TSAO, Hong Kong, China
  • - Europe: Ohad NAHARIN, Israel

International Dance Day 2018 - message from Europe, by Ohad Naharin, choreographer, artistic director of Batsheva Dance Company, creator of the GAGA movement.

Dancing is about being in the moment. It is hearing sensations and turning them into the fuel of all feelings, forms and content, yet never forgetting where we came from.

When asked what my work is about, I first answer that it is about itself; about how all of its elements meet to create its own narrative. The dance narrative is one of volume, delicacy and the use of explosive power. It combines the research of movement, organization and structure. We laugh at ourselves; dynamics, overstatement and understatement and the connection between pleasure and effort, and the sublimation of each dancer’s madness, passion, and fantasy into a clear form.

At its best, dance can be sublime – even if far from perfect. We need to resist conservative and conventional thinking, in which much of dance education and training is rooted, and let go of old ideas for newer and better ones.

And we should always remember to dance a little every day... ... but never in front of a mirror.

vídeo: Alba Muriel

INTERNATIONAL DANCE DAY 2019

CND WISH YOU A HAPPY #INTERNATIONALDANCEDAY

Message for International Dance Day 2019 29 April 2019.

English (original)  Karima MANSOUR, Egypt Dancer, Choreographer & Educator 

"At the beginning there was movement... and since the dawn of time, dance has been a strong means of expression and celebration. Found on the murals of Egyptian Pharaohs and inspiring dance makers to date. Dance was used to evoke the many gods and goddesses of dance with all what they represent in meaning and concepts like balance from which justice is connected, musicality, tone, individual and cosmic consciousness and more. 

I read once that: Dance in the times of the Pharaohs was thought to elevate the spirit of the dancer and of the audience of spectators or participants. Music and dance called upon the highest impulses of the human condition while also consoling people on the disappointments and losses in a life. Movement is a language spoken by us all. Movement is a universal language that belongs to everybody If only we open our senses and listen. Listening is what is required, listening without interference, listening without judgment, listening in silence and allowing the movement to pass through the body in the moment, because everything inside us and around us is in motion, constant motion. This is when the body doesn't lie because it is listening to its truth and manifesting it. By listening to our heartbeat, we can then dance the dance of life, which requires movement, agility and adaptability, a constant shifting choreography.   

In this day and age where connection & connectivity have taken on new meanings and where we are at our lowest point in our ability to connect... Dance remains to be the most sought-after action to help us re-establish that lost connection. Dance brings us back to our roots, in the cultural sense but also in the most immediate sensory, personal, individual, down to the core and heart way, whilst still enabling us to be social animals. For it is when we connect with ourselves when we listen to our inner rhythm, that we are really able to establish a connection with others and communicate. 

Dance is where culture is shared and borders fall into the space of inclusion and unity, through the unspoken language of universality. The body is an instrument of expression, a vessel for our voice, our thoughts, our feelings, our history, our being and existence, our yearning to express and connect that manifests through movement. Dance is a space that allows oneself to connect with their truth, for that, a quiet space is required. Dance allows us to connect and feel whole and it is only in that feeling that we find peace and with peace comes silence and it is through silence that we can hear, listen, speak and through stillness that we learn to dance our truths and this is when dance becomes pertinent. 

Movement and dance is where we can move from the vertical to the horizontal, from up to down and vice versa. Movement and dance is where chaos can be created and re-organized, or not. Where we are able to create our own realities and fleeting, ephemeral moments one after the other. Moments that can touch us and remain in our memories, to inspire and change us and others for life. That is the power of true expression and thus the power of dance Dance is a healer. Dance is where humanity can meet.

 I invite people to go beyond borders, beyond identity crisis, beyond nationalism and beyond frames. May we free ourselves of those limitations and find the movement and momentum in that universal language. I invite everybody to dance to their heartbeat, to their inner truth because it is from these internal movements, that lead to internal revolutions, where real change happens".

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Video: Alba Muriel

INTERNATIONAL DANCE DAY 2017

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¡¡FELIZ DÍA INTERNACIONAL DE LA DANZA A TODOS!!

El Día Internacional de la Danza se celebra el 29 de abril desde que fue establecido en 1982 por el Comité Internacional de la Danza del Instituto Internacional del Teatro (ITI). Esta fecha conmemora el nacimiento (en 1727) de Jean-Georges Noverre, bailarín y maestro considerado el creador del ballet moderno. Cada año el ITI encarga a una personalidad conocida del mundo de la danza la redacción de un mensaje que es leído en todo el mundo. El objetivo de esta celebración y de ese mensaje es el de unir todas las danzas en este día, para celebrar esta forma de arte y mostrar su universalidad. El Mensaje del Día Internacional de la Danza 2017 le fue encargado a la reconocida coreógrafa, bailarina y directora artística americana Trisha Brown antes de su fallecimiento (acaecido el pasado 18 de marzo), por lo que finalmente ha sido elaborado utilizando sus escritos, reflexiones y declaraciones y se publica además como homenaje a ella.

'Me convertí en bailarina por mi deseo de volar. Trascender la gravedad fue algo que siempre me emocionó. No hay un significado secreto en mis obras. Son un ejercicio espiritual que toma una forma física. La danza proyecta y amplía el lenguaje universal de la comunicación, dando lugar a la alegría y a la belleza, al avance del conocimiento humano. La danza es la posibilidad de crear..., una y otra vez...., en el pensamiento, en la acción, en la puesta en escena, en la interpretación. Nuestros cuerpos son una herramienta para la expresión y no un medio para la representación. Esta sensación libera nuestra creatividad, que es la esencia y el don de la capacidad artística. La vida de un artista no termina con la edad, como creen algunos críticos. La danza está hecha de personas, por personas e ideas. El espectador puede llevarse a casa el impulso creativo y aplicarlo a su vida diaria'.

Trisha Brown (1936-2017), bailarina, coreógrafa y directora artística.

Vídeo Alba Muriel

INTERNATIONAL DANCE DAY 2016

Compañía Nacional de Danza and Plena Inclusión Madrid invite you to dance together at the International Dance Day

• “In Dance for Social Inclusion”, is the motto for this action which takes place on Friday, April 29th from 11:00 am in the Nave 16 Matadero
• The activity is carried out within the project "More Culture = More Inclusion" financed by Repsol Foundation and it has the support of Matadero Madrid

Compañía Nacional de Danza and Plena Inclusión Madrid will celebrate the International Dance Day 2016 , on 29th April, with an activity in which National Dance Company invites to dance to all those who want it, under the slogan "In dance for social inclusion".

It is an activity driven by Plena Inclusión Madrid under its "More Culture = More Inclusion" program, financed by the Repsol Foundation and defending the access of people with intellectual or cultural development disabilities, as spectators, artists or industry professionals, the conviction that taking part in culture is one of the best ways to progress in social inclusion. For the development of this activity it also has the implication of Matadero Madrid.

Doors will open at 10:30 and the activity will start at 11:00 in Nave 16 Matadero with an open class to the public given by Jose Carlos Martinez, artistic director of the Compañía Nacional de Danza. Then a dance workshop in which, with the support of the CND dancers, is intended to involve all participants.

The 300 vacancies to take part in the activity have been quickly filled. Thank you everyone for the amazing response. Three hundred people with and without intellectual disability have already signed up and will dance for social inclusion in the celebration of the International Dance Day which will take place on 29th April, from 11:00 am in Nave 16 of Matadero.

El Mundo News, #cndinternationaldanceday   Telemadrid. Dance for everybody   Agencia EFE

INTERNATIONAL DANCE DAY 2015

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¡FELIZ DÍA INTERNACIONAL DE LA DANZA 2015!

29 de abril de 2015 - de 10h a 22h

Con motivo de la celebración del Día Internacional de la Danza la Compañía Nacional de Danza ha preparado una Maratón que empezará a las 10 de la mañana y terminará a las 10 de la noche.
Las puertas de nuestra sede en Paseo de la Chopera, 4, estarán abiertas para que todos aquellos que así lo deseen puedan entrar y salir libremente pudiendo elegir los ballets a los que quieren asistir.
Las actividades programadas son las siguientes:
- 10.15-11:45: Asistencia a la clase de preparación
- 12.00-13.00: Allegro Brillante/Balanchine
- 13.00-14.00: In the Middle, Somewhat Elevated/Forsythe
- 14.15-15.15: Suite No.2/Uwe Scholz (PREESTRENO)
- 15.15-16.15: Don Quijote/José Carlos Martínez (PREESTRENO)
- 17.30-19.00: Taller “Ven a Bailar con Nosotros Kids”: dirigido a niños entre 8 y 16 años. *
Taller de coreografía, impartido por JOSÉ CARLOS MARTÍNEZ, donde los niños participantes crearán una coreografía junto con los bailarines de la Compañía Nacional de Danza.
- 19.00-22.00: Proyección de cortos de videodanza a través de nuestras redes sociales
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