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International Day of Dance 2018

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Time Out says

On April 29 the world celebrates International Day of Dance. The UNESCO International Dance Committee set this day aside to commemorate the birth of Jean-Georges Noverre (April 29, 1727), who's considered the father of modern ballet. Locally, the APdC (Association of Dance Professionals in Catalonia) has organised various dance performances for Friday, April 27 in Plaça dels Àngels in front of the MACBA, starting at 6pm with a 'batucada', where drummers play dancers into the square. From then on, at 6.10pm it's improv dance by renowned dancers on the Catalan scene (Sol Picó, Pol Jiménez, Guillermina Coll, Xevi Dorca, Guillem Alonso, Iron Skulls, Sara Planas & Pol Prats, Cristina Manrique and Toni Mira); the reading of the Manifesto of the International Day of Dance (6.30pm), written by the Mal Pelo company, who won the Barcelona City prize in 2017; and 'Movent Emocions' (6.35pm), a show of collective choreography created by Toni Mira, where everyone there can participate, whether you think you know how to dance or not – an initiative of Tothom Balla (Everybody Dance), which made its debut as the closing act of the first edition of the festival Dansa. Decimoquinta Metropolitana last March.


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