Luca Patuelli (Lazylegz)

International Dance Day Celebration

Screening | Visionnement

Saskatoon SK
April 29 avril 2016

Presented by | Diffusé par: Dance Saskatchewan
A National Dance Week Event | Événement de la semaine nationale de la danse
DSI Centre
205 A Pacific Avenue

The Canadian Dance Assembly is pleased to announce that Luca “Lazylegz” Patuelli will join  as the National Youth Ambassador for Dance. In this role, he will demonstrate to young Canadians how dance can improve one’s physical health, emotional well-being, intellectual development, cultural expression, creativity and mental health. If you didn’t catch Luca’s message last year you can read it HERE.   The new video will be released prior to International Dance Day and will be shown at DSI as part of this event.

Choreographer’s Message – April 29, 2016
Initiated in 1982 by the International Dance Committee of the UNESCO International Theatre Institute, International Dance Day falls on April 29 of every year, commemorating the birthday of Jean-Georges Noverre, a distinguished choreographer that brought about significant reforms in ballet production. Since 2005, the Canadian Dance Assembly has issued a Canadian message in conjunction with the UNESCO message. This year, CDA invited East Coast artist Susanne Chui of Mocean Dance to share her inspirational message to all Canadians.

“We are always in motion; our blood flows, our lungs expand and contract and our hearts beat like a drum keeping time. All around us the world is in motion; leaves flutter, waves roll and crash, cars zip by. Inside of this wonderful life-song our minds and spirits swirl, connecting us to our inner and outer worlds and to each other. Dance is inside and all around us; all we have to do is open to it.  Remember the first time you felt the urge to dance. Perhaps it was a moment of pure joy or a moment of sorrow; maybe you were alone or with others, in your living room, in a dance class, in an open field; perhaps there was music playing or perhaps it was quiet. Something inside of you could not be contained. You were moved and it moved you. Dancing from this place is expansive, it’s electric. You can see it in children moving freely; you can see it in someone letting loose on a dance club floor; and you can see it in a brilliant performance on stage.

It is from this pure place of dance that I call upon us to awaken this International Dance Day (and every day!), and to share it with the world.

Happy International Dance Day from the East Coast! ” ~ Susanne Chui

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