Santiago-Chile April 21st 2011
Every business was as usual that morning in Santiago, the Chilean Capital, except for the 300 dancer multicolored troupe performing a dance parade mixed with people walking to their activities and daily duties.
Six of the principal university academies of dance each one identified by a distinctive color converged from different points of the civic center of the capital towards the court of the Plaza de la Constitucion (Constitution Square) facing La Moneda, the presidential palace of Chile.
It was the start off for the celebrations of the International Day of Dance 2011 organized by the CNCA-Area de Danza (Department of Dance of the National Council of the Culture and the Arts of the Government of Chile.)
At 11 a.m. they all met in the square and they carried out a hyper choreography directed by the choreographer José Luis Vidal producing surprise and astonishment of the passers-by and of public who stopped to watch wonderingly and in admiration the magnificent deployment of energy, beauty and enthusiasm projected by the young dancers.
The Day Of Dance. What is it about?
(From the Wikipedia:
The holiday was introduced in 1982 by the International Dance Committee of the UNESCO International Theatre Institute. The date was suggested by Pyotr Gusev to commemorate the birthday of Jean-Georges Noverre.
Among the goals of the Dance Day are to increase the awareness of the importance of dance among the general public, as well as to persuade governments all over the world to provide a proper place for dance in all systems of education, from primary to higher.")
You may read more on the concept in the Wikipedia link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internation