Jean-Georges Noverre “father” of modern ballet, birthday April 29 : International Dance Day

International Dance Day, celebrated annually on April 29th, is a global tribute to the art of dance.

Origins and Purpose:

Established in 1982 by the Dance Committee of the International Theatre Institute (ITI), International Dance Day aims to honor the diversity and talent of dancers worldwide.

The chosen date, April 29, coincides with the birthday of Jean-Georges Noverre (1727–1810), often regarded as the “father” of modern ballet.

Question : Who is regarded as the “father” of modern ballet, and his birthday is celebrated as International Dance Day?

A) Jean-Georges Noverre 
B) Rudolf Nureyev
C) Mikhail Baryshnikov
D) George Balanchine

Ans : A) Jean-Georges Noverre 

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