News: March 2018

2018 International Dance Day message

International Dance Day is celebrated on the 29 April every year. Find out more about the day on the International Theatre Institutes's website.

This year the International Theatre Institute has selected five message authors to write a message—one from each of the five UNESCO Regions: Africa, the Americas, Arab Countries, Asia Pacific and Europe. 


International Dance Day 2018 Message by Salia SANOU, Burkina Faso

Arab countries

International Dance Day 2018 Message by Georgette GEBARA, Lebanon

Asia Pacific

International Dance Day 2018 Message by Willy TSAO, Hong Kong, China


International Dance Day 2018 Message by Ohad NAHARIN, Israel

The Americas

International Dance Day 2018 Message by Marianela BOAN, Cuba

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Ausdance National Council President’s update – March 2018

It’s been a very busy start to 2018 with quite a number of changes happening at Ausdance National!

Firstly, we ended our 40th year with a fabulous acknowledgment of the important work that Ausdance National undertakes, through critical funding support from the Australia Council for the Arts to assist in supporting the advancement of dance sector priorities. We are very grateful for the opportunity to appoint a new Executive Director to lead a refocused Ausdance National as a future enabler for the sector. We are currently in the final stages of the recruitment process, which has drawn strong applicants from across Australia and Internationally. The Board looks forward to completing this process very soon and actively supporting the incumbent in transitioning into the role.

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