Celebrate International Dance Day at the Grand Plié
23 April 2020
Dancers and dance lovers of all ages and abilities are invited to celebrate International Dance Day by taking part in Richmond’s online Grand Plié.
Date: Wednesday, April 29
Time: 12:15 to 12:45 p.m.
Simply log on to www.facebook.com/Richmondartscentre and join others for this free at-home class hosted by Richmond Arts Centre.
This year’s annual Grand Plié will be led by Katherine Somody, a long-time ballet instructor at the Richmond Arts Centre. Katherine will lead a mini Ballet Barre class for all to enjoy from the comfort of home. No need for ballet slippers—short socks will do with the back of a chair at waist-level a suitable substitute for a ballet barre.
Grand Plié participants are also invited to take part in the Grand Plié Selfie Challenge by sharing photos of their participation on the social media platform(s) of their choice and using the hashtag #RichmondConnects.
In 1982, the International Theatre Institute (ITI) Dance Committee founded International Dance Day that takes place every year on April 29 to celebrate the birthday of Jean-Georges Noverre (1717-1810), the creator of modern ballet. The Richmond Arts Centre began participating in this event six years ago with the creation of the Grand Plié that is scheduled on, or as close to, the official day as possible.
For more information on the Grand Plié or dance programs at the Richmond Arts Centre, visit www.richmond.ca/culture/centre/events or call 604-247-8325.