Friday, April 28, 2017

Panama National Ballet Celebrates Dance Day

Panama National Ballet Celebrates Dance Day. 

Each year, on April 29, International Dance Day has been celebrated since 1981 by UNESCO to commemorate the birth of Jean-Georges Noverre, innovator and student of the art of dance, master and creator of modern ballet.

In the framework of these celebrations, the National Institute of Culture – INAC and the National Ballet of Panama will carry out a series of presentations in different venues of the city, between Monday, April 17 and Thursday, May 4.

The activities will begin on Monday, April 17, with an exhibition of costumes and photographs of the National Ballet of Panama at the Juan Manuel Cedeño Gallery of INAC, located in Plaza de Francia. The exhibition will be open to the public from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. until Friday, April 28.

On Saturday, April 26 at 8 p.m. the dancers of the National Ballet will perform using the “Convento de la Concepción”, part of the Complex of Panama Viejo, as a stage. The audience will enjoy a special gala of dancing of the highest level.

Later, on Saturday, April 29, at 5 p.m., International Dance Day will be celebrated in the Plaza del Sol, located inside the Multiplaza Pacific Mall, with an exclusive presentation of the National Ballet.
On Sunday April 30, at 3 p.m. a “Flashmob” (surprise dance) will be held in the Central Plaza of the Metromall Shopping Center. To conclude the live performances of the National Ballet, on Thursday, May 4 there will be a performance at the Auditorium of the Panama Technological University – UTP at 8 p.m.

In addition to these activities, from Tuesday, 18 to Friday, April 21, a Dance Film Cycle will be organized by INAC and the Experimental University Film Group – GECU, with films every day at 7 p.m., projected at The GECU.

By The Visitor Panama

This and all activities organized by INAC are totally free. For more information call 501-4150 or visit

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