What’s on for Australian Dance Week 2023

Ausdance ACT and QLD celebrate Australian Dance Week 2023 with a series of performances, workshops and trial classes for all ages.

Falling on 29 April each year, the UNESCO International Dance Day was created by the Dance Committee of the International Theatre Institute (ITI) to encourage participation and education in dance.

This year’s international spokesperson for International Dance Day is Chinese dancer and choreographer Yang Liping, renowned for her performance of The Spirit of Peacock (1986). A member of the Bai ethnic group from Dali, Yuan Province, Yang says: ‘Body language is humanity’s most instinctive form of communication.

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Celina Lei is an arts writer and editor at ArtsHub. She acquired her M.A in Art, Law and Business in New York with a B.A. in Art History and Philosophy from the University of Melbourne. She has previously worked across global art hubs in Beijing, Hong Kong and New York in both the commercial art sector and art criticism. Most recently she took part in drafting NAVA’s revised Code of Practice - Art Fairs. Celina is based in Naarm/Melbourne. Instagram: @lleizy_