International Dance Day: El Sodre celebrates with great collective choreography and online classes

This Thursday, April 29, Auditorio Nacional del Sodre, Uruguay celebrates International Dance Day, with online activities.


The objective of this year is for the local community to take part of the celebration. For everyone to come together and dance together to celebrate the emotion that dancing produces. This is the way, Sodre will commemorating this universal day that celebrates the art of dance. They want to encourage participation and draw the public’s attention to the relevance of culture and -especially- dance.


On Thursday 29, they will offer online classes through the Sodre Facebook  page by teachers of the National School of Artistic Training of Auditorio Nacional del Sodre.

The challenge is to continue bringing culture, being close to the community and keep working, regardless of the circumstances.


Cultural Programming:

Online training class with dancers from the Sodre National Ballet

The Sodre National Ballet invites advanced students and professional ballet dancers in Uruguay to participate in a daily online training class, given by its director, María Riccetto. The class will be on Thursday, April 29 from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on the Zoom platform.

➡ Activity with prior registration. Limited places.

➡ Registration period: until April 27.


Evening online classes

During the afternoon of Thursday 29, teachers from the National School of Artistic Training will offer open classes through the Sodre Facebook.


Classic dance
Time: 5:00 p.m.
Teacher: Federico Godoy
Intermediate level Ballet Barre exercises.
Aimed at: ballet students and / or dancers


Time: 5:45 p.m.
Teacher: Federico Olivera
It will be about one of the main folk dances of our country such as the Cat
Aimed at: all audiences, especially families.


Contemporary dance
Time: 6.30pm
Teacher: Andrea Lamana
We will explore two possible phases of a conventional class (corporal activation and choreographic score), adapted to a compressed format of 30 minutes.
Dance experience is suggested.


Time: 7.15pm
Teacher: Nazareno Listur
Basic tango structure theme and variations in it.
Directed to: all public.


About Dance Day
Proclaimed by Unesco in 1982 on the initiative of the International Dance Committee, the date chosen corresponds to the birth of the dancer and teacher Jean-Georges Noverre, considered the creator of modern ballet. As the German ballet dancer Friedmann Vogel, who was commissioned with the Message of the International Dance Day 2021, expresses, “everything begins with movement, an instinct that we all have with which we seek to communicate. Just as a perfect technique is fundamental and impressive, ultimately what the dancer expresses with movement is the essence. ”


For more information, visit Auditorio Nacional del Sodre website HERE