Dia da Dança
(International Dance Day). In 1982, the International Dance Day was introduced by the International Dance Committee of the UNESCO-linked International Theater Institute. The date is chosen to commemorate the birthday of Jean-Georges Noverre (1727-1810), who is considered as the father of modern ballet.
It is said in the Great Preface of “The Book of Songs,”
an anthology of Chinese poems dating from the 10th to the 7th century BC:
“The emotions are stirred and take form in words.
If words are not enough, we speak in sighs.
If sighs are not enough, we sing them.
If singing is not enough, then unconsciously
our hands dance them and our feet tap them.”
Dance is a powerful expression.
It speaks to earth and heaven.
It speaks of our joy, our fear and our wishes.
Dance speaks of the intangible, yet reveals the state of mind of a person and
the temperaments and characters of a people.
Like many cultures in the world, the indigenous people in Taiwan dance in circle.
Their ancestors believed that evils would be kept out of the circle.
With hands linked, they share the warmth of each other and move in communal pulses.
Dance brings people together.
And dance happens at the vanishing point.
Movements disappear as they occur.
Dance exists only in that fleeting instant.
It is precious. It is a metaphor of life itself.
In this digital age, images of movements take millions of forms.
They are fascinating.
But, they can never replace dance because images do not breathe.
Dance is a celebration of life.
Come, turn off your television, switch off your computer, and come to dance.
Express yourself through that divine and dignified instrument, which is our body.
Come to dance and join people in the waves of pulses.
Seize that precious and fleeting moment.
Come to celebrate life with dance.
Foundation of Ipatinga (MG).
Before the arrival of the Europeans, the region was inhabited by Botocudo Indian tribes. Only in 1752, the first white settlers arrived in the region of Vale do Rio Doce (“Sweet River Valley’). They mainly grew cattle and crops. With the construction of railways, the wood exploitation was started. From 1944, steelwork plants started to function. In 1956, Usiminas was founded, with Japanese help. Since then, Ipatinga grew significantly to the number of 240 thousand in 2011. On 29 April 1964, Ipatinga became dismembered from Coronel Fabriciano.
|Ipatinga Minas Gerais Vídeo oficial
||Ipatinga – Minas Gerais a capital do vale do aço
||Ipatinga- Minas gerais
Death of singer and composer Gonzaguinha
|Gonzaguinha – Ensaio TV Cultura – (Mescladas as exibições de 1990 e 2012)
||Morre o cantor Gonzaguinha – Arquivo Jornal Nacional
|Gonzaguinha – Programa Mosaicos – Completo
||Gonzaguinha – Caminhos do Coração, Album Completo (LP/1982)
Birth of João Osório Duque Estrada, songwriter of Hino Nacional Brasileiro (Brazilian Hymn)
Birth of Brazilian painter Pedro Américo
|Pedro Américo – Algumas Obras
||Museu de Pedro Américo – Areia PB
|Casa Pedro Américo – Areia – PB – Brasil
||Pedro Américo´s House Museum
“O Cangaceiro”, directed by Lima Barreto, elected as best movie in Cannes
|O Cangaceiro (1953)
||O CANGACEIRO( VERSÃO DE 1997),PARTE 1
|O CANGACEIRO( VERSÃO DE 1997),PARTE 2
||O CANGACEIRO( VERSÃO DE 1997),PARTE 3
Departure of Brazilian frigate ‘Niterói’ to Bahia.
The frigate was sent to fight the Portuguese.
Military regime ‘aposenta’ (pensioned off) diplomat Arnaldo Vieira de Mello
Military regime ‘aposenta’ (pensioned off) professor Caio Prado Junior
By Adriano Antoine Robbesom © 2007, 2015