Estonian Dance Festival

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The Estonian Dance Festival is a national dance and gymnastics celebration currently held every five years at the Kalevi Keskstaadion in Tallinn, Estonia.[1] The festival is maintained and developed by the Estonian Song and Dance Celebration Foundation. The Dance Festival is usually held on the same weekend as the Estonian Song Festival.

History[edit]

The first Estonian Games, Dance and Gymnastics festival was held in 1934 and was the precursor of the present dance celebration.[2]

In November 2003, UNESCO declared Estonia’s Song and Dance Celebration tradition a masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity.[3]

Estonian Dance Festival[4]
Celebration Time Performances Participants
I Celebration June 15–17, 1934 2[5] 1500
II Celebration June 16–18, 1939 1 1800
III Celebration June 27, 1947 1 840
IV Celebration July 21, 1950 1 1500
V Celebration June 20–21, 1955 2 3040
VI Celebration June 19–20, 1960 2 3830
VII Celebration July 20–21, 1963 3 3824
VIII Celebration July 18–20, 1965 3 5049
IX Celebration July 18–19, 1970 3 9997
X Celebration June 30 - July 1, 1973 3 5893
XI Celebration July 18–20, 1975 5 6033
XII Celebration July 3–5, 1981 5 7006
XIII Celebration July 19–21, 1985 4 8273
XIV Celebration June 28 - July 1, 1990 4 8874
XV Celebration July 1–3, 1994 3 7599
XVI Celebration July 2–4, 1999 3 7973
XVII Celebration July 2–4, 2004 2 7781
XVIII Celebration July 3–5, 2009 3 7460
XIX Celebration July 4–6, 2014 3 10 082[6]
XX Celebration July 5–7, 2019 To be held

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Eesti Laulu- ja Tantsupeo SA - XII noorte laulu- ja tantsupidu 2017". Retrieved 21 May 2019.
  2. ^ "Eesti Laulu- ja Tantsupeo SA - XII noorte laulu- ja tantsupidu 2017". Retrieved 21 May 2019.
  3. ^ "UNESCO - Baltic song and dance celebrations". ich.unesco.org. Retrieved 21 May 2019.
  4. ^ "Üldtantsupeod 1934-2014 - Eesti Laulu- ja Tantsupeo SA". Retrieved 21 May 2019.
  5. ^ 75 aastat Eesti tantsupidusid. Tallinn: Varrak, 2009, lk 19–21.
  6. ^ Uudiskirjad Archived 2015-11-22 at the Wayback Machine. Eesti Laulu- ja Tantsupeo SA.