Society for the Performing Arts in Nigeria (SPAN) is about to carry one other session of dance fiesta, because it marks its fifteenth 12 months of existence and this time, the event is coinciding with Nigeria’s sixtieth anniversary.
SPAN is a Non-Governmental Organisation arrange in February 2005 with the purpose of making a world commonplace for performing arts schooling and expression in Nigeria. It has put 15 years of success in capability constructing in performing artwork employment and improvement.
Talking on the importance of this 12 months’s occasion, SPAN Founder/Chairperson, Mrs. Sarah Boulos stated, “We’re the way forward for a thriving business with younger Nigerian artists who’ve understood the very essence of their citizenship via creativity and civic accountability. This 12 months, our slogan is #committedtovalueyou below the season tagged SPAN – Dedicated and Valued.
“This season, we’re additionally celebrating SPAN at 15 and Nigeria at 60. With the launch of our name to motion to all of the nations to construct the cutting-edge performing centre within the Eko Atlantic Metropolis, we’re producing a masterpiece with 60 performers on our land there, to announce our dedication to contribute to our nation as performing thriving artists and change-makers.”
For 15 years since inception, SPAN has been providing distinctive alternatives in dance, music, theatre, and visible arts to the gifted Nigerian youth, by inspiring, coaching, and empowering them, in order that their creativity is unleashed.
Emphasising on SPAN’s dedication to the event of performing artwork in Nigeria, Boulos stated, “We imagine that each citizen issues; that as an arts neighborhood composed of greater than 3000 members and 100 associates, we can not surrender, that we should stand out and know our goal, our expertise and develop it with excellence. We will nonetheless shine and keep related to our neighborhood and society at massive.”
To have fun Nigeria at 60 and SPAN at 15, the organisation is staging a 7-minute masterpiece in music dance and drama to be launched on October 1, 2020, at SPAN’ Eko Atlantic Metropolis land the place SPAN firmly believes it will possibly construct collectively a cutting-edge performing artwork centre and an academy for Nigeria to reaffirm the excellence in younger presents and skills.
SPAN Chairperson who revealed that the occasion will probably be broadcasted worldwide on October 1, added, “I imagine it now, greater than ever, that all of us should individually contribute our private values to be a part of the change for Nigeria’s future that all of us significantly need. Our motion this 12 months ‘Dedicated to Worth You’ stands as the first focus of our 15-year-old journey and to lift funding to construct our performing artwork centre to be the house for our performing artists who need to empower their future in Nigeria’s leisure business.”
Lined up programmes for the forthcoming occasion embody 15 challenges designed to empower completely different classes of the populace; 15 broadcasted profitable tales of among the good artists who’ve honed their expertise at SPAN, have gone on to impression the communities round them, a digital performing artwork summit, launch of Filmmaker children and teenage membership, which opened just lately, the opening of six SPAN branches studio to supply music, dance, and drama schooling in Lagos Island, Ikoyi, Victoria Island, Surulere, Ikeja, Ikorodu and Dolphin Property.
Contemplating the brand new regular and deliberation consciousness on the bottom occasioned by the COVID-19 pandemic, SPAN intends to make the forthcoming occasion digital.
“We’re planning a particular cocktail with COVID-19 security measures in place in December and particular stay performances for an unique viewers on December 5, 2020, and a particular presentation of “Alice in Wonderland” with SPAN children for our households to take pleasure in stay and just about, she added.
For this celebration, SPAN is collaborating with Classical Music Academy of Nigeria with Kehinde Solomon Oretimehin aka “Omokabiesi” and his board ART NATION, Val’s the dance studio, magnificence and concern, and Med Spa Studio, FRANFUMI area, Agidigba Group centre, Ikorodu dance studio, Ikeja performing studio with CTC worldwide faculty and Apex Dance Firm.