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SPANFEST 2017 Hots Up

 
Society for Performing Arts of Nigeria (SPAN) is set for its third performing arts festival, (SPANFest) which will be a modern day experience of the great ‘FESTAC 77.’
The event scheduled to commence from November 18 to 23 and themed; “My Beat, My City” – IluuMi, Ilu Mii, is in celebration of the 50 year old vibrant existence of Lagos State.
At a parley recently held in Lagos, its founder, Mrs. Sarah Boulos informed the gathering that the 6-day event will hold at SPAN Agidigba Community Centre (workshops), The Muri Okunola Park, and The Eko Hotel & Suites, Victoria Island Lagos, Nigeria.
The festival will be presenting workshops, and events which will showcase performances and presentations in various forms of performing arts including Dance, Music, Spoken Word, Theatre and Dance Competitions.
She said: “As part of our plan to take the festival audience on a ‘journey of wonders’, SPAN will be bringing together artistes to make ground-breaking presentations. The festival will showcase Nigeria artistes mixed up in an alchemy that will inspire audiences, invigorate artists, stimulate the industry and forge productive relationships around the globe.”
The event line up is as follows:
·        18th – 23rd November 2017: Music, Theatre and Dance Workshop – There is an artiste in all of us
·        18th November 2017:  Opening/ Award Night: Featuring the critically acclaimed cabaret masterpiece - ‘Swing & Jazz’, a fashion show, orchestra performance amongst others. Awards will be given out to deserving people in the performing arts industry who have contributed immensely to its growth. 
·        19th November 2017:  The International Dance Organization Hiphop& Street Salsa Competition: An Intense Dance Battle where the winners in both categories take it all.
·        20th November 2017: The Man of Owu – The Tale of A Modern African Family and their travails as they struggle to keep their unity.
·        21st November 2017:  “Timeless Roots” - stage show of music, dance, art,& fashion  combined into a runway of moving human exhibits manifesting symbols from the Yoruba cultural heritage.
·        22nd November 2017: A benefit concert featuring top notch Nigerian Artistes organized by the SPAN Music Academy
·        23rd November 2017: Workshop Exhibition showcasing the performances of participants as learnt during the workshop. This will be followed by 'Pincode Show: -The movie' – A dance performance by 8 passionate dance legends taking the audience through an exciting journey of music, poetry, drama and spoken word.

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