Society for the Performing Arts in Nigeria (SPAN) is set to hold another session of dance fiesta, as it marks its 15th year of existence and this time, the occasion is coinciding with Nigeriaís 60th anniversary.
SPAN is a Non-Governmental Organisation set up in February 2005 with the aim of creating a world standard for performing arts education and expression in Nigeria. It has put 15 years of success in capacity building in performing art employment and development.
Speaking on the significance of this yearís event, SPAN Founder/Chairperson, Mrs. Sarah Boulos said, ďWe are the future of a thriving industry with young Nigerian artists who have understood the very essence of their citizenship through creativity and civic responsibility. This year, our slogan is #committedtovalueyou under the season tagged SPAN Ė Committed and Valued.
ďThis season, we are also celebrating SPAN at 15 and Nigeria at 60. With the launch of our call to action to all the nations to build the state of the art performing centre in the Eko Atlantic City, we are producing a masterpiece with 60 performers on our land there, to announce our commitment to contribute to our nation as performing thriving artists and change-makers.Ē
For 15 years since inception, SPAN has been offering exceptional opportunities in dance, music, theatre, and visual arts to the talented Nigerian youth, by inspiring, training, and empowering them, so that their creativity is unleashed.
Emphasising on SPANís commitment to the development of performing art in Nigeria, Boulos said, ďWe believe that every citizen matters; that as an arts community composed of more than 3000 members and 100 affiliates, we cannot give up, that we must stand out and know our purpose, our talent and develop it with excellence. We can still shine and stay relevant to our community and society at large.Ē
To celebrate Nigeria at 60 and SPAN at 15, the organisation is staging a 7-minute masterpiece in music dance and drama to be released on October 1, 2020, at SPANí Eko Atlantic City land where SPAN firmly believes it can build together a state of the art performing art centre and an academy for Nigeria to reaffirm the excellence in young gifts and talents.