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SPAN elevates Cultural Heritage with 10th Anniversary

As part of its contribution to the development of arts and culture, the Society for the Performing Arts in Nigeria (SPAN) recently showcased the rich legacy depicted in songs, music and dance amidst spectacular performances. The anniversary which took place at Eko Hotel and suites in Lagos, marked a decade of Performance Perfection weaved into strong traditions, beliefs, value system and lifestyles.
[ad id=”187″]In attendance were notable personalities ranging from captains of industries to top celebrities, business icons, members of the diplomatic community, and art enthusiasts like Pastor Wale Adeferasin, Pastor Olufunmi Olajoyegbe, Dr. Yemi Johnson (SAN), Mrs. Muna Iyanam, Mr. Adithya Chellarams, Mr. Patrick Koshoni, and Mrs. Evita Moussalli among others. The celebrations started with a beautiful dance story from the humble beginnings in a small garage to ten years of outstanding performance and impact which has resulted in development and changed the life of over hundred artists.
SPAN has transformed and deepened the act of creativity with the performing arts playing a significant role in the economy and serves as catalyst for stimulating learnings, discoveries and achievements in society which in turn has assisted students develop their performing arts gifts to realize their dreams.
According to the founder of SPAN, Mrs. Sarah Boulos, “The last decade has been such an exciting and thrilling journey, and I am very proud to see that SPAN has inspired the creation of healthy communities throughout Lagos and has changed lives. Now SPAN members and affiliate are starting their own vibrant performing art studios and businesses, with access to employments in major performing arts productions and events.”
Boulos, added that in the next 10 years, SPAN plans to deliver a vibrant and sustainable community center, a state of the art performing center with training academy of excellence and a theater right in the heart of the new Eko Atlantic City which will bring the nation to forefront of the entertainment industry in West Africa.
span aThe Zip Zap Circus crew from South Africa lived up to international standard as they thrilled guests with captivating and mind blowing stunts on the ropes in a typical showdance style. There was also a special performance by students of the Lebanon University in an all-white choreographic dance with so much energy on display.
Furthermore, the Society for the Performing Arts in Nigeria (SPAN) used the occasion to reward their long standing trustees for many years of support alongside individuals and organizations who provide generous funding to solve problems of academic, administrative, professional and personal needs through the development and empowerment sessions.
SPAN is a registered non-governmental organization founded in 2004 with the Helen O’Grady franchise in schools. It offers different classes of training which ranges from Music to Ballet, Tap, Hip Hop, Jazz, Creative Combo, Drama, Contemporary African, fitness, Naija Craze, Salsa and Latin Ballroom dance for beginners, intermediate and professionals.

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