The International Festival of Contemporary Dance, a subsidiary of Mona Dance School, is set to premiere One Language and Dance of the River.
The event will take place between October 21 and 22 at the Balmoral Convention Centre, Federal Palace Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos.
The organisers say, “Regardless of race, gender, religion and mans’ conflict with man, God has created us the same and we speak one language more than we think or know. One Language, directed by Segun Adefila, is a musical uniting all continents and peoples of the world. Dance of the Rivers, directed by Dan Kpodoh, is a total theatre of dance, music and drama. This production connects you with the culture of our birth. If you have forgotten, you will remember; if you remember, you will be proud of being a Nigerian. Join us as we embark on a journey with Sokari as he tries to find his way back home by following the River Niger to meet his people. Learn the culture, history, dance, crafts, problems, riches and life that flow through the river in his blood and ours as well.”
The International Festival of Contemporary Dance is a platform set up to sustain the performing arts by developing a hub where resources from performing arts students, youths, theatre practitioners, arts sponsors, investors and other creative enthusiasts are harmonised.
“IFCOD is committed to building an effective collaboration and partnerships with individuals, organisations, agencies and stakeholders in order to achieve shared goals,” it says.