‘Society for the performing Arts in Nigeria’ SPAN presents Spanfest, an 8day performing arts festival which will hold from November 8 – 15, 2013 at Oceanview, Eko Hotel & Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos. ‘SPANFest is designed to be an 8day festival presenting workshops, and events which will showcase performances and presentations in various forms of performing arts including Dance, Music, Spoken word, fashion Theatre and Comedy.
This debut of what plans to be a bi-annual event is tagged ‘A Journey of Wonders’, as the organising team plans to give attendees a memorable experience by bringing together International and local artistes to make ground-breaking presentations at well-crafted events.
According to the festival Curator and Chairperson of SPAN, Sarah Boulos “. It’s been 9 years since SPAN was launched, and though we’ve put together countless events, this is going to be the grandest. We will be taking guests on a journey of wonders and giving them historical and memorable moments.”
SPAN festival makes a grand opening on Friday, November 8, with ‘Battery Dance Company’, a prestigious international dance group coming in from New York; they kick-off the festival with a captivating show.
During the Festival week, there will be music and dance workshops during the day, headed by facilitators coming in from New York, while each evening will deliver world class entertainment through Theater productions, Dance presentations, Music events, and comedy including a Jazz Night, Taruwa evening, and Wishes & Horses, a theater production. On Friday, November 15, 2013, the festival will come to a grand close with The SPAN AWARDS, a glamorous night of fine wine, elegant dining and exquisite entertainment, honoring individuals and Organisations that have made an impact in the arts.
‘Society for the Performing Arts in Nigeria’ SPAN, is an NGO set up in February 2005 with the aim of creating a world-class standard for performing arts education and expression in Nigeria. Span offers exceptional opportunities in dance, music, theatre and visual arts to talented Nigerian youth, by inspiring, training, and empowering them, so that their creativity is unleashed.