By Tony Nwanne
The Society for Performing Arts (SPAN) has collaborated with the Music Society of Nigeria (MUSON), to energise the dance segment of the festival. The event holds Friday, October 21.
Sarah Boulos, founder and Chairperson of SPAN, explained the vision of the collaboration.
“We did our first collaboration during Children’s Day and our second is with MUSON Festival and this is going to showcase a storyline that is created about our community centre in Lagos Island”.
Boulos also noted that, “MUSON is the only organisation that has noticed us and is giving us a chance. They are the first in performing arts to do this. I am hoping that when I eventually started my centre, there will be classical music. So, this is a long-term relationship because I believe people grow together in the industry when they collaborate. ‘Stars On Earth,’ another group of SPAN graduates, has also been given opportunity to perform at the festival and I am very excited about it.”
SPAN Centre, which is yet to be launched officially, according Boulos, has been operating in the past two years but it has many good stories to tell. The centre is called ‘Block 13’ because it is located on 13 Davies Street, Apongbon.
Boulos, who believes that community creation makes a journey unfold, said, “The centre is vibrant; everybody knows what we are doing in that neighbourhood. It is giving them more hope and giving us more confidence in our development.”