AXWORTHY LECTURE (SOYINKA)

CROSS SECTION OF MEMBERS

PLAYWRIGHT MEETING

AXWORTHY LECTURE

Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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    LAGOS BLACK HERITAGE FESTIVAL 2014 PRESENTS - "GBEKUDE"

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    LAGOS BLACK HERITAGE FESTIVAL 2014 PRESENTS - "LANKE OMU [THE PALMWINE DRINKARD]"

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    LAGOS BLACK HERITAGE FESTIVAL 2014 PRESENTS - "MAMMY WATER WEDDING [A PLAY BY BODE SOWANDE]"

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    LAGOS BLACK HERITAGE FESTIVAL 2014 PRESENTS - "OBA KOSO"

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    LAGOS BLACK HERITAGE FESTIVAL 2014 PRESENTS - "OLODUMARE"

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Most masterpieces are also simple enough for everyone to relate to. The Preview of Saro: The Musical conceived and produced by Bolanle Austen-Peters penultimate Tuesday makes this assertion even more telling. In fact, in most cases, it is the elevation of that simplicity to a higher level of art that gives such pieces a classic tinge

Stage has an interactive feel all its own. Actors on stage often engage the audience in an exchange that makes every performance unique no matter how many times the actors mount the stage. It is the reason drama enthusiasts are drawn to stage. But when a stage drama also adopts music as well as dance, the resulting energy, particularly if connoisseurs are involved, is out of this world.

It was the same otherworldliness the select audience of corporate Nigeria, government functionaries, media, culture enthusiasts and celebrities experienced when they witnessed the sneak preview of Saro: The Musical in Lagos. Everyone who got the opportunity to speak afterwards was united in one voice, “we can’t wait to see all the other scenes!”. And to think that they got to see only four scenes out of the 14!

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The Celebration of UI THEATRE ARTS DEPARTMENT @ 50 began yesterday at the Dominican Community Campus, Samonda Ibadan.
 
The three-day conference on the theme THEATRE IN THE AFRICAN ACADEMY,  rolled off yesterday, August 29, with a formal opening ceremony, chaired by the playwright, teacher, Prof Femi Osofisan. The Dean of Arts, UI, Prof. Remi Raji had flagged off the ceremonial opening with welcome address shortly before the Oyo State Government’s delegation led by the First Lady, accompanied by  wives of the Deputy Governor, Secretary to the State Government, as well as of two commissioners joined up.

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In 1973 a group of people from several countries gathered within the Palais de l'UNESCO in Paris to found the International Dance Council. A world-wide organization for the art of Music existed since many years, as well as another one for Theater, so it was natural to think that Dance should have its own highest body.

The founding fathers and mothers were active in ballet and modern dance, so subsequent members continued to be distinguished dancers, choreographers and dance teachers from these areas, mainly Europeans. Famous German choreographer Kurt Jooss was elected as President.

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Play: Saro of music, dance and drama - National Mirror

Play: Saro of music, dance and drama - National Mirror
Most masterpieces are also simple enough for everyone to relate to. The Preview of Saro: The Musical conceived and produced...

Celebration of UI THEATRE ARTS DEPARTMENT @ 50

Celebration of UI THEATRE ARTS DEPARTMENT @ 50
The Celebration of UI THEATRE ARTS DEPARTMENT @ 50 began yesterday at the Dominican Community Campus, Samonda Ibadan.

The official message for Dance Day

The official message for Dance Day
In 1973 a group of people from several countries gathered within the Palais de l'UNESCO in Paris to found the International...
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