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France holds first International Dance Day celebration in Nigeria

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France holds first International Dance Day celebration in Nigeria
French International Dance Day

As part of the bid to strengthen bilateral relations between France and Nigeria, France will hold its International Dance Day celebration in Nigeria.

It will be the first time the event will be held in Nigeria.

Scheduled for Monday, the Press Attaché of the French Embassy in Nigeria, Ms Damilola Ayodeji, said the occasion would strengthen relations with actors and stakeholders within the cultural sector.

The International Dance Day will feature panel of discussion by Wale Aleb, a contemporary dance instructor, Ms Jemima Angulu, and Nduwhite Ndubisi, artist and curator.

There will also be screening of documentary titled, “Journey with Three Choreographers from Three Countries” on picture of contemporary dance in Africa and Dance for Change produced by Cécile Théry.

Also, a dance performance titled “Textures” will feature.

“The French Embassy in Nigeria and the Institute of Français du Nigéria are bringing the IDD celebration to Nigeria for the first time.

“IDD is celebrated every April 29 and this date coincides with the birth of Jean-Georges Noverre, the Frenchman generally recognised as the creator of modern ballet.

“IDD celebrates the universality and diversity of dance as an art form and as part of the first edition of the celebration in Nigeria.

“The Institute Français will be hosting an event in collaboration with Jemima Angulu, Director of Krump Dance Studios, who happens to be a beneficiary of this year’s Itinéraire Culture,” Ayodeji said in a statement she issued on the event.

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