“Once there is a sound a movement is suggested and once there is a movement a rhythm is suggested”. – Prof. Ododo.

As the world looks forward to the reopening of the National Theatre, there is palpable excitement steeped in anticipation among creatives as well as the public and this came to the fore as the Guild of Nigerian Dance Practitioners Lagos State Chapter paid a courtesy call on Prof. Sunday E. Ododo, fsonta, fta, fsna, fana, FNAL, GM/CEO of the National Theatre Nigeria, today; he received the guild in the presence of Directors Mr Abe Biodun, fta, and Mr. Agbo Ita, Miss Bunmi Jimoh, the PRO and Mr. Steve Ogundele, fta, Chief of Staff.

Speaking on behalf of the four-member delegation which included: Chapter Chairperson, Ugo Obiayo Esq; National Vice President, Mr. Segun Adefila; Lagos Chapter General Secretary; Mr. Michael Okorie, and Dr. Oluwatoyin Olokodana from UNILAG, the Dance Guild Chairperson presented a few requests to the management of the National Theatre some of which were summarily granted by the GM/CEO. Prof.Ododo said he was happy that Mr Segun Adefila, who has collaborated with the National Theatre previously and is set to grace the stage of the National Theatre (Marquee) from 15 April- to 18 April as part of the delegation; the Crown Troupe of Africa led by Mr Adefila is presenting a play tiled “Dis_Loyal Judas”. The GM/CEO encapsulated the essence of music and dance when he opined “Once there is a sound a movement is suggested and once there is a movement a rhythm is suggested”.

Director Mr Abe, in his closing remarks, welcomed the Dancers Guild back home – the National Theatre – while looking forward to more productive collaborations between the two cultural organizations most especially the flagship National Theatre Festival of Unity (NATFU) which will be having its third edition December this year.

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