The Guild of Nigerian Dance Practitioners (GONDP), Lagos State chapter, will be hosting the Lagos Dance Industry Stakeholders Meeting, come Sunday 28 August 2022 at Corporate Dance World Studio, Eric Moore Road, Surulere, Lagos.
According to a press statement by its Chairperson, Ugo Obiayo, Esq., the meeting, which has the theme ‘Building Bridges’, is a clarion call to Lagos dance industry stakeholders to strive more towards making the dance profession lucrative and the industry an enabling environment for dancers to practice.
“Dance Practitioners attending the meeting, both young and old would cut across all genres of dance, to ensure balance in representation, as well as full contribution from every quarter, because the industry belongs to all.
“The Lagos Dance Industry Stakeholders Meeting was introduced by the Guild’s Lagos Chapter as a platform that would afford dance practitioners and allied colleagues the opportunity to hold regular conversations and propose guiding regulations over matters that relate to dance practice and welfare/ wellbeing of the practitioners.
“In a bid to contribute its quota toward an active, sustainable and progressive professional dance industry, GONDP Lagos is taking bold steps forward to ensure the continuation of the Lagos Dance Industry Stakeholders Meeting which began and was held on two respective occasions in 2019,” Obiayo said.
GONDP is the body for professional dance practice in Nigeria, and responsible for setting guiding standards for the practice of dance, and the welfare of dance practitioners in Nigeria. GONDP Lagos,
Chartered under the (Land Perpetual Succession) Act of 1960, Cap 68, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, the charter vests the Guild with autonomy over dance affairs; to propose, establish, sustain and institutionalise workable policies for the benefit of its members and dance as a professional practice. The Guild has different state chapters, of which GONDP Lagos, is its frontrunner and headquarter.
“The Lagos Dance Industry Stakeholders Meeting is open to partnership and sponsorship, as GONDP Lagos intends to make this a biannual gathering that would continue to pave way for dance profession and professionals,” Obiayo said.
The forthcoming gathering, GONDP Lagos is proudly supported by Corporate Dance World and Entertainment, Franfunmi Space, Boogie Bee Entertainment, Jedd Entertainment Selectives, Loudbase, Troopers Art Production, Footprints Art Ambassadors, Àánúálàdìré and Dachrismofa Art Troupe.