Choreography, the art or practice of designing sequences of movements of physical bodies in which motion, form, or both are specified, is fast gaining prominence in Nigeria.
Ijodee Dance Company, a performing outfit of Ijodee Dance Center, is the physical, and practical exhibitory branch of the company for over a decade now.
So far, the dance company has been dishing out non-stop, mind blowing, pulse racing, exhilarating and world class performance within and outside Nigeria.
Adedayo Liadi, a Choreographer, dancer, who is also Creator and owner of Ijodee Dance Company said, he has trained more than one thousand students both in and outside Nigeria.
Speaking as a guest on the programme ‘’Today on STV’’ Adedayo, the President of the dancers guild of Nigeria also said he formed Ijodi Dance Company in 1999 and he has been dancing for thirty years.
He stated further that, he began dancing as a profession from primary school, but started making good money from dance 27 years ago, until he got a scholarship, then got the opportunity to express himself in a better way.
Mr. Adedayo revealed that dance is not like drama, but sports; stressing that dance needs time and money to achieve many things professionally, especially in a situation that the right manager is available to train a dance enthusiast.
On the area of specialization, Adedayo said, he started with Ballet, which is a Research Based Dance, usually for the elites of the society, and was invited to the French Cultural Center, Ikoyi, sometime ago , for a performance.
Talking about dance in Nigeria, Adedayo confessed that, he likes what Kaffy is doing and he respects her so much, emphasizing also that Nigeria needs more of kaffy.
In terms of notable performances, Adedayo has to his credit performances like: GT Bank anniversary 2010, Moments with Mo’, Coca-cola Eva Water Launch, FCMB Heart of Africa, Dance Web Austria, Impulstanz Austria and more.
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