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Spotlight on the Edo Creative Hub: World Theatre Day Celebration in Edo State.



World Theatre Day

In the heart of Edo State lies a bastion of creativity and innovation: the Victor Uwaifo Creative Hub emerged as the epicenter of artistic celebration on March 27th, 2024, as it hosted an array of events commemorating World Theatre Day. Under the theme "Theatre: A Culture for Peace," The hub's versatile spaces provided a stage for a tapestry of performances, embodying its mission to nurture talents and promote cultural exchange. World Theatre Day 2024 was a testament to the hub's significance in the local arts scene. Collaborating with key stakeholders such as the Ministry of Arts, Culture, and Tourism, Edo State Council for Arts and Culture, and NANTAP - EDO.


Event Highlights:

1. Captivating Performances: The festivities commenced with a captivating array of performances capturing the essence of Edo's cultural heritage. ranging from ballet dances to traditional masquerade performances and soul-stirring renditions of the Edo anthem by special students from Ihogbe Secondary School, the stage was alive with the spirit of celebration.


2. Panel Discussions: Engaging panel discussions delved into the theme of peace and its relationship with theatre. thespians, artists, and policymakers explored how theatre can be a catalyst for social change, promoting dialogue and understanding in communities.


World Theatre Day


3. Student Showcases: One of the highlights of the event was the participation of local schools, whose students took to the stage to showcase their talents. From play to choreographed dances, the Benin Technical College emerged as the winner among participating schools, showcasing exceptional talent in drama and dance while promoting messages of peace and unity. Oredo Secondary School emerged first runner-up and Edokpolor Grammar School emerged as the second runner-up. They all received an award and cash prize for their outstanding performances. These budding talents, inspired by the hub's ethos of artistic excellence, delivered captivating performances.


World Theatre Day


In conclusion, World Theatre Day 2024 at the Victor Uwaifo Creative Hub was a resounding success, highlighting the hub's vital role in nurturing talents and promoting cultural exchange in Edo State. Through its, programming and state-of-the-art facilities, the hub continues to inspire and empower young talents, fostering a vibrant and inclusive arts community. As Edo State's premier destination for the arts, the Edo creative hub remains committed to preserving cultural heritage, promoting peace, and shaping a brighter future through the transformative power of theatre.

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