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  danceGATHERING 2018 | 12 - 25 Feb. 2018

DANCEGATHERING 2018 PROFILE

  • Artistic director: Qudus Onikeku

  • Executive Producer: Hajarat Alli

  • Co-curators: Onye Ozuzu & Qudus Onikeku

  • Founded: 2017

  • Producer: QDance Center. Lagos (Founded in 2014)

  • Location: Lagos, Nigeria.

  • Dates (2018): February 12-25.

  • Team: Five permanent staffs (1 artistic directors, 1 executive producer, 2 gathering coordinators, 1 communications manager) Five Seasonal members: (2 curators, 2 technical directors - sound and light, 1 driver); 20 volunteers.

  • Venues (2018): Glover Memorial Hall (Indoor) and Broad Street (Final weekend - Open air).

  • Cities represented (2018): Lagos, Abuja, Enugu, Kaduna, Jos, Durban, Johannesburg, Oslo, Marseille, Accra, Paris, Amsterdam, London, Berlin, Chicago, Sao Paolo, Bamako, Haiti and Harare.

  • Professionals and Guests from: Brussels, Johannesburg, Marseille, Berlin, Los Angeles and London.

  • Audience figures (2018): 5,210 + an active global following via social media pages.

  • Funding (2018): Mostly funded by participant's personal funds + support from Creative Culture Support Foundation Lagos, Institut Francais - Nigeria & Paris, African Diaspora Contemporary Art Initiative and Columbia College Chicago. Venue support: Lagos State Government.

  • Key contact: Hajarat Alli, Executive producer, info@qdancecenter.com

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