'aragbelaiye' dance performance

"Aragbelaiye" serves as a commentary on African existentialism. 

date Sep 16 - 17, 2017

date Theatre Republic

After successful performances on the 9th and 10th, "Aragbelaiye" will continue its run at Lagos' Theatre Republic on September 16 and 17 at 3PM and 6 PM. 

"Aragbelaiye" is a dance piece directed and choreographed by Gbolahan Sanu. Its tongue-twisting title roughly translates as "You trade your very essence to survive." The dance looks at (wo)man's race to better himself with the tools he is born with or discovers along life's way. It also serves as a commentary on African existentialism and the meaning of the "rat race."

Check out a preview of the dance below: