In trending naijagist, award winning Nigerian dancer, chorographer, dance instructor and fitness coach, Kafayat Oluwatoyin Shafau popularly known by her stage name, Kaffy has partnered with Landmark Events Center and Q21 Solutions to unveil the 2nd edition of her International Dance Workshop and Conference (TDWC2019).
The conference is scheduled to hold between June 3 and 5, 2019 at the Landmark Event Centre, Oniru, Lagos State.
In a chat with Vanguard Showtime, the dancer revealed what she intends to achieve during the three days event.
Here is what she has to say-
“There is no panel discussion talking about the dance industry relating to the entertainment industry, but the entertainment industry is riding on the back of the dancing industry. If not for our dances, our music won’t even reach America. Our movement is wide enough to create some attraction, dance has propelled people”.
“We can use dance to reform, to empower, to heal. If dance has these powerful forces of nature why are we still under the food chain? Why are we still seen as second class citizens in an industry that sits and rise on us to push itself. That’s why we need to have a conversation. We are trying to change the narrative, to give dancers a structure, to teach them how to behave and how to sustain wealth for the rest of their lives. I’m doing this conference to create a platform to have this conversation with the industry that we are in service to.”
She went ahead and said that she wants to use dance to let a lot of people know that there is no miracle to success. It is hard work or hard out of the game. “This conference is set up to educate, for business, to inform, to motivate, inspire and to correct a lot of bad orientation that our young people have, especially about the creative industry”.
It is worthy to note that Kaffy is also the founder and owner of Imagneto Dance Company.
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