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For The Love of Dance

When you consider the dance scene, several things come to mind, professional dancers see dance from different angles, but one question stands out amongst all, ”is it worth it?”
While most non-dancers will tell you out-rightly it is not worth it, seasoned dance professionals will say otherwise, with stern evidence and proof that being a dancer is worth it, every step of the way
For the love of dance is a dance documentary that explores answers to this question and several others, using the experiences of seasoned and active dance professionals, how the public perceives dance, and how they have addressed key issues that have affected the growth of their industry.
“for the love of dance,” tells the story of the dance world at large, with the Nigerian dance scene as a case study, it explores ideas for a better industry.

  • Seun Adeleye
  • Seun Adeleye
  • Wale Johnson
  • Dr. Kafayat Ameh (kaffy)
    Key Cast
  • Sarah Boulos (SPAN)
    Key Cast
  • Buddy Agedah
    Key Cast
  • Adedayo Liadi (Ijodee)
    Key Cast
  • Segun Adefila (crown troup of Nigeria)
    Key Cast
  • Sir Peter Badejo
    Key Cast
  • Qudus Onikeku (Qdance centre)
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Feature
  • Runtime:
    59 minutes 21 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    July 25, 2020
  • Production Budget:
    12,119 USD
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  • Shooting Format:
    Digital 4k
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  • Student Project:
  • Lagos
    August 20, 2020
Director Biography - Seun Adeleye

Seun Adeleye is a content creator and film maker with a particular interest in stories that are yet untold. His journey into the creative arts began in theatre, writing, acting and directing a few stage plays. He has worked with Nollywood actors like OC Ukeje, Kemi-Lala Akindoju, Nse Ikpe-Etim and Wale Ojo to mention a few. He runs a video and film production company that helps businesses tell their stories for effective communication. In 2018 he directed 2 short films that won the heart of many viewers. Seun’s passion about the development and transformation of the African mind led him into projects and documentaries of impact.

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Director Statement

Examining the subject of dance through the memory and eyes of the key players in the last 20 years was quite some work. It was very difficult to get archive materials as there was hardly any proper video documentation of projects, so we adopted a commentary style to the project. It was an eye-opener as people spoke freely with no holds barred. I thoroughly enjoyed every conversation.