|Tosin and Esther in a performance|
Hangout has added its voice to the rest of the ‘talking society’ through
dances, traditional poetry (ewi), spoken word, drumming and several other creative arts, to
showcase the realities of society today.
good, the worrisome and the efforts at trying to keep society thinking right.
has come a long way in establishing a positioning to enable young and growing
artists see a reflection of society in entertaining performances, irrespective of
what the troubles may be.
writer, actor, filmmaker, in his short dance performance ‘Weep not Mother’ draws attention to the
trouble of facing ‘suicide’ in Nigeria, where people once thought it was alien
to the society. But, hit by the sad reality, Albert advocates a choice for life
and the peace of dealing with whatever troubles by seeking help. His
performance encourages everyone to talk and not die in silence trying to go
through troubles alone.
|The ladies on drum|
Gbolabo Adebakin, aka Chief
Gibbs, and widely referred to as the Singing Chef, presents ‘Evermore’, an
adaptation from Beauty and the Beast, and told through the interpretation of
the performer. It is a blend of monologue, music and improvisation.
a flute rendition and pelumibaba (Pelumi Laws) performed Yoruba poetry/rap.
an exhibition of visual arts, as highlights of the show included a music
performance – a blend of contemporary jazz and traditional drums ensemble by
an invitation to self-exploration, interaction and oneness with nature was done
by Tantoloun Productions. While award presentations were made to Arts Writer,
Hope Orivri, and to Photographer Michael Ogar.
Esther Essen, Esther Umeonwujiobi, Bakare Ismail Abiodun and Oyebisi Tosin
Adisa Abiodun Timothy, David Akinsola Abbeyjazz
Olatunjoye, Ibukun Oladipupo, Peter Abayomi, Esther Essien and Oluwatosinoyee
Tantoloun Productions, a performing arts group with the full gamut of artists
who have vast experiences and specialized in various aspects of arts.