Synergism of Dance Theory and Practice: The Requisite for Dance Development in Nigeria


In the history of dance development, organise systems of accepted knowledge as applied in variety of circumstances were used in explaining different set of phenomena that informed the action, operation or behaviour of dance and vis-à-vis. This paper traces the long aged dichotomy between the theorists and pragmatic dance practitioners in Nigeria. The researcher observes that this un- healthy division among the dance artists in Nigeria is delaying the progress of the already margi- nalised section of the performative art. He submits that for virile development of dance to take place in Nigeria, the balance application of the theory and practice of dance art is necessary.

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Nwaru, C. (2014) Synergism of Dance Theory and Practice: The Requisite for Dance Development in Nigeria. Art and Design Review, 2, 85-90. doi: 10.4236/adr.2014.24011.

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