Upholding the Igbo Cultural Heritage through the Theatre


This paper starts with explaining the meaning of culture and cultural heritage. The researcher discusses the relevance’s of some of the material culture of the Igbo people, and how such materials could be preserved through the theatre. The development, presentation and preservation of Igbo art, Igbo symbol, Igbo mask, Igbo sound symbol, Igbo literature, Igbo festival and ceremonies through the theatre become necessary for advancement. A look at archival materials on Igbo art led to the submission that the Igbo and Nigeria artists can as a matter of fact draw inspiration from our rich arts and culture for better performances.

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Nwaru, C. (2015) Upholding the Igbo Cultural Heritage through the Theatre. Art and Design Review, 3, 18-24. doi: 10.4236/adr.2015.32004.

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