Meadow Hall Education has put together an intriguing dance-musical that portrays a fusion of two dance worlds: Bata and Tap.
Batap is an extraordinary stage play with a lot of moral insights and constructive hints to learn from. The musical addresses rivalry issues in the two dance genres. It teaches salient lessons on love, understanding, peace, hope, patience and coexistence.
The musical was performed in two shows at the Agip Hall of the MUSON centre on Sunday 12th November 2017, at 4.30PM and 6.30PM respectively. The fascinating musical was open to Meadow Hall parents, day and boarding house students and members of the general public.
Due to its unique plot, the Batap required those skilled in music and dance; who were groomed by the Meadow Hall music academy – a team of vibrant teachers, music and dance instructors and mentors.
The show also featured music, poetry and dance performances by various Meadow Hall students to showcase their talents and the school’s commitment to identify and nurture creativity in children.
Britney Okonmah, a Meadow Hall student that participated in the Batap described the rehearsals and preparation as fun and hectic; as she had to memorize various lines and stage positions.
Speaking with Miss Ore Badmus, Co-Director of the Batap, she said, “It’s been an amazing journey so far. From script reading with the kids, to mastering of scenes; eyes have been opened to the importance of beauty in uniqueness and looking beyond differences to create magic”.
A Co-Producer of the show, Mr. John Ofoesuwa, said the storyline highlights the unrest and conflicts in various parts of Nigeria and the world at large in recent times. According to him, “the moral of the story is that there is room for co-existence and we all need to learn to tolerate one another”.
At Meadow Hall, we are committed to excellence and we are passionate about the holistic development of children. Our objective is to use education as a tool for societal development. Our shared vision is to raise excellent, Godly and well-rounded children who will attain their full potential and use their skills and knowledge to affect their nation positively; and also to use education as a tool for societal development.