Trinidad’s Noble Douglas Dance Company Marks The Beginning Of A 4th Decade Of Dance
Trinidad and Tobago’s foremost modern contemporary dance company, the Noble Douglas Dance Company Inc. (NDDCI), will earn yet another accolade as it presents its 30th anniversary dance season, TEETH. The dance company will celebrate the momentous milestone with a presentation of primarily new works performed by a cast of apprentices, seasoned company members and alumni. The production opens on Saturday October 18, 2014 closing on Sunday October 19, 2014 at Queen’s Hall.
Over the years, NDDCI has also cultivated innovative and dynamic collaborative projects including Black Burlesque (revisited), an eight year alliance between NDDCI and two international dance companies – post-modernist, Reggie Wilson’s, New York-based Fist and Heel Performance Group and Zimbabwe’s a cappella group known for its gumboot and African dance choreography, Black Umfolosi. This project culminated with the 2003 New York premiere of Black Burlesque (revisited) followed by its 2 ½ month tour of seven states in the United States. The company followed this successful international tour with six performances in the Trinidad Theatre Workshop’s 2005 production of Derek Walcott’s musical, STEEL.
This celebration of dance will feature four new works by Douglas, Dave Williams, Arlene Frank and Kalloo while De Souza’s evocative piece, Manifestations, will be remounted. Tickets cost $150.00 TT and are available at Crosby’s Music Centre, from members of the NDDCI and from October 14, 2014, at the Queen’s Hall box office.