NDDCI’s 30th Anniversary Celebrations Continue With “Threshold”
September 29, 2015 – Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago… As a continuation to its 30th anniversary celebrations, the Noble Douglas Dance Company Inc. (NDDCI) will present its 2015 dance season, Threshold. The weekend production opens on Saturday October 17 at Queen’s Hall featuring new and classic choreographic works by Noble Douglas, Allan Balfour, Penelope Kalloo, Arlene Frank, Delton Frank and Megan Navarro.
Trinidad and Tobago’s foremost modern contemporary dance company earned another accolade when it launched its 30th anniversary celebrations with its 2014 season, TEETH. This momentous milestone celebrates the contributions of the seminal dance company to the cultural landscape of Trinidad and Tobago and the Caribbean. Founded in 1985 with a vision to use the body for the expression of a Caribbean aesthetic in modern contemporary dance, the NDDCI has toured locally, regionally and internationally on stages in the United States, Southern Africa and the Caribbean.
In 2005, Douglas’ commitment to the development of the arts and culture received national recognition when she was bestowed with Trinidad and Tobago’s second highest award, the prestigious Hummingbird Medal – Gold. She was also the recipient of the Cacique Award for best choreography in the Trinidad Theatre Workshop’s 2005 production of Derek Walcott’s musical, STEEL and a Vanguard Cacique Award for her work with Lilliput Children’s Theatre. She has continued to revolutionise dance expression in the region as she fuses the principles of contemporary modern dance with the instinctive and familiar movements of her Caribbean landscape.
As a dancer, choreographer and teacher, Douglas has shone as an icon of the arts in Trinidad and Tobago and the Caribbean region. The co-founder of the country’s foremost children’s theatre company, Lilliput Children’s Theatre, and founder of the NDDCI, Douglas has stood strong with an unyielding commitment to her vision to use the performing arts as a medium to stimulate young people’s creative energy and to build character, self-confidence and self-esteem.
This celebration of dance marks the threshold of a new decade of dance for the NDDCI. Tickets cost $160.00 and are available at Crosby’s Music Centre, from members of the NDDCI and from October 13, 2015, at the Queen’s Hall box office. For more information, join the Threshold Facebook (FB) event page at http://x2t.com/THRESHOLD or connect with NDDCI on FB at www.facebook.com/nddci or on Twitter @NDLFA or send email to liza@estuaryPR.com.
WHO: Noble Douglas Dance Company Inc.
WHEN: Saturday October 17, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday October 18, 2015 at 5:30 p.m.
WHERE: Queen’s Hall, St. Ann’s, Port of Spain
TICKETS: Regular $160.00 (including programme)
Crosby’s Music Centre, St. James – (868) 622-SOCA(7622)
Members of the NDDCI
From Tuesday October 13, 2015 at Queen’s Hall box office – (868) 624-1284
Photo captions and credits:
All photos courtesy Maria Nunes.
The layered choreography of Noble Douglas and post-modernist, Reggie Wilson, marries folk, modern and post-modern genres in this 1998 collaborative work, Rum & Salvation. Here the piece is remounted during the NDDCI’s 2013 collaborative dance season, Vecinos…we are Neighbours.
Terry Springer shines in Allan Balfour’s iconic 1987 choreography, Red Clay, which was re-staged during the NDDCI’s 2013 collaborative season with leading Venezuelan dance company, Fundación Coreoarte.
A moment of intense energy from Allan Balfour’s three-part piece, Ties, which he began choreographing in 2011 and completed in 2012.
The company’s alumni and seasoned dancers perform this three-part retrospective piece, Older More, which was created by Dave Williams for NDDCI’s 2014 30th anniversary season, TEETH.
Kwasi Romero is intently poised in Arlene Frank’s choreography, Near To One’s Heart, during NDDCI’s 2014 30th anniversary season, TEETH.
NDDCI’s company members and apprentices perform Noble Douglas’ classic piece, Passage, during Lilliput Children’s Theatre’s 2015 40th anniversary production, BIG.
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