The Noble Douglas Dance Company Inc. (NDDCI) was founded in 1985 by Trinidad and Tobago's dance pioneer, Noble Douglas. With Douglas's commitment to maintaining a small and professional company of strong, disciplined and focused dancers, this soon propelled NDDCI into the fore as one of the premier contemporary modern dance companies in Trinidad and Tobago. Under her artistic direction, the company has toured locally, regionally and internationally on stages in the United States, Southern Africa and the Caribbean for the past twenty-three years. NDDCI continues to nurture and work with many luminaries in dance including internationally based performers, Jeffrey Carter (Europe) and David Byer (Norway), Christal De Souza (UK), Natalie Rogers and Nadine Mose.
One of the company's most innovative and dynamic projects, entitled Black Burlesque (revisited), took the form of an eight year collaboration 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 two and one half 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. Until this season, the company has taken a hiatus from the development of its own productions limiting its stage appearances to collaborative works with select companies such as the Marionettes Chorale.
Senior Company Members
Junior Company Members
Nerissa Mc Collin
1995 season Continuum. Photo courtesy Jeffrey Chock
Also in Features
He is charismatic, theatrical, prolific, not to mention versatile. His name is Heaven "Snakey" Charles who hails from Central Trinidad, Carapichaima and has been involved in the Entertainment industry for the past 14 years, ranging from writing, hosting to performing.Read More | 0 Comment(s)
More Features Profiles
Talk Yuh Talk
The soca entertainment world was shocked and caught unawares as Ian Alvarez aka Bunji Garlin walked into a Woodbrook barber shop accompanied by his wife Fay-Ann and daughter Syri and removed his ten year Rastafarian deadlocks.Read More | 0 Comment(s)
More Features Talk Yuh Talk
"Sack" honored and inducted to the Sunshine Awards Calypso and SteelbandHall of Fame for being one of Trinidad's oldest pioneers and contributors to the steel pan phenomenon.Read More | 0 Comment(s)
More Features Editorial Features