NDDC Presents: A Series of Unfunded Events
Our country is in the midst of a crisis, one which has an enormous financial dimension. This has given rise to a new “normal”. Choosing the least expensive path forward will be our greatest challenge. Noble Douglas Dance Company (NDDC) will take you on a journey of discovery and choice with A Series of Unfunded Events. The production premieres Saturday 13th October, 2018 at Queen’s Hall and continues until Sunday 14th October, 2018.
Despite recent health challenges, Artistic Director Noble Douglas stays true to her commitment of maintaining a small and professional company of strong, disciplined and focused dancers. This has enabled NDDC to be one of the oldest modern dance companies in Trinidad and Tobago with a rich 30-year history of teaching and performance.
The production contains seven pieces by choreographers Noble Douglas, Jeffrey Carter, Kevin Jack, Sharid Mason, Dave Williams and Delton Frank. One highlight will be a return of “Bago” by Frank, which premiered last year. It is a stunningly vibrant piece centered on the traditional Tobago wedding. Live music, song and dance combine to continue delighting audiences.
A revival of Noble Douglas’ classic “Hysterics” will open the show. Inspired by nuclear disaster and fallout, with costuming designed by Pennie Mendes, it has been a crowd favourite since its premiere in 1986.
Kevin Jack will premiere “What If…”, a dramatic display bringing the hidden struggles of sexuality to the forefront. Performed by Jack, T’Shaun Billouin and newcomer to the company Zari Kerr. This love triangle tells the story of three people struggling to figure out how they are connected. It was inspired by the recent court case in Trinidad and Tobago where sexuality and our laws clashed.
The title piece, “A Series of Unfunded Events” by choreographer Williams returns with the inclusion of an old duet. The revived add-on is performed by Louanna Martin and Williams and is a fitting addition to the duet by Nathalia Molina and Kwasi Romero.
Also included in this year’s production are “Time Forgets” also by Jack; ‘It Matters” by Jeffrey Carter and “It Doesn’t Have To Be” by Sharid Mason.
WHAT: “A Series of Unfunded Events”
WHO: Noble Douglas Dance Company
WHEN: Saturday October 13, 2018 at 5:30 p.m. & Sunday October 14, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: Queen’s Hall, St. Anns, Port of Spain
TICKETS: Adults $150.00
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