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Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College presents National Dance Theatre Company of Jamaica 3 New York Premieres

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Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College presents National Dance Theatre Company of Jamaica 3 New York Premieres

Time: January 19, 2017 from 6pm to 7pm
Location: Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Street: 1071 5th Ave, New York, NY 10128
City/Town: New York
Website or Map: http://www.worksandprocess.or…
Phone: lilli@michelletabnickcommunications.com
Event Discipline: dance, performance
Organized By: Michelle Tabnick Communications
Latest Activity: Jan 23

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Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College continues its 2016-17 season with the much-anticipated return of National Dance Theatre Company of Jamaica (NDTC) on Saturday, March 18, 2017 at 8pm and on Sunday, March 19, 2017 at 3pm. A biennial visitor to Brooklyn Center for more than two decades, NDTC celebrates its 55th anniversary with a program combining evocative new works with favorites from their extensive repertoire. The residency includes three New York premieres, including “Mountain Climbing,” created by choreographer Chris Walker in tribute to NDTC’s Founding Artistic Director Rex Nettleford, who passed away in 2010.

Tickets for Saturday evening are $40-$75 and tickets for Sunday matinee are $36-$45, and can be purchased at BrooklynCenter.org or by calling the box office at 718-951-4500 (Tue-Sat, 1pm-6pm).

Co-founded by Rex Nettleford and Eddy Thomas in 1962, at the time of Jamaica’s Independence, NDTC ventures to provide an atmosphere in which dancers could create and perform works of high standards, to encourage the Jamaican public to better appreciate the art of dance, and to research and utilize indigenous dance-forms and movement pattern from Jamaica and the wider Caribbean.

The repertoire for the company’s 2017 Brooklyn residency includes:

  • Folktales (2003), choreography by Clive Thompson

  • Labess (2002), choreography by David Brown

  • You/We (2016), traditional Jamaican folk songs arranged by Ewan Simpson, featuring NDTC singers and orchestra

  • Into The Blue (2014), choreography by Renee McDonald, New York premiere

  • Hommage a’Dambala (2016), choreography by Kevin Moore, music by Ewan Simpson and Jeff Pierre, New York premiere

  • Mountain Climbing (2014), a tribute to NDTC Founding Artistic Director Rex Nettleford, choreography by Chris Walker, a New York premiere

  • Gerrehbenta (1983), choreography by Rex Nettleford

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