Tanya Batson-Savage | Sunday, February 5th, 2017
A beautifully serene rendition of ‘Evening Time’ brought the musical overture at the launch of the National Dance Theatre Company’s 55th anniversary celebrations to a close.
Tanya Batson-Savage | Tuesday, August 30th, 2016
Six years after Rex Nettleford’s passing, the National Dance Theatre Company reached inward and stretched, pulling out Kevin Moore’s Hommage a’ Dambala, a sweeping dance that is a clear inheritor of Nettleford’s legacy of mining folk culture and combining live music with dance for a d
Tanya Batson-Savage | Wednesday, March 30th, 2016
Though not as much a staple of Easter in Jamaica as bun and cheese and fried sprat and hardough bread, with 35 years under its leotard the National Dance Theatre Company’s Morning of Movement and Music is an established tradition.
Tanya Batson-Savage | Friday, February 5th, 2016
Chris Walker’s ‘Rough Drafts’ provided a breathtaking end to The Music of the NDTC, recently staged at the Little Theatre in Kingston.
Tanya Batson-Savage | Sunday, August 9th, 2015
The 2015 season of dance from the National Dance Theatre Company contains a refreshing and energetic breadth of dances from young choreographers producing what is possibly the company’s most diverse show in several years.
Tanya Batson-Savage | Sunday, March 1st, 2015
Dancer and choreographer Chris Walker delivered an engaging and embodied lecture on dance, culture, criticism and identity as the 2015 Philip Sherlock Lecture, dubbed ‘Contemporizing in Reverse: Folk Origins, Contemporary Aesthetics and Dancing in the 21st century.
Tanya Batson-Savage | Wednesday, August 6th, 2014
It is not coincidental that the National Dance Theatre Company’s season of dance straddles Jamaica’s celebration of independence, because although it’s not officially listed on the independence events, nationhood, and what it means to be Jamaican is a core part of stories elaborated b
Tanya Batson-Savage | Thursday, July 24th, 2014
The National Dance Theatre Company (NDTC) will once again take over the floor boards of the Little Theatre as the company stages its 52nd season of dance.
Tanya Batson-Savage | Thursday, April 19th, 2012
The story of Lazarus is one of the most popular tales in the Bible. It illustrates Jesus’ power, grace and majesty. On Easter Sunday, Clive Thompson provided a beautiful translation of that story with ‘Of Love and Sympathy’.
Tanya Batson-Savage | Sunday, April 8th, 2012
For four days in March over a dozen dance companies, studios, dance crews, high school dance troupes and independent dancers of Jamaica wove intricate patterns across the stage of the Phillip Sherlock Centre for the Performing Arts, University of the West Indies, Mona.