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Much anticipation over Jamaica’s National Dance Theatre Company South Florida showing

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It’s gonna be an epic moment not to be missed

Members of the National Dance Theatre Company rehearsing at the Little Little Theatre in Kingston, Jamaica September 5, 2022. (Photo: Facebook @NDTCJamaica)

News of Jamaica’s National Dance Theatre Company (NDTC) shows in South Florida this weekend is already drumming up much attention. 

South Florida arts enthusiasts are rearing to go to see first-hand the NDTC in performance. The shows will take place this weekend at the South Miami-Dade Cultural Center and the Miramar Cultural Center. 

There will also be a free show for Broward County children at 10 am on October 3. The NDTC, founded by the late cultural icon, Professor Rex Nettleford, will be transporting the local South Florida audiences to Jamaica with the sounds, movements and cultural history of the island.

The NDTC is a world renowned dance company, and buying a ticket to one of the shows will help raise money for the arts in South Florida. The audiences will see traditional Jamaican dances, and hear music that reflects the island’s African, European and Asian cultural heritage.

Partnership in bring NDTC to South Florida

The Louise Bennett Heritage Council is partnering with Jamaica’s Office of Consul General for the Southern US to bring the dance company to Florida. 

Jamaica’s Consul General to the Southern US, Oliver Mair, commented: “We’re getting calls from many states, people asking what time is the show because they want to fly down, they want to be a part of it.”

Jamaica’s Consul General in Miami, Oliver Mair. (Photo: Instagram @mairoliver)

Continuing, he remarked: “It’s a historic moment, just as Jamaica celebrates 60, NDTC is celebrating 60 years. It’s an epic moment not to be missed, not just by Jamaicans, but by people around the world.”

For his part, Colin Smith, president of the Louise Bennett Heritage Council, said: “You’re going to feel like you’re in Jamaica. It’s because of the pulsing of those drums, the vibrant singing the music, the dance steps.

 “Jamaica as you know is a country of many people. As our motto dictates ‘Out of many, one people,’“ Smith added.

”The African traditions by far supersedes.”

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