NDTC, UWI singers celebrate Rex Nettleford

NDTC, UWI singers celebrate Rex Nettleford

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Topics: Film & Theatre

Sweet and sonorous sounds from the University Singers and graceful, evocative movements from the National Dance Theatre Company (NDTC) provided abundant delight for the audience at the Little Theatre on Tom Redcam Drive in Kingston on February 6, and proved to be tribute of the highest order, worthy of the man in whose honour the performances were staged – the late Professor the Honourable Ralston Milton “Rex” Nettleford.

Celebrating Rex - NDTC
“Sulkari” (1980) – “dance of exaltation in fecundity and fertility”, choreographed by Eduardo Rivero-Walker

Celebrating Rex - The University Singers
“Sweet Jamaica” (Arranged by Djenne Greaves) – The University Singers

A noted Jamaican intellectual, social critic, choreographer, co-founder of the NDTC, former artistic director of the UWI Singers and former Vice-Chancellor Emeritus of the University of the West Indies (UWI), Nettleford made an incalculable contribution to Jamaican and Caribbean culture and cultural studies. He passed away on February 2, 2010. Below are photo highlights from the event held in celebration of his life and works.

Celebrating Rex - The University Singers

Celebrating Rex - NDTC
“Sulkari” (1980) – forms of the dance inspired by elements of African sculpture and the movement of the Yoruba peoples of Arara (Dahomey).

Celebrating Rex - NDTC
“Requiem” (2012) – choreographed by Marlon Simms

Celebrating Rex - The University Singers
The University Singers

Celebrating Rex - NDTC
“Interconnection” (1993) – choreographed by Rex Nettleford (Dancer – Tamara Noel)

Celebrating Rex - NDTC
“Kumina” (1971) – choreographed by Rex Nettleford

Celebrating Rex - NDTC
“Kumina” (1971)

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