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The internationally acclaimed National Dance Theatre Company of Jamaica (NDTC) will return to South Florida to perform at a special one night performance on Sunday, February 13, at the Coral Springs Centre for the Performing Arts, in Coral Springs.

The performance will be staged by the Jamaica Awareness Incorporated, a Florida based cultural marketing group, in collaboration with the Jamaican Diaspora Southern USA, and the University Alumni Association, South Florida chapter, under the patronage of Jamaica’s Consul General, Sandra Grant Griffiths.

Members of the NDTC return to South Florida, following a sold-out performance during Black History Month in February, 2007, at the Broward Centre for the Performing Arts in Fort Lauderdale.

This time, the special performance takes the form of a tribute to the late Professor Rex Nettleford, O.M., co-founder of the NDTC, who died last year.

Director of Jamaica Awareness, Sydney Roberts, said the programme will include excerpts from Professor Nettleford’s highly acclaimed works, and is symbolic of the celebrations observing Black History Month (February) in the South Florida community, especially for nationals of the Jamaican Diaspora.

Proceeds from the performance will benefit the Rex Nettleford Foundation, University of the West Indies (UWI).                

The NDTC was founded in 1962 at the time of Jamaica’s Independence from Great Britain.

 

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