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The Company

The National Dance Theatre Company (NDTC) is a voluntary group of dancers, singers, musicians and creative technicians who are dedicated to the view that their work in the dance can help to bring discipline, a sense of process and cultural awareness to the awesome task of nation-building. Co-founded by Rex Nettleford and Eddy Thomas in 1962, at the time of Jamaica’s Independence, the NDTC ventures to provide an atmosphere in which dancers could create and perform works of high standards, to encourage the Jamaican public to appreciate better the art of dance, to research and utilize indigenous dance-forms and movement pattern from Jamaica and the wider Caribbean. During its five decades of existence the NDTC has achieved a reputation for artistic excellence developing much of its repertoire from authentic folk material.

The entirely Jamaican ensemble has performed in Europe, North, Central and South America, Australia and the wider Caribbean meeting with unqualified success and establishing for itself a laudable international reputation.