NOSD Is Pleased To Announce: The Baby Doll Ladies' Centennial Exhibition titled, “Baby Dolls: Living Tradition & History” (premiered January 18, 2013) at the Presbytere, La. State Museum. NOSD in association with The LA State Museum, provided belated recognition to our unique masking, music and dance folklore, which is also an important part of Louisiana's history and American pop culture.
NOSD is Pleased to Announce: Our feature article on CNN; IMPACT YOUR WORLD, entitled: "Baby Doll Ladies' modern Celebration of African-American history."
NOSD is Pleased to Announce: Our feature article in Offbeat Magazine's online editorial (2/16/12), "The Babydolls are 100 and Brand New This Carnival" by Sam Primeaux (Photo credit -Jeffrey Dupuis)
NOSD is Pleased to Announce: Our feature spread in the LA Cultural Vistas Magazine (Winter 2010-11 edition), "They Call Me Baby Doll; Resurrection of a Mardi Gras Tradition" by Dr. Kim Vaz (NOSD (group) Photo Credit -Jeffrey Dupuis; NOSD (poster) Photo Credit -J.Holmes)
Est. 2005, THE NEW ORLEANS SOCIETY OF DANCE (NOSD) is Louisiana’s Premier Dance Production Company. Our mission is to embody, encourage and expose Louisiana vernacular folk artistry throughout communities. The strategic art of dance-production is our specialty. We are fully dedicated to the enhancement of the cultural landscape and artistic reputation of Louisiana, which we help serve thru:
1.) PROFESSIONAL PROVISIONS – As a certified, national Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE), New Orleans Society of Dance provides the finest dance production resources locale, including yet not limited to production coordinating, artist (development) coaching, casting dance-acts, promotional hostesses and DJ/Video Jockey *SERVICES*.
2.) ART OF ENTERTAINMENT - NOSD is proud to premier *OH, THOSE BABY DOLL LADIES" Cabaret* at the LA State Museum's Old U.S. Mint (Nola). “Millisia White’s New Orleans *BABY DOLL LADIES & Dj HEKTIK"* is an American Southern dance and chant act. Combined, NOSD's signature face-painted dancers and *world renowned DJ/VJ* are especially noted for their "Heksclusive" remix, Hip Hop and R & B music sets fused with original chants and choreographic works.
3.) COMMUNITY OUTREACH – As a community & culturally centered dance-company, the "Baby Doll Ladies" Signature Ensemble, Honorary Division & Jr. Dance Division each help to implement k-12 school & youth programs conducive of folkcraft & dance workshops, scholarly documentation, traveling exhibits and demonstrations to help preserve and further cultivate The Baby Doll Ladies' traditional art form of doll-masquerading, music & dance (c.1912). Feel free to contact us, we are happy to help.
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CLICK TO VIEW: Historic Overview of "Millisia White's New Orleans Baby Doll Ladies"
On January 18, 2013, The NOSD in partnership with the LA State Museum provided belated recognition of this unique folklore as an important part of Louisiana’s history & American pop culture by co-curating the exhibition entitled: “Baby Dolls; Living Tradition & History” at the Presbytere, LA State Museum (on view thru Jan. 2014.)