NOSD Is Pleased To Announce: The Baby Doll Ladies' Centennial Exhibition titled, “Baby Dolls: Living Tradition & History” opened 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 is Louisiana’s Premier Dance Production Company. Our mission is to embody, encourage and expose Louisiana vernacular 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), we provide the finest dance production resources locale, including yet not limited to set coordinating, dance-talent casting and artist development services. As a community centered dance-company, the NOSD also provides professional music and dance entertainment, brand promotions and k-12 school & youth programs...Feel free to contact us, we are happy to help any way that we can.
2.) COMMUNITY SERVICE – As a spring-off of NOSD, “Millisia White’s New Orleans Baby Doll Ladies & Dj HEKTIK” is part signature ensemble and also fourth generation inheritor of the “Baby dolls” endearing Mardi-Gras traditions of street masking, chanting & dancing (c.1912). By implementing honorary memberships, scholarly documentation, traveling exhibits and demonstrations, N.O.S.D. continues to help preserve as well as further cultivate its traditional art forms.
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 with the collaborative exhibition entitled: “Baby Dolls; Living Tradition & History” at the Presbytere, LA State Museum.
Click for the Historic Overview of "Millisia White's New Orleans Baby Doll Ladies"