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"WHAT WE DO" - The New Orleans Society Of Dance Produces quality dance-acts, focusing in clandestine events and the art of set-production. Whether highlighting the best of New Orleans' doll-masking & dancing traditions or choreographing custom stage works, our dance-production company utilizes in house specialists and partner with other certified entities to deliver the best possible arrangement to suit your event needs.  


NOSD Is Pleased To Announce: The Debut of The New Orleans Baby Doll Ladies Mardi Gras Day Parade, Fat Tuesday February 9, 2016!  Premiering in cooperation with the City Of Nola as an official Mardi Gras event, this unprecedented parade route marks the first time in living history that the doll masquerading tradition (c.1912) has been recognized as an official Mardi Gras Day Walking-Parade Route. 


We Are Pleased To Share:  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, co-curated by Millisia White, NOSD artistic director.


We Are Pleased To Share:  Our feature article on CNN; IMPACT YOUR WORLD, entitled: "Baby Doll Ladies' modern Celebration of African-American history." 


We Are Pleased to Share:  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)

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As The New Orleans Baby Doll Ladies embark upon a new season of events including our fifth annual Mardi Gras Day Dancing-Parade (Fat Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020) we'd like to send a very warm thank you to our members and donors for contributing to first photojournal publication "Krewe of New ORleans Baby Doll Ladies Homecoming" and our mission of promoting women's arts throughout communities.  We appreciate and value your continued support:
 

Creative and Cultural Arts, Inc.
Bethani Pete, 2019 top fundraiser
Ashley Robinson, 2019 runner-up fundraiser
Cyril “Slash” Duplessis Sr., videography
Keah Moffett, photography
Joshua Williams IV, photography
Music Ambassador D.J. Hektik featuring Cheeky Blakk
Abundant Health, Inc.
The Blood Center of New Orleans
Tru Rootz Natural Hair Salon
Legendre, LLC
Afrodity Productions, LLC
Personal Touch Upholstery
Spine Diagnostic & Pain Treatment Center
Children’s book author Denise McConduit
Manya Carter-Louis, donor
Trina Stewart, donor

 
 


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Posted May 2016 - CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR DIRECTOR & COMPANY As "ROOTS" (Night3) Choreorapher & Lead Dancers. Well Done! 

May we never forget the struggles, sacrifices and contributions of our African American ancestors!!! Be sure to tune in Wed. June 1st for part III of the "Roots" t.v. reboot! Choreography by our Artistic Director, Millisia White "featuring" the dance talents of some of the New Orleans @babydollladies unmasked including Keah Moffett, Juliana Wagner, Phoenix Rose, Whitney Dickerson, our favorite skeleton Edgar EJ Williams, along with Adrian MrCresentcity Lindsey, Emanuel Washington & Robert L McCaskill....CONGRATS YAWL!!! ‪#‎NOSD‬ ‪‬#babydollladiesunmasked 

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Posted April 2016 - CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR DIRECTOR, MS. MILLISIA WHITE ON WINNING THE 2016 DST ARTIE AWARD FOR DANCE!!! Click to view video:

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Posted Feb. 2016 - In Cooperation with the City Of New Orleans Economic Preservation Office, The New Orleans Society Of Dance is Very Proud To Formally Premier:

             The New Orleans Baby Doll Ladies Mardi-Gras Day Walking Parade!
                                               Fat Tuesday, February 9, 2016     

START 7:55a.m.- 1400 Block Washington Ave.; Near Commander's Palace Restaurant
*Head northwest on Washington Ave toward Prytania St,
*Turn right onto St Charles Ave; Proceed on St. Charles -At the traffic circle; also formerly known as "Lee-Circle", vear right to stay on St Charles
*Greet Mayor at Gallier Hall; proceed down St. Charles
*Turn left onto Canal St,
*Turn Right on Bourbon Street; Proceed down Bourbon to St. Peter
*Turn Left on St. Peter; Proceed down St. Peter & cross Rampart St
END - St. Peter and Basin St. At Congo Square

*A VERY SPECIAL THANK YOU!* On Behalf of The New Orleans Baby Doll Ladies, we'd like to thank our contributors for helping to make our Inaugural Mardi Gras Day walking Parade a huge success!! Our heartfelt gratitude and sincere thanks goes out to:
Ashe Cultural Arts Center (N.O., LA)
Baby Doll Lady Temptress (a.k.a. Isis Muhammad) On Behalf Of Pete's Demolition, LLC.
City Of New Orleans
Cortheal Clark, (Dillard University Chair of Humanities/Associate Professor)
Dollie Rivas
Joshua Williams IV (Dillard University)

NOSD Parade Chaperones & Crew
Rochelle Romenenq
Sally Young (WWOZ)

 

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Posted February 2015 - The Legendary Babydoll Ladies wrap-up Mardi Gras 2015, as The National Geographic Travel's social-media source highlights our organizations contributions to the masking tradition! Click NGT to view.

 

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Posted November 2014 - Millisia White's New Orleans Babydoll Ladies & Music Ambassador, DJ Hektik are honored to have been selected to perform in the 2014 MACYS THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE!!! Click icion to view.

Baabydoll ladies @ 2014 MACYS Thanksgiving Day Parade

 *A VERY SPECIAL THANK YOU!*  On Behalf of NOSD & COMPANY we want to publicly recognize and thank our families and in particular those supporters, for without whose contributions, & shared talents our road to Macys experience would have not been a reality. Our heartfelt gratitude and sincere thanks goes out to:

Alesia Roman
Ashe Cultural Arts Center (N.O., LA)
Ben Sandmel (NOJHF)
Charles Tallerico
Dollie Rivas
Edward Buckner
Erica Williams
John H. Barnes Jr., Professor of Art (Dillard University)
Meghan Davis
Nicholas Smith (Dillard University)
Patric Ray
Rochelle Romenenq
Sally Young (WWOZ)

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CNN Living

CLICK HEREIN TO VIEW - OUR "CNN LIVING" FEATURE ARTICLE; "BABY DOLL LADIES' MODERN CELEBRATION OF AN AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY"

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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.)

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