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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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"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 New Orleans own traditional masking & dance ensemble, The Baby Doll Ladies, or customizing themes, our dance-production company removes the guesswork by utilizing in house specialists and/or partnering with other certified entities to deliver the best possible arrangement to suit your needs and budget.  Stop wondering and get an honest opinion from our distinguished team of experienced professionals. Submit your request, programming needs or working treatment(s) and we will evaluate your material…for free! Other arts & entertainment firms can charge hundreds to consult with companies like us, so take advantage of a free consultation -Contact Us! 

           SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS:

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

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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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Introducing The 2015 BDL Luncheon Of Excellence Key Speaker:
 Mrs. Michelle Ramos-Burkhart  CLICK IMAGE TO VIEW SLIDESHOW   

 

On behalf of The New Orleans Society Of Dance Baby Doll Ladies, we welcome Mrs. Michelle Ramos-Burkhart as our 2015-16 BDL Luncheon, Key Note Speaker. Michelle is a consultant and licensed attorney who founded Verdict Works, LLC, a consulting firm. Her work is focused in strategy, communications/media, social science research, non profit development and issues of diversity and cultural competency. Michelle is a project consultant for patrons such as The New Orleans Arts Council and sits on the Board Of Trustees for Dance/USA. in addition to serving on both of these committees, she is also Vice-Chair of the board for Dancing Grounds, Chair of the pro bono committee of American Society of Trial Consultants and a member of Black Women Lawyers Association, NACDL, New Orleans Bar Association. Since retiring from her own professional dance career Michelle has become a competitive Ironman triathlete and marathoner. The BDL pre-Mardi Gras luncheon is an enriching private affair for the purpose of empowering, and engaging special invitees. Scheduled November 21, 2015 as the dance company's first culminating event and sneak peak of the forthcoming season, Michelle will speak to the motivational theme of "Being Fearless and Moving Forward!"

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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 icon to view.

 

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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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COMING MAY 2016 - DANCE-TALENT & JUNIOR DANCE-AMBASSADORS WANTED!
Click star to register beginning MAY 2016


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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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