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Keon K. Nickie, Artistic Assistant of Dallas Black Dance Theatre: Encore!, Shares His Family’s Trinidadian Macaroni Pie

Keon K. Nickie learned to cook by watching three of the wonderful women in his life: his sister, mother, and grandmother. “I started at a tender age, 7 or 8,” says the former Dallas Black Dance Theatre member, who now works as the artistic assistant for DBDT’s second company,­ Encore! Growing up in Arouca, Trinidad and Tobago, Sunday meals were a highlight of the week, and macaroni pie was always on the menu. “We’d have it with fried rice, stew chicken, potato salad, and callaloo [Caribbean stewed greens],” says Nickie, who, since moving stateside for college, has continued the tradition by making macaroni pie nearly every Sunday. Now, he invites friends over to share the fruits of his labors.

3 Performance Streams You Won't Want to Miss This Month

Looking to break up your latest Netflix binge with some great dance? We’ve got you covered. Here are three performances we’ve bookmarked for at-home viewing. Beacon of Hope Hope Boykin Jerry Metellus, Courtesy Annenberg A year after her final onstage appearance with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Hope Boykin is only ramping up. This month, […]

DBDT Wraps Up Its 40th-Anniversary Season and Welcomes a New Director

Finding the right person to take the mantle of a 40-year-old American dance institution is no easy feat. But when Dallas-native choreographer Bridget L. Moore agreed to succeed Dallas Black Dance Theatre’s founding artistic director, Ann Williams, the company knew it was a perfect fit. For Moore this is a homecoming. It was DBDT that […]

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