The Best NC State Program You’ve Never Heard Of

June 22, 2010
By Chris Richter


In the Summer issue of NC State magazine, we write about the NCSU Dance Company, a modern dance group that excels in national competitions even though the university doesn’t have a dance major. The issue’s cover image isn’t from a boxing match. It’s from “Elegie,” a piece that uses an audio clip from a Joe Louis/Max Schmeling bout. Below, we’ve posted five videos of performances by the group:

Close Your Eyes (choreography by Melissa Clapp and Lauren Grove, Music by Ludwig van Beethoven, “Allegro, ma non troppo” & ”Andante  con moto” from Sonata No. 23 Appassionata, performed by Arthur Rubinstein)

Elegie (choreography by Robin Harris, music: excerpt from the Radio Broadcast of Joe Louis vs. Max Schmeling, June 19, 1936, from Bill Clayton’s Primetime Boxing)

The Evolution of Breakfast (choreography by Autumn Mist Belk, music: “Beep Beep” by the Playmates, “Mary Mac” by Tara and a vintage Marlboro jingle)

Had Not This Accident Befallen Her (choreography by Robin Harris, music by Antonio Caldara, “Quel buon pastor son io” (from La morte d’Abel figura di quella del nostro Redentore)

Memoria in 3 (choreography by Robin Harris, music by J. Mark Scearce, performed by Tom Koch and Jonathan Kramer)


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