NCSU Dance Company Concert
Thursday and Friday, April 12-13, 2018 at 8pm
Stewart Theatre in Talley Student Union (3rd floor)Buy tickets online
$5: NC State students | $12: NC State faculty/staff, Seniors, and non-NCSU students | $14: general public
- Tickets are available online, by phone 919.515.1100, at Ticket Central (main floor lobby, Thompson Hall), or at the door on the night of the show.
Featuring: NCSU Dance Company
Dance Style: Modern
Contact: Tara Z. Mullins, firstname.lastname@example.org
Go link: go.ncsu.edu/dance-ncsu
About the Concert
The NC State Dance Program spring concert features NC State students in all majors –– ranging from biochemistry to chemical engineering –– who will perform research-based, content-driven artwork in choreography by dance faculty, guest artists, and advanced dance program students.
The NCSU Dance Company will present an excerpt from Cinderbox 2.0 (2007) choreographed by Julia Rhoads and members from Lucky Plush Productions – Chicago’s ensemble known for its hybrid of high-level dance and theatre. Cinderbox 2.0 explores the comedy and anxiety in our hyper-networked world and the concepts of live and virtual, private and public, observer and observed, improvised and choreographed in reality TV style. The work originally premiered in 2007 at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago.
All That Ever Falls, Folding/Unfolding
The company will also perform program director Tara Mullins’ work All That Ever Falls (2013), which represented NC State at the American College Dance Association Conference (ACDA) in March of 2018. Inspired by the determination of Mullins’ niece to persevere under challenging circumstances, the piece addresses the concepts of self-forgiveness, redemption, unconditional love, and healing.
With permission, Mullins also reset the work Folding/Unfolding (1994), choreographed by William Seigh. Mullins performed in this work as a college student at James Madison University and is honored to have the opportunity to share it with her students and the audience. Folding/Unfolding explores ideas of femininity, body image, and the ideals of beauty.
Another piece the company will perform is entitled Her?! – choreographed by Department Head of Health and Exercise Studies’ Beth Wright Fath. The choreography reflects some ways in which females are perceived, named, and labeled, and how that is reflected in our bodies. What is the relationship of the names others use for us and the ones we use for ourselves?
Every Little Movement
Audiences will also be seeing the first two of three movements of Every Little Movement, choreographed by dance legend Gerri Houlihan. The dance develops by using Mendelssohn’s style and structures to create vivid visual images. The first section, with its dramatic intensity, challenges the dancers both physically and rhythmically, while the second movement explores a delicate and poetic trio for three women.
Directions & Parking
Directions to Stewart Theatre: The Panoramic Dance Project Concert takes place in Stewart Theatre inside Talley Student Union (3rd floor) on the NC State University Campus. Address: 2610 Cates Avenue, Raleigh, NC 27695.