NCC Instructor's Dance to be Performed at Olympics

by Cynthia Tintorri
July 26, 2012

Every choreographer must find it satisfying to see their vision brought to life onstage by a company of talented dancers. But Northampton Community College's Tabatha Robinson-Scott will witness her vision coming to life on the world stage when it is performed at the 2012 Olympics in London.

"The piece is called 'Know Your Enemy,' and it will be performed by InMotion Dance Company  from Chester, N.J.," says Robinson-Scott, an adjunct instructor of dance at NCC and director of Monarch Dance Company. "It is inspired by the 'whisper down the alley' way that things are passed from person to person, particularly through mixed media. It's also about how things are never delivered in the clearest way through those forms, and are often taken out of context or misunderstood."

Robinson-Scott has been setting pieces and teaching master dance classes for InMotion since 2005. The company, directed by Kathie Kececi, has performed at such prestigious venues as the Ailey Theatre in New York City and the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C.

Robinson-Scott says, "I've set other pieces for InMotion over the last few years, but this is the first time I created an original work for them. I used a lot of the girls' experiences and ideas in creating the template and motifs for it. The music is an electronic/organic instrumental by the group Hybrid." 

"They'll be performing a 30- to 45-minute set near the Thames River before an event on Saturday, July 28, and at Warwick Castle on Sunday, July 29," Robinson-Scott says.

"I am so proud of the girls performing my piece, but I honestly cannot wrap my head around the idea that people from all over the world will be seeing my work!"

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