Last year, The National released a video for “Dark Side Of The Gym,” where two dancers pirouette across the floor of a high school gym after a school dance. On their Tonight Show performance special, they brought the dancers with them.
The National performed the tune as NYC ballet’s Justin Peck, the choreographer of the video, and Patricia Delgado, a dancer in the video, danced in front of them.
Check out the performance below.
Although it was a bit strange to see a performance-heavy band like The National playing as a backing band, the performance was beautiful and well worth watching.