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Clare Barron

Dance Nation


Peter Jay Sharp Theater

Written by Clare Barron
Directed by Lee Sunday Evans

World premiere
2017 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize winner

Dance Teacher Pat
I want you to think about all the people in the world who are suffering…And I want you to go out there…And I want you to dance for them.

Somewhere in America, an army of pre-teen competitive dancers plots to take over the world. And if their new routine is good enough, they’ll claw their way to the top at the Boogie Down Grand Prix in Tampa Bay. But in Clare Barron’s raucous pageant of ambition and ferocity, these young dancers have more than choreography on their minds, because every plié and jeté is a step toward finding themselves, and a fight to unleash their power.

 

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