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.
Scenic Design: Arnulfo Maldonado Costume Design: Ásta Bennie Hostetter Lighting Design: Barbara Samuels Sound Design: Brandon Wolcott Production Stage Manager: Erin Gioia Albrecht Assistant Stage Manager: Bryan Bauer
We recommend this show for ages 15 and up due to strong language and locker room nudity.
A blazingly original play from the insanely talented Clare Barron. Directed and choreographed with gloriously rough magic by Lee Sunday Evans, marvel at how close what you see cuts to the bone.
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.
Power surges everywhere through Dance Nation. I don’t know if I’ve ever read a play that captures as fully the breadth and depth of the adolescent experience, and certainly not one about adolescent girls.