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Regional Premiere Production by Clare Barron
2019 Pulitzer Prize Finalist
“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.”
—Dance Teacher Pat
Somewhere in America, an army of pre-teen competitive dancers plots to take over the world. And if their new routing 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.
“Critic’s Pick! A blazingly original play from the insanely talented Clare Barron. Marvel at how close what you see cuts to the bone.”
—BEN BRANTLEY, The New York Times
“I have seen the future, and it is Dance Nation.”
—PETER MARKS, The Washington Post
PRE-TEEN ARMY. HERE TO SLAY.
DANCE NATION @ the Long Center
August 29 - September 15 | THREE WEEKS ONLY!
Wednesday - Sunday at 8pm
3 ticket prices: $34: Group A, $24: Group B, $15: Group C.
Like the airlines, seating is by groups starting with Group A, then Group B, and finally Group C.
Once in the theatre, patrons pick any open seat. Seating starts at 7:50pm.
Pre-show entertainment begins in the lobby starting at 7:15pm.
Optional Talkbacks follow every performance with the cast and creative team.
Artwork on display in the lobby will center on ‘Coming of Age’
Starring: Amy Downing*, Sarah Danko, Giselle Marie Muñoz, Dennis Bailey*, Michael Galvan, Katy Atkinson, Whitney Abraham, Susan Myburgh, and Elise Jacobs*, Directed by: Jenny Lavery
Dance Nation—winner of the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize, The Relentless Award, and 2019 Pulitzer Prize Finalist—is a ferocious exploration of youth, ambition and self-discovery. There will also be Optional Talk Backs regarding ambition, the messiness of growing up, and how women are taught to claim or subvert their power following each performance.