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Theatre Performance: DANCE NATION by Clare Barron

Thu, November 9th, 2023
7:30 pm
- 9:00 pm

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Directed by Amy Holzapfel, with Sophia Rothman ’25
Choreography by Erica Dankmeyer, with Casey Monteiro ’24

** Please note, for SOLD OUT performances, a waitlist will begin at the box office one hour prior to curtain. Waitlists are in person only and highly recommended.

What if you could change the world through dance? What if you could dance away world hunger? And all violence? And all pets without a home? And all the sadness and the meanness? Such are the hopes and dreams of a group of thirteen-year-old dancers set on crushing their rivals at the Legacy National Talent Competition in Philadelphia in Clare Barron’s Dance Nation. Combining dramatic comedy with lyrical dance, Dance Nation presents a tender and unfiltered portrait of youth, girlhood, ambition, friendship, and what it takes to become the star dancer. Our production will be dedicated to collaboration and ensemble-driven work, creating a culture where all participants are involved in the making of the piece. Join us as we claw our way to the Tampa Bay Finals!

Please join us for a talk-back with Fiona Selmi ’21 and members of the cast and crew following Saturday’s performance.

Content Note: “Dance Nation celebrates the adolescent magic of dance, teamwork and the mental and physical transition from childhood to adulthood. At the same time, it addresses serious challenges of adolescents including; self-harm and suicide; body image and injury; marginalization due to race and gender; and sexual harassment and assault” (from Syracuse University’s Production.)

This production also includes blood, bright lights and loud music.

Dance Nation is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc. www.concordtheatricals.com

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