Cuteness is death. Pagan feral-ness and ferocity are key.
Everyone is nice.
Everyone is vulnerable.
And everyone is trying their hardest.
An army of competitive dancers are ready to take over the world, one routine at a time. Dance Nation shows the ferocious angst and ecstasy of a troupe of pre-teens, a mixture of the frightened and the feral, thrust into a world of cut-throat dance competition.
With a battle for power and perfection raging on and off stage, Clare Barron’s Dance Nation is a fun and ferocious exploration of sex and sensuality, confidence and ambition in young women.
‘Blazingly original. Dance Nation conjures the passionate ambivalence of early adolescence with sharpness and poignancy.’ – New York Times
This show is part of a three show season alongside Table and House of Bernarda Alba, all performed by Bristol School of Acting Extended Diploma Professional Acting Students.
Written by Clare Barron
Directed by Alison Reid
Designed by Alana Ashley
Lighting Design by Tom Pitchers
Sound Design by Phil Zikking
- RUNNING TIME1 hour and 45 minutes (plus interval)
- AGE RECOMMENDATION14+
- TICKETS£10 / £8
- VENUEFactory Theatre
Content warning: contains adult content and themes which are not suitable for children, including strong language, sexualised language, scenes of a sexual nature, depictions of blood and self-harm and references to cancer.
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