What is unique, or universal, about teenage girls studying dance? Why is it so fascinating? Claire Barron’s new play Dance Nation at the Almeida opens in the studio of 'Dance Teacher Pat’, somewhere in West Pennsylvania. Trophies adorn the upper level of the set, an oppressive reminder of past glories. Reflective curtains and ceiling-high mirrors shape the stage. We follow the trials and... Read more
Dance Nation, The Almeida Theatre
“Maybe this is the year, this is the moment, this is the dance where your lives will start!”
Somewhere in America, a revolution is coming.
An army of competitive dancers is ready to take over the world, one routine at a time.
With a pre-teen battle for power and perfection raging on and off stage, Dance Nation is a ferocious exploration of youth, ambition and self-discovery.
Winner of the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize and The Relentless Award, Clare Barron’s explosive new play Dance Nation makes its UK debut in summer 2018, directed by Bijan Sheibani.