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An actor in front of a blue background is dancing.
An actor in front of a blue background is dancing.

Dance Nation

By Clare Barron, Directed by Bijan Sheibani

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27 Aug — 6 Oct 2018

“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 this summer, directed by Bijan Sheibani (The Brothers Size, Young Vic; Barber Shop Chronicles, National Theatre).

Photo: Karla Crome and Ria Zmitrowicz photographed by Clara Giaminard

Writer Clare Barron
Director Bijan Sheibani
Choreographer Aline David
Set Design Samal Blak
Costume Design Moritz Junge
Lighting Lee Curran
Sound and Composition Marc Teitler
Casting Amy Ball
Casting Assistant Chandra Ruegg
Costume Supervisor Claire Wardroper
Hair and Make-up Design Giuseppe Cannas
Dialect Coach Brett Tyne
Fight Director Bret Yount
Resident Director Hannah Joss

Brendan Cowell
Nancy Crane
Karla Crome
Miranda Foster
Sarah Hadland
Kayla Meikle
Irfan Shamji
Manjinder Virk
Ria Zmitrowicz