Black Box

Dance Nation

by Clare Barron

Directed by Audrey Erickson '20

Somewhere in America, an army of pre-teen competitive dancers plots to take over the world. And if their new routine 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.

“Dance Nation” conjures the passionate ambivalence of early adolescence with such being-there sharpness and poignancy that you’re not sure whether to cringe, cry or roar with happiness.” – NEW YORK TIMES

“Adventurous and sparkling, Barron is a sharp, clear, virtuosic voice.” ―TIME OUT NEW YORK

Production Info


Dates & Tickets

April 10-18, 2020
Tickets are not availabile at this time