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Dance Nation

Tickets:
$27+
Type of Show:
Play
Box Office:
Theatre Cedar Rapids
Email:
tickets@theatrecr.org
Phone:
319-366-8591
Website:
https://www.theatrecr.org
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Dance Nation

March 20, 2022 @ 2:30 pm

| $27

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By Clare Barron

Somewhere in America, an army of pre-teen, competitive dancers plots to unleash their POWER and take over the world. But in this unapologetically candid portrayal of the mysteries of adolescence, these young dancers have more than choreography on their minds. Each plié and jeté puts them one step further from childhood and one step closer to discovering their own identities, amidst a raucous pageant of ferocious ambition.

With all parts played by adult actors aged 18 – 80+, focus is drawn to the memory of the body and the memories that live in the body. A refreshingly unorthodox play, Clare Barron’s Dance Nation, a Pulitzer Prize Finalist, conveys the joy and abandon of dancing, alongside the changes to body and mind of its preteen characters as they peer over the precipice toward adulthood.

Content Advisory: This show contains strong language, depictions of self-harm, descriptions and simulations of sexual activity and descriptions of violence.

As always, TCR strives to make your experience as safe and enjoyable as possible. Up-to-date visitor information may be found here

Production Team

  • Choreographer/Movement Director: Megan Robinson
  • Stage Manager: Kelly Shriver
  • Assistant Director: Noel VanDenBosch
  • Lighting Designer: E. Haywood
  • Scenic Designer: Jason Blue Herbert
  • Costume Designer: Jess Helberg
  • Sound Designer: Colten Langfitt
  • Intimacy Director: Carrie Ferguson Pozdol
  • Blood and Gore Consultant: Matthew Clay
  • Properties Designer: CJ Mobberly
  • Technical Director: Jason Blue Herbert

Cast

  • Dance Teacher Pat: Jessica Link
  • Amina: Megan Robinson
  • Zuzu: Genesis Hartle
  • Maeve: Jordan Arnold
  • Connie: Christi Engelmann
  • Sofia: Anna Slife
  • Luke/God Mic: Matthew James
  • Ashlee: Andriana Vega
  • Zuzu’s Mom/Dance Team: Erin Lauer
  • Minda/Luke’s Mom/Dance Team: Noel VanDenBosch
  • Vanessa/Sophia’s Mom/Dance Team: Lauren Galliart

By Clare Barron

Somewhere in America, an army of pre-teen, competitive dancers plots to unleash their POWER and take over the world. But in this unapologetically candid portrayal of the mysteries of adolescence, these young dancers have more than choreography on their minds. Each plié and jeté puts them one step further from childhood and one step closer to discovering their own identities, amidst a raucous pageant of ferocious ambition.

With all parts played by adult actors aged 18 – 80+, focus is drawn to the memory of the body and the memories that live in the body. A refreshingly unorthodox play, Clare Barron’s Dance Nation, a Pulitzer Prize Finalist, conveys the joy and abandon of dancing, alongside the changes to body and mind of its preteen characters as they peer over the precipice toward adulthood.

Content Advisory: This show contains strong language, depictions of self-harm, descriptions and simulations of sexual activity and descriptions of violence.

As always, TCR strives to make your experience as safe and enjoyable as possible. Up-to-date visitor information may be found here

Production Team

  • Choreographer/Movement Director: Megan Robinson
  • Stage Manager: Kelly Shriver
  • Assistant Director: Noel VanDenBosch
  • Lighting Designer: E. Haywood
  • Scenic Designer: Jason Blue Herbert
  • Costume Designer: Jess Helberg
  • Sound Designer: Colten Langfitt
  • Intimacy Director: Carrie Ferguson Pozdol
  • Blood and Gore Consultant: Matthew Clay
  • Properties Designer: CJ Mobberly
  • Technical Director: Jason Blue Herbert

Cast

  • Dance Teacher Pat: Jessica Link
  • Amina: Megan Robinson
  • Zuzu: Genesis Hartle
  • Maeve: Jordan Arnold
  • Connie: Christi Engelmann
  • Sofia: Anna Slife
  • Luke/God Mic: Matthew James
  • Ashlee: Andriana Vega
  • Zuzu’s Mom/Dance Team: Erin Lauer
  • Minda/Luke’s Mom/Dance Team: Noel VanDenBosch
  • Vanessa/Sophia’s Mom/Dance Team: Lauren Galliart