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Arts and Performance

Dance Nation

March 24, 2023April 2, 2023 EDT

Syracuse Stage/Drama Theater Complex

By Clare Barron | Directed by Katherine McGerr

March 24 – April 2 | Opening Night: March 25

“This is a play about 13-year-old girls. It’s also a play about women, ambition, and desire,” writes Clare Barron about her 2017 Susan Blackburn Prize-winning play Dance Nation. Set in the pressure cooker milieu of an impending national dance competition, Barron takes us into the insular world of a team from Liverpool, Ohio, to expose their rivalries, competitiveness, support, and joy, and to reveal not only their sensitivities and insecurities but their fierce undeniable power. A refreshingly unorthodox play that conveys the joy and abandon of dancing, while addressing the changes to body and mind of its characters as they peer over the precipice toward adulthood.

This event was first published on September 23, 2022 and last updated on February 23, 2023.


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