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About Dance Nation

Dance Nation follows a troupe of pre-teens as they navigate the hyper-sexualised, ultra-competitive world of competition dance. In this world of sequined leotards and six-foot trophies, the dancers themselves – their needs, their hopes, their fears – matter least.

Dance Nation is a comical and excruciating look at the moment when girls become aware of their own power – and of its limits. Performed by a cast of mature women, the dissonance between a 13-year-old’s dreams and what they will ultimately achieve is stark.

Barron’s writing reminds us of the ferocity of the children we once were.

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A passionate, tender and defiant study of growing up in a confusing world.
Financial Times
A riotous, rattling, sensational new play.
Time Out New York

Red Stitch Actors Theatre

Rear, 2 Chapel Street, St Kilda, VIC 3183

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