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Dance Nation

Guildhall School of Music & Drama

Two girls dancing, one with arm outstretched, pushing the other into the air, against a pastel coloured background

An army of competitive dancers is ready to take over the world, one routine at a time.

Dance Nation depicts the angst and the ecstasy of a troupe of pre-teens, a mixture of the frightened and the feral, thrust into a world of cut-throat dance competition.

With a battle for power and perfection raging on and off stage, Clare Barron's Dance Nation is a ferocious exploration of youth, ambition and self-discovery. Paul Foster directs this Guildhall School production.

Please note this production contains adult content and themes which are not suitable for children, including strong language, sexualised language, scenes of a sexual nature, depictions of blood and self-harm and references to cancer. There will also be strobe lighting, haze and gunshot sounds.

Presented by Guildhall School of Music & Drama

Running time: approx. 1 hour 40 minutes (no interval)

This amateur production of 'Dance Nation' is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals Ltd. on behalf of Samuel French Ltd.

Creative team & Cast

by Clare Barron

Paul Foster director
Cory Shipp set & costume designer
Alistair David movement director
Ethan Howlett lighting designer
Levi Meehan-Powell sound designer
Ben Shepherd video designer
Jonathan Waller fight director
Lucy Fennell intimacy director
Simon Money company voice work

Cast in order of appearance

Amina Iman Boujelouah
Zuzu Francesca Gilbert
Connie Arinder Sadhra
Vanessa Willy Ramnek Petri
Maeve Amber Gadd
Sofia Nora Knop
Ashlee Maisie Norma Seaton
Dance Teacher Pat Tristan Samek
Luke Willy Ramnek Petri
Zuzu’s Mom Maisie Norma Seaton
Luke’s Mom Nora Knop
Sofia’s Mom Amber Gadd

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