Dance Nation

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Dance Nation
By Clare Barron
Directed by Sarah Gazdowicz

Pre-teen competitive dancers prepare for Nationals, and their number’s coveted solo has yet to be assigned. As the pressure of the looming competition builds, the dancers must navigate shifting ground–changing bodies and bursting ambitions–together. Clare Barron’s Dance Nation presents the euphoric highs and devastating lows of dawning adolescence alongside a shared devotion to art that can bring a group together and bring you back to yourself.

Please be advised that this play contains haze, strong language, discussions of suicide, violence, self-harm, sexual violence, sexual themes, and depictions of self-harm, violence and simulated masturbation.

Friday, Feb. 2 at 8 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 3 at 8 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 4 at 2 p.m.
Wednesday, Feb. 7 at 8 p.m.
Thursday, Feb. 8 at 8 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 9 at 8 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 10 at 8 p.m.

"Dance Nation" is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc.

Purchase your tickets in advance through Hancher Box Office by calling 319-335-1160 or online through their website.
The Box Office at the Theatre Building opens one hour prior to the performance, with tickets on an as-available basis, unless the production is sold out.

Friday, February 2, 2024 8:00pm
Saturday, February 3, 2024 8:00pm
Sunday, February 4, 2024 2:00pm
Wednesday, February 7, 2024 8:00pm
Thursday, February 8, 2024 8:00pm
Friday, February 9, 2024 8:00pm
Saturday, February 10, 2024 8:00pm
Theatre Building
David Thayer Theatre
200 North Riverside Drive, Iowa City, IA 52242
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