A ballerina dressed in pink in front of a mirror in a dance studio with her left leg on point, looking at her own reflection

DANCE NATION

BY CLARE BARRON
PRESENTED BY ALRA & ROSE BRUFORD

Dance Nation is a celebration of our bodies, our sexualities, and of the desire to achieve – particularly sitting in a woman’s body. This is what the company has been fascinated by – how women take up space; how saying aloud that wanting to be successful needs to exist loudly on our stages for women – because, for the most part, we are not allowed to be as direct, brash or honest about our demands and desires.

Clare Barron puts this centre stage for us, and we’ve gone for it. It’s been exciting to watch the company explore and develop as they build in confidence in their own bodies and voices. This is very much a play about how much we can put our bodies through, and how resilient we can be.

It is also about sisterhood and allyship and how that fits into our ambition and desire. It’s about growing up into women. There are moments of such joy and such heartache; it is a visceral re-imagining of our own upbringings within it.

This is a riot of a show, and we hope you enjoy it as much as we have, creating it for you.

Director, Lucy Curtis

6-8 JUL
7:30PM (WED-FRI)
2:30PM (FRI)
£6

DANCE NATION

BY CLARE BARRON
PRESENTED BY ALRA & ROSE BRUFORD

Dance Nation is a celebration of our bodies, our sexualities, and of the desire to achieve – particularly sitting in a woman’s body. This is what the company has been fascinated by – how women take up space; how saying aloud that wanting to be successful needs to exist loudly on our stages for women – because, for the most part, we are not allowed to be as direct, brash or honest about our demands and desires.

Clare Barron puts this centre stage for us, and we’ve gone for it. It’s been exciting to watch the company explore and develop as they build in confidence in their own bodies and voices. This is very much a play about how much we can put our bodies through, and how resilient we can be.

It is also about sisterhood and allyship and how that fits into our ambition and desire. It’s about growing up into women. There are moments of such joy and such heartache; it is a visceral re-imagining of our own upbringings within it.

This is a riot of a show, and we hope you enjoy it as much as we have, creating it for you.

Director, Lucy Curtis

6-8 JUL
7:30PM (WED-FRI)
2:30PM (FRI)
£6

Cast

Connie

Geethika Reddy

Maeve

Terri Sweeney

Zuzu

Sandra Belarbi

Amina

Elizabeth Green

Vanessa / The moms

Milly Sullivan

Dance Teacher Pat

George Malcher

Sofia

Olivia McAteer

Ashlee

Eve Lamb

Luke 

Inigo Robertson

Creative Team

Director

Lucy Curtis

Production Manager

Yanik Dijkstra

Stage Manager on Book

Kira Carlton

Lighting Designer

Matt Carnazza

Set & Costume Designer

Anna Kelsey

Sound Designer

Anna Wood

Centre Leader/Head of BA

George Richmond-Scott

Assistant Director

Jacob Wolstencroft

Choreographer

Gareth Mole

Costume Supervisor

Mike Lees

Movement Director

Angela Gasperetto

Vocal Coach

Gemma Maddock

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Health and Safety

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Accessibility

All performance spaces and facilities are fully wheelchair-accessible. For more info please contact Box Office on 0207 498 4699.

Ticket Collection

We operate a paperless box office system. You will be emailed a receipt once you have booked in advance. There is no need to print this off, just state your name at the box office on arrival.

Content Warnings

Please be advised there is a warning for blood, self harm, strong sexual language, and strobe lights.

Find out more here.

Age Recommendation

14+

Duration

2h 15m (including a 15 minute interval)

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