Dance Nation

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Pub Date: 11/13/2018

Pages: 96

Publisher: Oberon Books

Imprint: Oberon Books

ISBN 13: 9781786824837

ISBN 10: 1786824833

Price: $14.95

Dance Nation

By Clare Barron

Price: $14.95

Format:

Paperback

About the Book

WINNER: 2017 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize

“Maybe this is the year, this is the moment, this is the dance where your lives will start!”

Somewhere in America, a revolution is coming, an army of pre-teen competitive dancers plot to take over the world one routine at a time. And if their new routine is good enough, they’ll claw their way to the top at the Boogie Down Grand Prix in Tampa Bay.

But in Clare Barron’s raucous pageant of ambition and ferocity, these young dancers have more than choreography on their minds, because every plié and jeté is a step toward finding themselves, and a fight to unleash their power.

With a pre-teen battle for power and perfection raging on and off stage, Dance Nation is a ferocious exploration of youth, ambition and self-discovery.

‘insanely talented playwright Clare Barron… [has] sharpness and poignancy that you’re not sure whether to cringe, cry or roar with happiness… blazingly original.’ New York Times

"Riotous, rattling, sensational new play." Five Stars, Time Out New York

About the Book

WINNER: 2017 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize

“Maybe this is the year, this is the moment, this is the dance where your lives will start!”

Somewhere in America, a revolution is...

Author

Clare Barron is a Brooklyn-based writer. Clare’s play YOU GOT OLDER (2015 Obie award for Playwriting; nominee for 2015 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding New Play; finalist for the 2015 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize) received its world premiere through P73 under the direction of Anne Kauffman; BABY SCREAMS MIRACLE was recently produced at Woolly Mammoth, after having premiered as part of Clubbed Thumb’s 2013 SummerWorks Festival. Her play I’LL NEVER LOVE AGAIN was produced at the Bushwick Starr in 2016, and was a New York Times Critics’ Pick. Clare is the recipient of the 2014-2015 Paula Vogel Playwriting Award (Vineyard Theater), the 2014 P73 Playwriting Fellowship; she has received Sloan commissions from MTC and EST, and is also under commission to Lincoln Center Theater, and Playwrights Horizons. She is currently staffed on Maria Semple’s upcoming show on HBO, TODAY WILL BE DIFFERENT, starring Julia Roberts, and is also developing a project with Gran Via Productions attached for AMC.