Dance Nation by Clare Barron

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Tuesday, November 5, 2019 7pm to 9pm

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The Colgate University Department of Theater is proud to present Dance Nation, a play by Clare Barron. Directed by April Sweeney. Performed by Colgate students and community members.

What could this play possible have to do with Antigone?
Somewhere in America, an army of pre-teen competitive dancers plot to take over the world. It is a world where one knows not the power she possesses because it is against one’s time, a world that fights for the allowance of female ambition and deep kinship of sisterhood through pain and sacrifice.

It is a raucous pageant of ambition and ferocity…It’s a brave, visceral, excitingly off-kilter barbaric yawp of a play. It’s angry and it’s sad. It’s brash and it’s funny. And it gets at something excruciatingly tender: the burden of modesty on young American women. It feels like a playwright declaring her manifesto: No more apologizing. No more downplaying my own talent. No more choosing nice over brilliant, nice over best. No more insidious, self-sacrificing, meek, accommodating, damaging fear.-- Sarah Holdren

Please note that this production contains mature themes.

Admission: Free (registration through Eventbrite is strongly encouraged)

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