Co-Produced with State Theatre Company South Australia
Somewhere in America, away from the bright lights, a group of young teen girls prepare for the most important event of their lives – a dance show contest. But all the anxieties and confusions of the adult world come sashaying on stage, revealing a dog-eat-dog drama. The girls are played by adult women, as if they’re reliving past agonies and triumphs.
This is a comic play of memory and feminist power, and a subtly subversive exploration of the time of life when the demons get in.
This came out of America and has taken the world by storm. Theatrically playful, unapologetically ratbaggy, with a great ensemble of adult performers playing the teen dancers, this one promises to be as intriguing as it is entertaining. – Eamon Flack, Artistic Director
★★★★ – The Guardian UK
★★★★1/2 – “Wild, funny, ferocious drama” – Time Out
Dance Nation is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc., a Concord Theatricals Company.
Set & Costume Designer Jonathon Oxlade
Lighting Designer Alexander Berlage
Composer Luke Smiles
Sound Designer Andrew Howard
Choreographer Larissa McGowan
Accent Coach Jennifer Innes
Assistant Director Clara Solly-Slade
Stage Manager Gabrielle Hornhardt
Assistant Stage Manager Brooke Kiss
Scott Theatre, Adelaide
21 Feb – 07 Mar