DANCE NATION opening weekend | New subscription offer

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Dance Nation is in a realm of its own. If you were once young, see this play.

If you’ve ever cared so much you could explode, or despaired so much you might implode, see this play. If you think hope is a thing worth holding, see it.

And if you wanted to be a dancer, or an astrophysicist, or a surgeon, obviously see it.

Clare Barron’s tender but frank relationship with her subjects is disarming, funny, and occasionally heartbreaking. Dance Nation captivates the imagination and recalls youth in all its unbridled glory. You might recognise a flash of some former self. Or catch a glimpse of a world you daren’t dream exists.

It does exist. It’s raw, beautiful and terrifying. It’s waiting for you in our theatre.

See you there,

Ella Caldwell
Artistic Director


by Clare Barron

Featuring Brett Cousins, Caroline Lee, Zoe Boesen, Casey Filips,
Shayne Francis, Hannah Fredericksen, Natalie Gamsu,
Tariro Mavondo & Georgina Naidu

Director Maude Davey

Set & Costume Design Adrienne Chisholm

Lighting Design Clare Springett

Sound Design Peter Farnan

Assistant Director Angelica Clunes

Choreography Holly Durant

Production Manager Greg Clarke

 Stage Manager Stephanie Young

 Assistant Stage Manager Diane Pereira

Duration: 100 minutes, no interval

Click above to watch DANCE NATION trailer on Vimeo

Trailer by Dushan Philips.
Sound by Peter Farnan.

Running till 14 April
Book now.

Introducing the Flexi-4 Subscription!

Choose any 4 plays from the 2019 season and save!
Can’t decide what to see? We’ve put together some suggestions for you, or you can choose your own combination!

Women at the 4front 
Dance Nation
 – Clare Barron
Escaped Alone – Caryl Churchill
Control – Keziah Warner
Oil – Ella Hickson

4tune of Humanity
Escaped Alone – Caryl Churchill
Pomona – Alistair McDowall
Control – Keziah Warner
Oil – Ella Hickson

4ce Majeure
Dance Nation – Clare Barron
Pomona – Alistair McDowall
Control – Keziah Warner
Oil – Ella Hickson

Break the 4th Wall
Dance Nation – Clare Barron
Wakey Wakey – Will Eno
Escaped Alone – Caryl Churchill
Oil – Ella Hickson

Something 4 Everyone
Dance Nation – Clare Barron
Wakey Wakey – Will Eno
Mystery – TBC
Control – Keziah Warner

Book your Flexi-4 subscription here or call (03) 9533 8083!

Around Town

Phillip Adams BalletLab celebrates their 20th year with a seemingly incongruous blend of balletic opulence, pop culture references and a sublime saturation of the colour pink in new performance ‘Glory.’ Premiering 19-23 March at Temperance Hall for Dance Massive, ‘Glory’ splices together revelations and experiences of the divine. Tickets:

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