Dance Nation
By Clare Baron
Directed by Sarah Gazdowicz

David Thayer Theatre | UI Theatre Building

Please be advised that this play contains haze, strong language, discussions of suicide, violence, self-harm, sexual violence, sexual themes, and depictions of self-harm, violence, and simulated masturbation.

You may download a copy of our program here.

Pre-teen competitive dancers prepare for Nationals, and their number’s coveted solo has yet to be assigned. As the pressure of the looming competition builds, the dancers must navigate shifting ground–changing bodies and bursting ambitions–together. Clare Barron’s Dance Nation presents the euphoric highs and devastating lows of dawning adolescence alongside a shared devotion to art that can bring a group together and bring you back to yourself.

"Dance Nation" is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc.

Special thanks to Harry's Custom Trophies in Coralville for their donation of trophies used in the show!

Friday, Feb. 2 at 8 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 3 at 8 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 4 at 2 p.m.
Wednesday, Feb. 7 at 8 p.m.
Thursday, Feb. 8 at 8 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 9 at 8 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 10 at 8 p.m.

Purchase your tickets in advance through Hancher Box Office by calling 319-335-1160 or online through their website.
The Box Office at the Theatre Building opens one hour prior to the performance, with tickets on an as-available basis, unless the production is sold out.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact the Department of Theatre Arts at 319-335-2700 in advance of the event.