American Theatre Arts (BA Hons) in collaboration with the School of Design, Management and Technical Arts presents:
Dance Nation by Clare Barron
Nominated for the 2019 Pulitzer Prize.
Somewhere in America, an army of pre-teen competitive dancers plots to take over the world. 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. www.playwrightshorizons.org
Directed by Monique Touko
Choreography by Priscilla Lafayette Kwabi
Designed by Ellie King
Lighting design by Charley Hardwick
Venue: Barn Theatre
Wednesday 28 April – 7.30PM
Thursday 29 April – 2.30PM & 7.30PM
Friday 30 April – 2.30PM
Blue on Blue by Steven Dykes
Jinnee: a child of fire, not quite divine, having the power to assume various forms.
“It was the name given to protect her privacy, chosen because it captures, to a small measure, the fact that she emerged into human society past childhood, having existed previously as something other than fully human.” Susan Curtiss, Professor of Linguistics, UCLA.
A writer and a critic struggle to extract fact from fiction as their passion for each other is tested by an obsession with their work: her research into the life of a 'wild child', his fascination with a maverick film-maker.
Directed by Steven Dykes
Designed by Esther Jones
Lighting design by Ryan Cowley
Venue: Barn Theatre
Thursday 6 May – 7.30PM
Friday 7 May – 2.30PM & 7.30PM
Saturday 8 May – 2.30PM
Due to Covid-19 capacity restrictions, tickets will be limited to students and academics only. Unfortunately tickets will not be issued for general release. We appreciate your support and understanding during these challenging times and look forward to welcoming larger audiences when it is safe enough to do so.
Recommended age 14+
There are scenes of a physically intimate nature, gunshots and adult language in both productions.