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A New Step for Hunter Theatre: ‘Dance Nation’

Hunter Theatre Company’s fall production, “Dance Nation,” tells the story of a teen troupe competing for a spot at a national championship in Tampa Bay, Florida. The play explores moments of sexuality, friendship and identity for 13-year-old girls.

In its off-Broadway run, “Dance Nation” caused a stir with its uncensored depiction of adolescence. Reviewers described the show as “much weirder and darker than its subject matter” (Vulture) but also as “a delight to have your sense of reality completely thrown off several times” (The Wrap).

“This play is something like you’ll never see, especially at Hunter College, especially at any university,” said Talisa Velazquez, an actress in “Dance Nation” and a junior studying Latin-American art and performance. Watch the video below to discover more about “Dance Nation” and the actors behind the production.

The show, directed by senior Annika Prager, runs from October 17 to October 19. Tickets are free and students can reserve seats online.

 

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