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Dance Nation at Trustus Theatre

Presented by Trustus Theatre at Trustus Theatre, Columbia SC

Apr 29 2022
May 14 2022
Dance Nation at Trustus Theatre

Photo illustration by George Fulton Productions. Pictured: Martha Hearn, Julian Deleon, Ilene Fins, Tashera Pravato, Gaby Walker, Amber Coulter, and Layal Issa.

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 Nationals in Tampa Bay.

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. Trustus staff member Abigail McNeely directs the show with choreography by Brailey Johnson, assisted by Shaundra Moreland. The cast features Trustus company members Martha Hearn, Jonathan Monk, and Tashera Pravato, and Emeritus company member Ilene Fins; Amber Coulter,

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$28 tickets

$23 military, student, or senior

Contact: 8032549732


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Dance Nation is sponsored by Prisma Health. A talkback on “the adolescent experience” will follow the May 1st matinee at 5:15pm, and will include Dr. Peter Loper, Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, Prisma Health Children’s Hospital–Midlands, as well as creatives from the show. All are welcome to attend the talkback.

* Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.


Trustus Theatre

520 Lady Street, Columbia, SC 29201

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