Dayna Hanson

Dayna Hanson: Gloria's Cause

“Sublime moments that make smart use of its talented cast.” Seattle Times

“Enthralling and hilarious and beautiful and confusing in the certain way that only the best performances are.” The Stranger

As election-year politics heat up and the complexities of our nation’s history are given clashing revisions, this wildly inventive production inspired by the American Revolution takes on potent political charge. Celebrated choreographer and director Dayna Hanson blends live rock music, idiosyncratic dance and inventive theatrics to re-imagine key moments in American history, and creates a kinetic, darkly funny portrayal of the roots of America’s inequalities. With an incongruous movement style that incorporates gestures from professional sports and ’70s television, Hanson and her multidisciplinary cast smartly remix events that set a country in motion, and the motivations and meanings that continue to be debated today.

Funded in part with generous support from the National Performance Network (NPN) Performance Residency Program. Gloria's Cause is an NPN Creation Fund and Forth Fund Project co-commissioned by On the Boards in partnership with Under the Radar and NPN. For more information visit

The creation and presentation of Gloria's Cause is supported by the National Endowment for the Arts in cooperation with the New England Foundation for the Arts though the National Dance Project. Major support for NDP is provided by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, with additional support from the Community Connections Fund of the MetLife Foundation. Support from the NEA provides funding for choreographers in the early stages of their careers.

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THU 4/5
8:30 pm
FRI 4/6
8:30 pm
SAT 4/7
8:30 pm
SUN 4/8
7:00 pm

G - General Audience

M - REDCAT Members

ST - Students

CA - CalArts Students/Faculty/Staff