UTNT (UT New Theatre): Choreomaniac, 1518


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By Malena Pennycook
Directed by Caley Chase 

It's 16th century France and everything is horrible. There's bubonic plague, major agricultural collapse, mass starvation and the leadership is completely corrupt. In the midst of all this, a potato farmer named Mika gets up and begins to dance. She writhes, she shimmies and she shakes as if she has no control over her body. Meanwhile in the Black Forest, a failed labor rebellion leads to the beheading of a child. Suddenly, others begin dancing too. When the clergy tries to contain them, it leads to 400 people dancing in history’s first ever recorded club. Cue techno music. These are the choremaniacs. This is their story. (And it is completely true. Seriously, you can look it up. It's amazing.)

Contains mature content and themes; performance includes elements of strobe and the use of haze. 

February 29 at 7:30 p.m. 
March 2 at 7:30 p.m.
March 3 at 2:00 p.m. 

Learn more about UTNT (UT New Theatre) 2023 here. 

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