“… A delicious dance-theatre exploration of the ironies inherent in the American Revolution … a freewheeling corporeal romp.”
– Eliza Bent, American Theatre Magazine
This evening-length dance theater collage uses text, dance and live rock music to probe the failings of the American Revolution. With a nine-person cast, Gloria’s Cause presents a layered and gritty examination of the roots of America’s inequities.
Gloria’s Cause was created in part with support from MAP Fund, National Dance Project, National Performance Network, On the Boards, Under the Radar Festival, 4Culture and Seattle Office of Arts & Culture.
Gloria’s Cause is available to rent or buy through OntheBoards.TV.
Gloria’s Cause (2010)
with Maggie Brown, Dayna Hanson, Wade Madsen, Paul Moore, Peggy Piacenza, Dave Proscia, Pol Rosenthal and Jessie Smith
Choreographer/Director: Dayna Hanson
Visual Designer: Dave Proscia
Original Music: Today! (Maggie Brown, Dayna Hanson, Paul Matthew Moore and Dave Proscia)
Videography: Benjamin Kasulke
Dramaturgical Advisor: Heather Kravas
Production Coordinator: Jody Kuehner
Production Stage Manager: Heather Mayhew
Press and Interviews
- Susan Josephs. “American Revolution as ‘multimedia extravaganza’?
Count Dayna Hanson in.”
Los Angeles Times, April 1, 2012.
- Peter Dickinson. “Gloria’s Cause at Club PuSh.”
Performance, Place and Politics, January 27, 2011.
- R.A. Falkner. “Fusebox Festival: Dayna Hanson’s Gloria’s Cause.”
The Austinist, April 28, 2012.
- On the Boards: Heather Kravas interviews Dayna Hanson.
- A Canadian Perspective on Gloria’s Cause: Jessie Smith interviews Flick Harrison.