Ambition is not a dirty word. What would happen if we were all brave enough to be a little bit more ambitious? I think the world would change. – Reese Witherspoon
You have a dream. You want to win. You are prepared to fight anyone who stands in your way. But what if you’re 12? And the people in your way are your friends?
Do we get more or less ambitious when we grow up? In response to Dance Nation, this Almeida Questions panel examines adolescent ambition, what it means to be the best in a world that is unfair, and how teenage anxieties surrounding sex, shame and stardom affect us as adults.
Almeida Questions is an eclectic programme of pre-show discussions which consider some of the questions raised by the work on our stage. In each discussion, invited panellists dig into the key issues and ideas emerging from the show.