Men & Girls Dance brings together two very different groups of performers: adult, male professional contemporary dancers, and girls who dance for fun.
Men & Girls Dance is a celebration of the rights of adults and children to be together, to play together and to dance together. At times playful, at times provocative, emotionally charged, and deeply political, Men & Girls Dance is a celebration of tenderness, empathy, care, protection and love.
Created for an adult audience, Men & Girls Dance continues Fevered Sleep’s ambition to encourage audiences to think differently about the world and to start conversations.
Thanks to Arts Council Strategic Touring funds, a series of performance residencies took place between March and October2016. During each of these residencies, we worked with a new company of girls from the local area. In Spring 2017, we held a residency at The Place in London, and in Summer 2017, the project will be taking place at Tate Britain .
To keep up to date with Men & Girls Dance you can visit the microsite menandgirlsdance.com, follow #fsMenAndGirls on Twitter, or sign up to our mailing list. If you are interested in hosting a version of the project, please email email@example.com.
Tate Britain in London, dates TBA
The Place in London
13th – 15th & 18th – 22nd April at 7.30, plus a matinee at 2.30pm on 22nd April
Quarterhouse in Folkestone
Fri 8th April 7.00pm | Sat 9th April 2.30pm, 7.30pm
Lawrence Batley Theatre in Huddersfield
Fri 3rd June 7.30pm | Sat 4th June 7.30pm
The Lowry in Salford
Thu 11th August | Fri 12th August
Dance4 in Nottingham
Thu 25th August | Fri 26th August | Sat 27th August
South East Dance in Brighton
Thu 27th October | Fri 28th October | Sat 29th October
Research & Development so far
The following venues have hosted the project:
The Place, London, June 2013
The Point, Eastleigh, August 2013
Greenwich Dance, London, August 2015
The Men & Girls Dance Newspaper
As part of the project we publish a newspaper, including pieces written by people who live and work in each city the project is recreated in. It is a collection of creative writing on the themes of the project, such as love, empathy and trust.