Men & Girls Dance

A new dance piece celebrating the rights of adults and children to be together, to play together and to dance together.

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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 will take place from March 2016. During each of these residencies, we will be working with a new company of girls from the local area.

To keep up to date with Men & Girls Dance you can visit the microsite, follow #fsMenAndGirls on Twitter, or sign up to our mailing list.  If you are interested in hosting a version of the project, please email

The next residency of Men & Girls Dance will be at The Place in April, for more information and to book your tickets visit The Place website



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

Dance4, Nottingham, October 2014, supported by the Jerwood Choreographic Research Project

Quarterhouse, Folkestone, January 2015, seeded by greenhousea Farnham Maltings initiative

Greenwich Dance, London, August 2015





Supported by

With additional support from:

The Place, The Point Eastleigh, Dance4, Quarterhouse, Greenwich Dance
Fevered Sleep/Young Vic production of
directed by David Harradine and Sam Butler

On Why Children Matter

In 2011, the writer Michael Morpurgo gave a public lecture on the cultural lives of children.  He questioned the value we give to the role of teachers, parents and artists in preparing children for independent life, outlining the low status attributed to work for children in the cultural sector: He said, “Whether we are talking about children’s theatre, children’s television programmes, children’s films, or children’s books, it is the same — you are at the bottom of the pile. It’s just for children. And even within these worlds, the younger the children concerned…the less status for those involved.” Some time… Read More

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