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Fevered Sleep Bring Dance Piece MEN & GIRLS DANCE To Tate Britain


Fevered Sleep Bring Dance Piece MEN & GIRLS DANCE To Tate Britain

London-based arts company Fevered Sleep - described by the Guardian as 'boundary-smashing' - bring a new version of their highly acclaimed dance piece, 'MEN & GIRLS DANCE' to Tate Britain this summer. This adapted durational version has been specially re-worked for the gallery.

'Men & Girls Dance' will be performed at intervals between 2pm and 6pm in the collection displays (on the main floor) by six professional male dancers and a cast of nine girls aged between 8 and 11. Interaction between children and adults is part of everyone's experience and daily life, but can be subject to assumptions and stereotypes. This work offers an alternative perspective, a celebration of friendship and positive relationships.

Says Fevered Sleep's Co-Artistic Director David Harradine: "It's really exciting for us to have been invited to re-imagine Men & Girls Dance for the historic collection at Tate Britain. It opens up a whole new way for us to think about the material and its relationship to the audience. We'll be exploding the structure of the theatre version of the show, and turning it into a whole new piece that people will come across, perhaps unexpectedly, as they move through the spaces of the gallery. We can't wait to discover how it will work."

? Free to all Tate Britain visitors - no need to book

? The piece will be shown as a series of encounters in the gallery spaces

? The durational nature of the work means visitors are able to come and go and follow as they wish throughout the afternoon

Says Fevered Sleep Co-Artistic Director Sam Butler: "Tate Britain is full of historic artworks that show men and children at work, at rest and at play. We will subtly tease out connections between these works and the images, and choreography, in Men & Girls Dance."

Alex Farquharson, Tate Britain Director said 'We are pleased to present Fevered Sleep's Men & Girls Dance at Tate Britain in the galleries at Tate Britain as part of our summer activities for families. This thought-provoking work has been re-choreographed for the spaces at the gallery and will offer an alternative and celebratory perspective on interaction through dance.'

Presenting this iteration of Men & Girls Dance at Tate Britain, the home of British art, is a thrilling opportunity for the piece to reach many more people. "Tate Britain enjoys a high volume of visitors over the summer and an international audience for our work is a fantastic opportunity for us to reach people who may not normally encounter us," adds Sam Butler.

MEN & GIRLS DANCE - the cast at Tate Britain:


RoBert Clark (choreographer, dancer)

Nathan Goodman (Richard Alston, Shobana Jeyasingh)

Kip Johnson (Protein Dance, Charlotte Vincent)

Nick Lawson (Aletta Collins, Marc Brew Company)

Matthew Morris (DV8, Clod Ensemble)

Anwar Russell (Matthew Bourne)


Amber W.S., Hammersmith & Fulham

Belesther Huberson-Abie, Camden, Carlton Primary School

Chadni Miah, Camden, Netley Primary School

Maya Demetriou, Barnet, Martin Primary School

Molly Beasley-Martin, Haringey, Chestnuts Primary School

Momoka Taniguchi-Warren, Ealing, Horsenden Primary School

Neve Seekings, Camden, Christchurch Primary School

Pebbles Doughty-White, Lambeth, Clapham Manor Primary School

Rania Yarde, Lambeth, Sudbourne Primary School

Watch a trailer below!

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