News: Men & Girls Dance: new dance piece celebrating the rights of adults and children to be together

Wednesday 20 April 2016 by Denise Drake

Men & Girls Dance (2015)
Photo: Benedict Johnson
Courtesy of Fevered Sleep

Fevered Sleep’s latest project, Men & Girls Dance, is a new dance piece celebrating the rights of adults and children to be together, to play together and to dance together. That relationship, though, has been tainted in recent years. Put the words ‘men’ and ‘girls’ in the same sentence and it’s likely to call to mind suspicions of abuse. This is what Fevered Sleep is hoping to challenge.

“We’re trying to provoke people to question what society seems to tell us about this relationship. It is provocative and it is political, but there’s nothing controversial about it” explains David Harradine, artistic director at Fevered Sleep.

Read the full article in the Guardian, 7 April 2016.

Men & Girls Dance will tour to Huddersfield, Salford, Nottingham and Brighton, between June and October 2016. More information and details of venues can be found on Fevered Sleep’s website.

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