Men & Girls Dance

The Guardian’s Top 10 Theatre Shows of 2016

The Evening Standard’s Best Dance Shows in 2017


Runner-Up - Social and Community Impact Award, The Guardian University Awards

Nominee - Research Project of The Year, Humanities and Social Sciences

The Times Higher Education Awards 2017

Men & Girls Dance by Fevered Sleep brings together two very different groups of performers: adult, male professional contemporary dancers, and girls who dance for fun.

At times playful, at times thought-provoking, Men & Girls Dance celebrates the rights of adults and children to be together, to play together and to dance together. It’s a joyful celebration of tenderness, empathy, and love.

After a successful tour in 2016 and two weeks of performances at The Place in London in spring 2017, Men & Girls Dance took place at Tate Britain this summer, presented by Tate London’s Early Years and Families Learning Programme. In this brand new version, the dancers met in a series of playful encounters reimagined for the unique setting of the Walk Through British Art Galleries.

As part of the project, we produce a newspaper featuring creative writing on the themes of the work, and a pop up space where people can talk about Men & Girls Dance called The Talking Place.


“In a time of ever-increasing suspicion and abuse a theatrical undertaking such as this is challenging taboos. Fevered Sleep’s quietly radical, hour-long effort wears its importance with a creditable lightness and grace.”  ★★★★ The Times

“Men and Girls Dance is brave and exquisitely beautiful”, “an utter delight: sometimes comic, often tender and frequently exuberant” The Guardian  

"Direct and vital" ★★★★ The Stage

“Seeing these men and girls dancing happily together was a little piece of normality, beautifully presented” Dancing Times

"A unique, timely and unforgettable dance work that will make you laugh, cry and think... Unmissable" ★★★★★ Everything Theatre

"Believe the hype. Men & Girls Dance is exactly what the world needs right now...This is gold dust." ★★★★★ Bachtrack

"The work is a touching and joyful demonstration of optimism about us humans in an increasingly bleak age" ★★★★ Dance Tabs