Fevered Sleep at Tate Britain

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London-based arts company Fevered Sleep will bring a new version of Men & Girls Dance to Tate Britain this summer, re-worked for the gallery.

Men & Girls Dance will be performed at intervals between 2PM and 6PM by six professional male dancers and nine girls aged between 8 and 11. Interaction between children and adults can be subject to assumptions; this work offers an alternative perspective: a celebration of friendship and positive relationships.

Fevered Sleep’s Co-Artistic Director David Harradine said, “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.”

Fevered Sleep's Co-Artistic Director Sam Butler added, “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.”

The event is free and there is no need to book as visitors are able to come and go as they wish throughout the afternoon.