Wed 6 Oct to Sun 17 Oct

Fevered Sleep

8 Tender Solitudes [ONLINE FILM]

FREE but booking required

This short dance film made during the third UK lockdown in early 2021, evokes what we lost when we were no longer able to touch.

8 Tender Solitudes was created in collaboration with seven extraordinary dancers, each performing alone. Featuring a soaring score by composer Kate Whitley, it’s made from yearning and sensuality, anger and frustration, grief, memory and love.

Over the last year, we’ve had to learn new ways to connect with our friends and our loved ones. We’ve met each other at a distance, but rarely skin to skin. We’ve become fearful of breath, hugging and intimacy, and we’ve thought we might never be touched again. When we’ve lived like this for so long, can touch ever be the same?

Fevered Sleep's latest live show We Are Not Finished is at The Place 10-13 Nov. Click HERE for more information.

How to watch

8 Tender Solitudes is available to watch online for FREE (booking required) from Wed 6 Oct, 10am  (BST) - Sun 17 Oct, 10pm (BST).

Please note: Once you have booked you will receive an E-Ticket to your registered email address (please check your spam folder), which will contain the necessary webpage link to access the film as many times as you link until Sun 17 Oct, 10pm (BST).
If you do not receive an E-ticket after booking please contact

Production Credits:
Choreography, Direction, Editing: David Harradine & Sam Butler
Composition: Kate Whitley
Musicians: 12 Ensemble
Dancers: Benedicta Valentina Mamuini, Elise Norgate, Hugh Stanier, Jasmine Chiu, Karen Callaghan, Keiana Wolfe, Nathan Goodman
Online Editor: Adam Lewis
Film Consultant: Fergus Dingle
First Assistant Director: Louisa Borg-Costanzi Potts
Line Producer: Amy Davies Dolamore

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Duration: 15 mins
Venue: at The Place

This event is part of Autumn Season 2021

Available online

Autumn Season 2021

We're delighted to announce a fantastic programme of live performances as well as opportunities to engage with dance online.

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