Happy Father's Day artwork. Black background. Dani Harris-Walters (a young black man wearing a blue jumpers and black trousers) forms a straight line with his body, arms by his sides. He is tilted at a diagonal angle. In the top left corner, text that is formed out of illustrated sperm reads 'Happy Father's Day'.

Happy Father’s Day

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Happy Father’s Day is a reflective coming-of-age piece with a comedic edge created by Dani Harris-Walters. A heart-stirring journey that focuses on a vital relationship from an unexpected point of view. With the use of Hip Hop Dance, this engaging solo work navigates through a realm of anecdotal sketches with a fusion of movement, rap, animation and text.

This relatable and uniquely crafted work is the unconventional puberty lesson you wish you had during school.

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Happy Father’s Day is a fully-fledged theatrical triumph…

Graham Watts, Chairman of the Critics' Circle: Dance Section

The material is so good that he doesn’t need to be crude. He doesn’t resort to jokes. It all just flows like his chatting to his best friend.

David Meed, SeeingDance.com

His delivery is so natural and witty that the hip hop dance that punctuates and illustrates his seminal chatter feels seamless, an almost inevitable embodiment of a sperm’s excitable, tumbling, slyly sliding journey into blissful union.

Ka Bradley

The piece feels a bit like you’re watching a “cool” version of Sex Ed… Harris-Walters’ performance style is so enthusiastic and infectious that you can’t help but go along with it.

Pippa Sterk, The Strand: The Arts & Culture Magazine

An engaging storyteller he encourages the audience to egg him on and indeed we do, urging him on every step of the way whooping and cheering.

Anna Mortimer, Wonderful News Reviewer

Dani Harris-Walters – Writer & Performer

Dani Harris-Walters is a Dance Artist, Choreographer, Presenter, Teacher & DJ who immerses himself within realms of Hip Hop culture and theatre. An experienced and respected figure in the industry, he loves to experiment, reform and restructure movement from many dance styles to create a unique and distinctive dance language. He continues to work extensively with community groups and mentors aspiring young creatives all over the UK.

His ethos – “Be Present and just… ENJOY!”

Graduating from University of East London with a B.A Honours degree in Dance: Urban Practice, Dani propelled into the hip-hop theatre world working with Tony Adigun’s Avant Garde Dance (AG), touring nationally and internationally both The Black Album and Fagin’s Twist co-produced by The Place. touring the UK & China. After 12 years working with the company, Dani became an Associate Artist with AG and works closely with their young creatives programme AG2

His first job came as a professional dancer in the London Olympic Games 2012 Opening Ceremony being a part of the Second to the right, and straight on till morning cast, performing with NHS workers choreographed by Temujin Gil.

Within the dance theatre world he has also worked with many of the leading names including the Olivier Award Winner Botis Seva | Far From The Norm, Jeanefer Jean-Charles, Joseph Toonga | Just Us Dance Theatre, and Boy Blue in their production ‘Blak, Whyte, Grey’ touring the UK, America and Taiwan.

Creative Team
Performer & Writer – Dani Harris-Walters
Producer – Fern Crosbie
Lighting Designer – Ali Hunter
Dramaturge – Ashley J Francis
Animator – Jerome Rodgers-Blake
Fine Artist – Lee Putman

Music Credits
Southside Riddim – Southside Allstars
Incredible – M Beat feat. General Levy
Sheck Riddim – Unknown Artist
Real Rock – Sound Dimension
Dub – Kaelin Elis
Fall in Love – Miguel Atwood-Ferguson & Carlos Nino

Ages 11+ (suitable for younger viewers with parental discretion)

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