Fat Girls Don’t Dance is the stunning debut Fringe performance from Maria Ferguson that incorporates dance and spoken word into a performance that addresses issues of body image in today’s society and within the dance community in particular.
Ferguson’s talent as an artist is evident as she performs her autobiographical piece exploring her own experiences with her body and food. Her personality shines through and brings the piece to life with comedy and emotion that every member of the audience can relate to. Incredibly multi-talented, she captures the importance of body positivity and the struggles of difficult relationships with food in a unique and moving way.
Fat Girls Don’t Dance will bring you both laughter and sadness as you follow Ferguson’s journey, leaving you speechless and thoroughly entertained by the end.
Words: Nastassia Sutherland
Fat Girls Don’t Dance, Underbelly Cowgate, Aug 20-29, 2.50pm