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‘Anywhere is a Dancefloor’ is a new collaboration between choreographer Jaii Guest and drag artist & cultural producer Fatt Butcher. Through celebrating the creativity, resilience, and fierce spirit of Birmingham’s LGBTQ+ nightlife community this new work is an invitation to the city to create their own dancefloors anywhere and everywhere!

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  • February 2023 – Beijing Queer Film Festival – Love Queer Cinema Week, Beijing, CHINA.
  • December 2022 – Short Film Factory, Bucharest, ROMANIA.
  • November 2022 – Transition International Queer Film Festival, Vienna, AUSTRIA.
  • October 2022 – Sweden Film Awards, Stockholm, SWEDEN.
  • October 2022 – Dare to Dance in Public Film Festival – Round 5, Los Angeles, USA.
  • October 2022 – Fifth Wall Fest, PHILIPPINES.
  • October 2022 – Thessaloniki International G.L.A.D Film Festival (LGBTI+), Thessaloniki, GREECE.
  • September 2022 – SHORT to the Point – Târgu Mureș, ROMANIA
  • September 2022 – Screen Dance International, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
  • August 2022 – Out & Loud – Pune International Queer Film Festival, Pune, INDIA.
  • July 2022 – Brighton Rocks Film Festival, Brighton, UK.
  • June 2022 – KAHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival, Mumbai, INDIA.
  • June 2022 – Suberbia Cinema, Manchester, UK.
  • May 2022 – Flatpack Festival, Birmingham, UK.
  • December 2021 – Color’s of Love: International Queer Film Festival, Punjab, INDIA.
  • December 2021 – London Lift-Off Film Festival, London, UK.
  • April 2021 – Birmingham International Dance Festival, Birmingham, UK.


  • WINNER of Best LGBT Pride Celebration Film – Color’s of Love International Queer Film Festival
  • WINNER of Best Short Film – Thessaloniki International G.L.A.D Film Festival (LGBTI+)
  • WINNER of Best Film in Music & Dance Category – Short Film Factory
  • Semi-Finalist in LGBT Film Category – Sweden Film Awards
Fatt Butcher
Fatt Butcher
Jason Guest
Jason Guest

Fatt Butcher commented

‘We are overjoyed to receive this commission and to create new dance film with celebrates the tenacity and spirit of Birmingham’s incredible LGBTQ+ nightlife community. After the pandemic shut down queer spaces overnight, we’re particularly proud to bring queer dance culture out into the open’.


  • Director, Cinematography and Edited by Mathew Beckett
  • Concept and Music by Adam Carver
  • Concept and Choreography by Jaii Andrew Guest
  • Assistant Director/Producer – Anna Clifford
  • Commissioned by DanceXchange (FABRIC)
  • Produced by Motion Dance Collective in Association with River Rea Films
  • Producers: Matthew Critchfield & Anna Clifford
  • Production Co-ordinator: Sandra Figueiredo
  • DanceXchange Producers: Lucie Mirkova, Rosie Clements & Emily Labhart
  • CAST: Black Peppa, Chanda John, Joey Taylor, Simone Mendez, Mama Mamba, Jay Andre, Jason Andrew Guest (Luna Myztique), Blue Romantic, Lacy Lou, Fatt Butcher, Christian Gay & Yshee Black
  • Camera Operator: Johnny Rhodes
  • 1st Assistant Camera: Sam Kemp
  • Jib Operator: Christopher Hood
  • Sound Recordist and Designer: Ollie Smith
  • Make Up Artists: Liam Hall Shelton/LILITH & Quinn Bragginton
  • Music Production: Charles Cragg & Adrain Kimberlain
  • Music Mixing: Adam Green
  • Production Runners: Genavieve Decaria, Tansy Rawlings & Jade Smith
  • Production Marshalls: Lucie Mirkova & Jamaal O’Driscoll
  • Running Time: 7 minutes 54 seconds