Fertile Ground is the North East's only early career dance company.
2017 The Year of Root Growth

Fertile Ground JustGiving Graduate and early career dance company, bringing great dance to new places and spaces.

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Fertile Ground’s making the NE the place to dance – nurturing, challenging and inspiring a new generation of dance artists to develop and present inspirational and accessible dance for the people of the North

We are shaping up to create our 2018 double bill Fully Grounded working with our guest choreographers and have lots of autumn activities – watch this space for further details. 2017 culminates in Saint Lucia by Fertile Ground at Dance City on Wednesday December 13th from 4.30pm – a free event with donations.
Fully Grounded premieres in April and our shows are suitable for indoors, both theatres and galleries and outdoors and perfect for Festivals. Our workshops are suitable for all ages from Year 7.

Want to book a career talk, a workshop or performance?  Contact office@fertileground.org.uk

‘Listening to company member Emma Palmer speak following the performance, it was clear how the investment in dance in the North East has nourished her from school to becoming a professional. This company, who go from strength to strength, truly are the face of home grown North East dance- and they look good.’   Rosie Bradford Events Manager The Bowes Museum May 27th 2016 The Witham Barnard Castle

Fertile Ground (FG) was established in 2013 to give the best employment opportunities to early career dancers. We perform and give workshops across the region and beyond and are a project funded company.  FG needs and values the contributions and support of its’ patrons, partners and public to be able to develop it’s work and continue to offer the best workshops and performances at prices that every-one can afford.

To Donate follow the link below. To discuss a more tailored partnership opportunity, please contact our Artistic Director, Dora Frankel on 01912695581 or dora@fertileground.org.uk

You can download the feasibility study, 2015 & 2016 evaluations and latest Annual Report here.
Fertile Ground Annual Report for Nov 2015 – Nov 2016
Feasibility Study
2016 Evaluations
2015 Evaluations

Business Consultant Miriam Harte miriam@miriamharte.co.uk
For media and PR enquiries please contact press@fertileground.org.uk

…It is during this section that the piece provides us with one of those rare moments of delighted laughter as a “baby elephant” scuttles (“bounces” might be a better word!) sideways and on her knees across the back of the stage, a big smile on her face. The audience laughed aloud and there were even a few ‘Ahs’..
Peter Lathan British Theatre Guide May 2106 About Elephant Dances Choreography Dora Frankel

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