Fertile Ground the North East's inspiring and aspiring contemporary dance company.
2018 Fully Grounded


NEW Fertile Ground (FG) is the North East’s only early career repertory dance company employing dancers who are based or trained in the NE. FG offers performances and workshops across the North-East region and beyond, showcasing great talent performing in theatres, galleries and outdoor spaces.

FG proudly announces the appointment of Malgorzata Dzierzon and Renaud Wiser as the new Artistic Directors of the company. Malgorzata and Renaud bring to Fertile Ground exceptional choreographic artistic vision, leadership and curatorial ambition. Both are members of New Movement Collective, a London based Associate Company to Rambert Dance, and have worked internationally as well as closer to the FG stomping ground in the North East.

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Fully Grounded is our new double bill of world premieres by choreographers ReGina Wielingen and Robby Graham. Exploring ‘Borders and barriers real and imagined between peoples and cultures’ – gritty dance for gritty times, the new ensemble performs across the region with the premiere on Wednesday April 25th, Arts Academy, Bede Campus, Sunderland College!

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“Bring on the next five years – absolutely fabulous!” – Audience member, Lucia season launch event 2017

“Listening to dancer Emma Palmer speak…, 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.

“During this section 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!” – Peter Lathan British Theatre Guide May 2106 About Elephant Dances Choreography Dora Frankel

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