2017 The Year of Root Growth

 Enjoy dance – participate in our fulfilling and exciting workshops!


The Leap our June education project brought dance to 151 children and 398 audience across the North East!
“Everyone was focused on the dance and had a not good, not great, but spectacular performance. The parents were sat there gob smacked and with jaws dropped” – Year 5 child, Bede Community Primary School

We would like to thank Sir James Knott Trust, The Joicey Trust and The Maltings for their commitment to support this project. Please help us keep our fees as low as possible by donating today!

If you would like more information or to book a workshop or career talk from October onwards please contact info@fertileground.org.uk


#doordancewave poster In collaboration with Helix Arts.We have concluded our successful project #doordancewave with Helix Arts, a dance project with and for the people of Walker. We’ve had so much fun! Watch Alys North, Emma Palmer and the rest of the gang on our videos and watch out for the Instagram posts!

Our partners.

We are always looking to expand on our existing partnerships and establish new collaborations that bring us closer to our goal of bringing inspirational dance performances and opportunities to new audiences, in new settings, and ensuring the North East becomes ‘the place’ for dance.

We have well established relationships with the region’s universities and further education colleges: Sunderland, Northumbria and Teesside University, and Newcastle and Sunderland College where we are proud to be their Associate Company performing in Arts Academy, Bede Campus every year.

The Bowes Museum: Designers and artists have a long tradition of working with dance. Artistic Director, Dora Frankel collaborates with The Bowes Museum to develop a new works inspired by the museum collections.

The Maltings Berwick-upon-Tweed: Moving Boundaries is a long-term project with The Maltings, involving dance workshops and performances. We are in residence for a week each year giving workshops and presenting our performance in the Henry Travers Studio. This year there is no performance but we will still be in residence on June 29th and 30th giving workshops to local schools!

We have a very special relationship with Northumbria Newcastle Business School and would like to thank them for their advice and support since 2016.

If you are interested in partnership activities long-term or short-term do get in touch at info@fertileground.org.uk to discuss your ideas and needs.

Fertile Ground commissions a range of exciting work from regional, national and international choreographers. We welcome expressions of interest from choreographers from differing backgrounds. Please send a letter, cv and video links to Dora Frankel dora@fertileground.org.uk

Others Ways to be Involved.

You can learn a lot about being in a dance company by being on placement or work experience with us. We also offer internships and work experience to University media, marketing and business students and graduates. We are excited to welcome three young people from Oxclose Community Academy Washington for the second year!

To find out more, contact your course leader or teacher or just contact info@fertileground.org.uk to make an enquiry.

Fertile Ground welcomes the support of Volunteers. We don’t advertise Volunteer placements so, if you’re keen please just contact info@fertileground.org.uk or pop in to our office on the 2nd floor of Dance City and let us know how we can help you to help us!

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