2018 Fully Grounded


Fully Grounded, a rich, immersive, exciting double bill drawing audiences into the sensory and affirming power of dance.

25/04/2018 – 19:00: Sunderland Arts Academy
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15/06/2018 – 12:30: Trinity Square
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17/06/2018 – 17:00: Gosforth Civic Theatre
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22/06/2018 – 19:00: The Maltings Henry Travers Studio
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23/06/2018 – 19:30: Dance City
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30/06/2018 – 14:30: National Glass Centre Sunderland
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12/07/2018 – 16:45: Sunderland Tall Ships
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14/07/2018 19:00: Thought Foundation
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21/07/2018 13:00: Jarrow Hall
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Flashpoint: Robby Graham
Robby has a uniquely compelling choreographic vision and is one of the most sought after artists in the UK. Flashpoint explores the literal barriers in Northern Ireland his home country highlighting the impact of the ‘Peace Wall’ and the flashpoints.
“I grew up in Belfast looking at the wall from my garden. I went through humiliating searches every time we went through as a child, whole family turfed out of car and luggage thrown round the street. These manned gaps in the wall would act as Flashpoints for violence” – Robby

Leemte: ReGina Wielingen
Leemte is Dutch for a space where something or someone is missing
“We wanted to be there and here. Travelled, in and out of space. So often we had trespassed, like they, our ancestors, crossing the land from one tribe to the next, from village to city to suburb.” – Regina
Using text as a starting point Gina’s choreography investigates migration and how it affects our feelings of home and identity, often bringing sorrow and loss. Born in the Netherlands her own rich cultural heritage and wide travel brings a deep understanding of dispossessed peoples.

For a taste of our past work you can view last season’s promos below.

The company has an extensive participatory programme including workshops and residencies, masterclasses and talks. Contact catherine@fertileground.org.uk to book your event and to discuss what may suit your school, college or community group.

To book Fully Grounded please contact ad@fertileground.org.uk

We welcome expressions of interest from graduate and early career dancers based or trained in the North East. Send your cv and a video link to ad@fertileground.org.uk

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