Dance group is back in town

The North East's only graduate dance company will be returning to Berwick for a special performance tomorrow.

Thursday, 19th May 2016, 2:08 pm
Elephant Dances by Fertile Ground

Dancing the Road is the latest show by Fertile Ground.

The triple bill can be seen in the intimate surroundings of the Henry Travers Studio at The Maltings Theatre.

Matthew Rooke, The Maltings Theatre’s Artistic Director, invited Fertile Ground back to Berwick for the second time as part of his commitment to bring high quality contemporary dance to the town.

Dora Frankel, a highly respected choreographer with an illustrious international career, formed Fertile Ground specifically to provide career development opportunities for young dancers in the North East in order to enable local talent to stay in the region. She hopes that seeing these dancers successfully working in the North East will inspire a new generation of regional young people to consider dance as a career.

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She said: “Our first season was a big success, in fact, greater than even we expected and we are delighted to be back in Berwick bringing international choreographers together with our four outstanding young dancers to create our triple bill, Dancing the Road.”

The four young dancers in the company all hail from the North East, representing Newcastle, Washington, Sunderland and Hartlepool.

Dancing the Road consists of three distinct pieces by three very different choreographers.

Elephant Dances is both a celebration and a homage to the great elephant. Eight Steps, by internationally renowned choreographer Malgorzata Dzierzon, references the prescribed movements within the game of chess to explore how we negotiate public spaces. And Era is an intense, physically wild piece co-created by the Fertile Ground dancers and innovative choreographer James Wilton. Tickets are £10 available from the box office.