LEAD image for the Myths and Dreams tour, digital use only, photo Filipe Alcada, dancer Li

Fertile Ground


Friday 6 May, 2022. 7.30pm.

£14 Single ticket
£12 concession


Duration: 1 hr 35 inc interval. Recommended age: 8+.

A booking fee of 6.5% + £0.49 per sold ticket will apply when booking a ticket online through our Eventbrite platform; booking fees may vary when booking through other third party sites. You will not be charged a booking fee when booking in person at Gosforth Civic Theatre.

Fertile Ground returns to Gosforth Civic Theatre with Myths & Dreams, an ambitious and innovative programme created by four choreographers. The Company’s new season combines dance, film and digital sculpture in an imaginative evening performed by the cast of top North East emerging professional dancers.

Fertile Ground’s Artistic Co-Director Malgorzata Dzierzon brings to the stage a live performance of her new dance film Somnium. At the time of extended confinement during the pandemic, many of us have found ourselves sleeping and dreaming more. Somnium wants to capture and express our dreams, memories, anxieties and desires at this time of change. Somnium is a collaboration with filmmaker Filipe Alcada and composer Oliver Coates and is a Dance City 2021/22 Commission.


Next in the programme is Plubel by rising European choreographers Fabritia D'Intino and Clémentine Vanlerberghe. A finalist in Boris Charmatz’s Danse Élargie competition and performed at Sadler’s Wells in 2019, Plubel is a hypnotic journey of imitation that questions how the female figure is represented in dance.


Closing the bill is Labyrinth, a cross-disciplinary work by Fertile Ground Artistic Co-Director Renaud Wiser, freely inspired by the myth of the Minotaur. In contrast with the classical narrative, in Labyrinth the Minotaur is portrayed as a symbol of hybridity representing the complexities of modern times. In our creative process the dancers are immersed in a virtual environment created by sculptor Marie Lelouche and develop choreography in response to her sculptures. On stage, the performers’ movement reveals this virtual maze brought to life by projections and a haunting sound design.

"Myths & Dreams is a wonderful collective of individual, micro, artistic decisions and dance steps combining to make one interesting big idea. Wow." Damian Robinson, NARC Magazine


“Hypnotic (...) Quiet and absorbing” Savannah Sounders, The Wonderful World of Dance on Plubel by Vanlerberghe & D’Intino’s.

Fertile Ground, Labyrinth - Audience Virtual Reality experience

Immerse yourself in a virtual reality maze created by artist Marie Lelouche. Using headsets, you will experience the ephemeral world that our dancers inhabit on stage and during the rehearsal process and  navigate the virtual landscape of Labyrinth’s hauntingly beautiful digital sculptures.

Places are limited and need to be booked in advance. To book a 10 minute slot for the Labyrinth Virtual Reality experience before the performance between 6pm and 7.20pm or during the interval please email ad@fertileground.org.uk by 5pm on Thursday 5 May.

Times: May 6th, the experience is in10 minute slots between the times of 6pm-7:20pm
Free to ticket holders



About Fertile Ground


Fertile Ground is the North East of England’s repertory touring dance company. Dedicated to talent development and retention in the North East and North of England, Fertile Ground aims to nurture, challenge and inspire a new generation of dance artists and to develop and present inspirational and accessible dance for the people of the North.

The Company’s vision is to make the North East of England the place to dance.

Fertile Ground 2021/22 programmes are funded by the Arts Council England National Lottery Project Grants, Community Foundation Tyne & Wear and Northumberland, Maria Björnson Memorial Fund, Garrick Charitable Trust, LGA Foundation, Three Monkies Trust, Scops Arts Trust, Didymus CIO and Leche Trust. Somnium is a Dance City 2021/22 Commission.


Venue Information

Gosforth Civic Theatre is committed to providing a safe environment for everyone visiting us and have put in place strict and robust COVID19 compliance measures. You can read about our COVID measures and risk assessment here.

We are monitoring all developments, official guidance, and advice from the government and will update ticket buyers if anything changes in anyway in relation to your ticket or the show itself.

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