In May 2019 we welcomed to Newcastle Cynthia Loemij from the renowned Belgium Company Rosas. 

Born in the Netherlands, Cynthia has been a member of the full-time core  of the company since 1991.


She taught repertoire from the iconic work Rosas danst Rosas by Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker to Fertile Ground dancers and development programme participants.


Created in 1983, Rosas danst Rosas has since become a benchmark in the history of postmodern dance. In this work abstract movements constitute the basis of a layered choreographic structure in which repetition plays the lead role. 

We look forward to sharing the educational project Re:Rosas! with schools, colleges and community groups this year, who will create their own versions of the work. For information about our engagement programme and how to get involved click here.

About Re:Rosas!


As well as presenting work by Fertile Ground's Artistic Directors, each performance season we commission guest artists to create new choreography and to partner with us on our engagement programmes.  

If you're interested in collaborating with Fertile Ground, get in touch at

Dance City, Temple Street

Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4BR

T: (0191) 269 5581


Fertile Ground is the trading name of Fertile Ground Limited
Registered in England and Wales (No.10599285)
Registered charity number 1180001

Fertile Ground is funded by Arts Council England National Lottery Project Grants, Sir James Knott Trust, Newcastle Culture Investment Fund, Foyle Foundation, Polish Cultural Institute, Didymus CIO,  the Barbour Foundation, The Leche Trust and Thirplow Trust and is supported by Sunderland College, Newcastle College and Dance City.

Fertile Ground image credits: Kevin Wong, Alan Brown, Brian Slater.
Wendy Houstoun 
headshot: Ben Slater. Olivia Paddison headshot: Jack Thompson. Megan Otty headshot: Chris Nash. Ashling McCann headshot: Imogen Mansfield.

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