Fertile Ground: Play, Pause, Repeat

Henry Travers Studio  |  Friday 12 April



Fertile Ground returns to The Maltings with Play, Pause, Repeat – two stunning new commissions by former Rambert artist Patrica Okenwa and award-winning choreographer Jamaal Burkmar. These works explore the complex and often contradictory nature of human connection and what makes us want to play, explore, learn and share, again and again and again.  

German Nigerian choreographer Patricia Okenwa is collaborating with composer Quinta exploring what makes us want to play, explore, learn and share? What are the morsels and moments we can create and recreate?   

While winner of the New Adventure Choreographer Award 2016 Jamaal Burkmar uses music and improvisation to explore love, relationships and the angst and discomfort involved in the ‘not knowing’.

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.

“An entertaining and engrossing evening of dance, performed with skill and feeling.”
Peter Lathan, British Theatre Guide, on Fertile Ground 2018
“Brilliant original choreography complementing a demanding masterpiece of classical music, played faultlessly. A wonderful evening.”
Audience member on Twilight Dances by Dzierzon and Wiser, Fertile Ground 2019