FRESH is a scratch platform for dance giving artists an opportunity to share new work in progress in an informal studio setting.

Artists receive a small bursary, photography and film of their work, plus the opportunity to network with artists, producers and programmers. 

2020 Dates

  • Thursday 19 March 2020 @ Dance City, Newcastle, 7pm

FRESH North East is supported by Arts Council England and Dance City

Möbius Dance

Rachel co-produces projects with Mobius Dance and Artistic Director Gianluca Vincentini. To date we have commissioned 5 choreographers and toured live performances, photographic exhibitions and short films across the UK, Italy, Spain and Malaysia. In addition to the professional performance programme, Möbius Dance provides mentoring, classes and experience in a professional company for performers in early career development. 

Join us for our new World premiere on Thursday 12 March 2020, 7.30pm at Kala Sangam in Bradford. Tickets Pay What You Decide -

Möbius Dance presents two poetic and thought-provoking contemporary dance works.

Wilhelmina Ojanen’s stage work, Vibrant Matter, explores the question; How do emotions and memories that are lodged in the body affect our bodily being?

Gianluca Vincentini’s screen dance, Within Each-Other, has an up close and personal physicality, exposing Power for its subtly turbulent dynamics.

Rendez-Vous Dance

Moving Art Management are delighted to be working with Artistic Director Mathieu Geffre and his company Rendez-Vous Dance on his new work 'What Songs May Do...' due to premiere at Dance City on Thursday 7 May 2020.


What Songs May Do… is the highly anticipated first full-evening production by award-winning choreographer and former National Dance Company Wales dancer: Mathieu Geffré.  This duet tells the story of a couple of gay men attending the concert Nina Simone gave at the Montreux Jazz Festival in 1976.  This is an invitation to experience Simone’s concert through the dancers emotional and physical journey amongst a cast of 15 local community members. Poetic, passionate, physical and emotional, What songs may do… is an inclusive dance piece that celebrates love in all its diversity. 

Alicia Meehan

Alicia Meehan is one of three Moving Art Management new Associates. 

We are working with Alicia to produce her newly commissioned work 'When Saturn Returns' with Dance City. 

When Saturn Returns will be a colourful, personality-full and rigorous exploration into the physical & psychological impact that societal ideas and narratives have on women. The creative process will be an embodied investigation that will stem from the autobiographical; unpicking how we (performers Alicia aged 31 and Alys aged 30) have ingrained ideas surrounding gender, relationships, sexuality and measures of success and happiness.

Performance dates announced soon. 

Patricia Verity Suarez

Patricia Verity Suarez is one of three Moving Art Management new Associates. We are producing Patricia's new Dance City 2020 commissioned work La Llorona. 

La Llorona is a choreographic exploration of femininity, internalised emotion, and cycles of joy and violence through the juxtaposition of a Colombian oral tale of a woman who is abandoned and in her grief drowns her child and contrasted with lived experience as an Anglo-Colombian woman.

Ellen Hathaway Dance Company

Moving Art Management are proud to be working with Ellen Spence, Artistic Director of Ellen Hathaway Dance Company on her new work Blue Lines/Arose.  The company is currently working with Lancashire County Council's Refugee Integration Team where Ellen is leading refugee community dance projects in the North. The work has been commissioned by Dance City and will be undergoing further R&D throughout 2020. Performance dates to be announced soon. 

Hit The Ground Running Dance Theatre Company

Moving Art Management are producing HTGRDTC's latest work Suitcases (2019/2020)

Hit The Ground Running is a new and innovative dance theatre company based in Newcastle upon Tyne, directed by choreographer Michael Heatley.


Established in 2015, Hit The Ground Running creates dance and physical theatre performances that challenge and question the perceptions and notions of masculinity in the modern age. 

In an attic at the Willard Asylum, New York, 427 suitcases belonging to Willard patients were found… The suitcases are beautifully preserved epitaphs to a few of those who lived and died at the Asylum and a poignant remembrance of the lives they left outside. Hit The Ground Running Dance Theatre Company are making a piece of dance theatre which explores the stories behind the Willard Suitcases, examines the treatment of mental health and the devastating effects on the lives it touches.

North East Inclusive Dance Network

The North East Inclusive Dance Network (NEIDN) is an initiative bringing together like-minded artists, practitioners and organisations who are interested in supporting and developing dance for and with people with a disability with a particular focus to date on those with a learning disability.


Initially formed in 2013, the network explores how as a community we can connect together to share practice and opportunities as well as share potential stands of activity to raise the networks profile and address it’s core aim.

Moving Art Management are Development Co-ordinators for the NEIDN. 

Lecturer - BA (hons) Professional Dance Practice

Moving Art Management are leading on the delivery of the Dance Management and Project Leadership modules on Gateshead College and Dance City's BA (hons) Dance Professional Practice degree/HND from September 2017. 


Hand in Hand - Chisato Minamimura

Moving Art Management are Participant Coordinators, in partnership with Surface Area Dance Theatre and Rory Studio. 

Hand in Hand is a new choreography by Chisato Minamimura, featuring 20 local volunteer dancers from the deaf and hearing communities. 

Chisato Minamimura is a Deaf dance artist, choreographer and BSL art guide. She was born in Japan and is now based in London. 

Think Inclusive

Think Inclusive 2018 happened at Gosforth Civic Theatre in October.  

We are hoping to produce the event again in 2019 so please get in touch if you are interested in finding out more about the event.

About Think Inclusive
Think Inclusive is a full day of activities brought to you by Moving Art Management in collaboration with TIN Arts and Liberdade on behalf of the North East Inclusive Dance Network (NEIDN). 

The morning is an important NEIDN Network Meeting to reflect upon, develop and celebrate the work of the network and its members. We are encouraging both new and existing members to attend to contribute to and inform the role of the network.

The afternoon is designed to give you a well-rounded insight into inclusive dance in the North East, with expertise from leading organisations and practitioners, looking at fundraising, a successful project case study, practical delivery ideas as well as an opportunity to meet peer artists, makers and producers who are part of the NEIDN network. 

Think Inclusive Schedule
10:00am - 12noon: NEIDN Network meeting 
12noon - 12:45pm: Lunch (Provided) 
12:45pm - 2:00pm: Presentation on Arts Council National Lottery Project Grants delivered by Kristian Pellissier.  
2:00pm - 2:30pm: FRESH | NEIDN Platform & Performance by Becki Parker
2:30pm - 2:45pm: Coffee Break
2:45pm - 4:00pm: Practical Session about Inclusive Practice delivered by Lynn Campbell. ​

Who is Think Inclusive for?
The event is for artists, recent graduates, companies, organisations and anyone interested in Thinking Inclusively about their work.
We are keen to ensure we have a real breadth of attendees at Think Inclusive with different backgrounds and connections to dance and other art forms in the room. 

Accessing Think Inclusive
The event will be BSL Interpreted.
Please let us know if you would like to attend and have any additional needs that we need to be made aware of.
There is also funding available for those who require support towards attending the event e.g. a contribution towards travel. Please contact Rachel and Hannah at Moving Art Management to discuss this further.

Everyone attending all or some of the day is invited to attend a complimentary lunch from 12noon – 12:45pm. 


A new dance scratch platform event designed for emerging artists with a learning disability, autism and/or additional needs to share new work in progress. In partnership with the North East inclusive Dance Network, TIN Arts, Liberdade and Gosforth Civic Theatre. For more info visit or email 

Curious Arts Festival

Hannah joined the Curious Arts team again as an Assistant Producer for the 2018 Curious Festival.  Curious 2018 delivered 8 days of LGBTQ arts activities across the North East region and the festival will return even bigger and better in 2019.  Follow Curious Arts activity via the website: 

Where Our Roots Are Planted

Guest producers Nicole Vivien Watson and Paul Miller are delighted to welcome San Francisco’s award winning deaf dance artist Antoine Hunter to the region, and invite 20 participants to join them in a dynamic week of creative dance activities, taking place to BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art. Recruitment Coordination led by Moving Art Management. 

#Dance #AmericanSignLanguage #BritishSignLanguage

With thanks to support from Arts Council England.

5th Size Book Adventure

We are delighted to announce that we have been accepted on to the 5th Size Book Adventure in partnership with Newcastle Library and funded by Arts Council England.  Along with 20 other artists, from different disciplines, we will be working with Jane Shaw and a set of artist mentors to take part in CPD workshops and develop a new project to be part an exhibition at Newcastle City Library in November 2017.  

Moving Cities North East

Moving Art Management collaborated with Jevan Chowdhury to capture dancers in iconic North East locations in a stunning new Exhibition.

The North East offers some of Britain’s most unique and contrasting landscapes from the iconic Angel of the North to the North Shields Fish Quay, to the beauty of Alnwick Gardens and the bridges across the Tyne.

Dancers leaping and spinning down alleys, through markets or at the bus stop may not be the first thought that springs to mind, but that’s exactly how Moving Art Management are reframing how we view these places by creating a snapshot of dance outdoors right at the heart of our region in a project called Moving Cities North East.

Moving Art Management have teamed up with world renowned photographer Jevan Chowdhury to bring his multi-award winning international project Moving Cities to the North East.  His projects so far have captured dancers in the cityscapes of Paris, Athens, Brussels and Prague, and most recently a film in Dallas, Texas.

Moving Art Management, Jevan and 12 North East professional dancers, from different dance genres and with an age range spanning over five decades, took to the streets to capture photographs in 25 locations.  The series of images will be exhibited at Dance City, Alnwick Playhouse and Sunderland Bridges Shopping Centre throughout 2017.

The exhibition launched at Dance City, Temple Street, Newcastle City Centre on Thursday 6 April 2017 and remained on display for three months. After the regional tour of the photographs, the series will become a permanent feature at Dance City.  Admission is free and opening times can be found on Dance City’s website –

Display schedule:

Dance City - Thursday 6 April - Friday 30 June 2017

Alnwick Playhouse - Tuesday 18 July - Sunday 6 August 2017

Sunderland Bridges Shopping Centre - October 2017

Dance Artists - Alex Rowland, Rosie Macari, Tim Rubidge, Nicole Watson, Rob Anderson, Caroline Reece, Patrick Ngabonziza, Katherine Whale, Dora Frankel, John Kendall, Alicia Meehan, Lizzie J Klotz, Angela Reay. 

Locations included - Bennell Newcastle, High Level Bridge, Castle Keep, Tynemouth Metro Station, North Shields Fish Quay, Tynemouth beach, Angel of the North Gateshead, Sunderland city centre, Sunderland train station. 

With special thanks to Grainger Market, Barter Books and Alnwick Garden for granting us permission to shoot on site. 

If you would like to discuss this project further, host an exhibition or book a workshop please email Rachel & Hannah at

The project is supported by Arts Council England and Dance City. 

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