Japanese pianist Yoshie Kawamura

Concert pianist Yoshie Kawamura on 'friendly' Newcastle

Rising stars of classical music and ballet will join forces in a special performance at a Tyneside architecture firm

Members of the Rosie Kay Dance Company at The Rifles' Officers' Club in London

Dancers on military manoeuvres in Newcastle shopping centre

Members of Rosie Kay Dance Company gave shoppers a taste of new show 5 Soldiers to be performed at Dance City

A scene from Park by the Jasmin Vardimon Company

Review: Park by Jasmin Vardimon Company at Dance City

Jasmin Vardimon Dance Company's depiction of park life puts all subsequent pale imitations in the shade

A scene from Park by the Jasmin Vardimon Company

Fun in the park with the Jasmin Vardimon Company

One of Britain's most celebrated contemporary dance companies is to perform in the North East this week

Arts Centre, Washington

North East venues awarded Arts Council capital funding

Four North East arts venues have received six figure Arts Council grants to improve their facilities

Wayne Sleep

Dance legend Wayne Sleep becomes patron of Newcastle dance company Fertile Ground

Newcastle-based dance company Fertile Ground has Wayne Sleep on board ahead of a regional tour

A scene from Broken by dance company Motionhouse

Ambitious new season announced at Dance City in Newcastle

Newcastle-based Dance City has released details of its biggest spring/summer season of performances so far

North East culture review 2014: What a year that was!

From dead bodies at Life to the one millionth Great North Runner, it was a cultural year to savour for many reasons

Sage Gateshead

Case for Culture: What it means for the future of the North East

Following the Case for Capital, the new Case for Culture aims to keep the region's many cultural assets high up the agenda

Dancers in rehearsal at Dance City for "The Sense of An Ending" Nadia Iftkhar, choreographer

Women's stories fuel a new show at Dance City titled 'The Sense of an Ending'

A dance show inspired by endings could signal a triumphant beginning for Red Road Dance Theatre

Lord of the Flies, which is at Theatre Royal, Newcastle

Review: Lord of the Flies at the Theatre Royal, Newcastle

The latest from Matthew Bourne's dance company earned a rousing reception at Newcastle Theatre Royal

Dancers rehearse for a production of Lord of the Flies, at Dance City

North East boys rise to the challenge for dance version of Lord of the Flies

Meet some of the North East boys who are rising to the challenge of a dance version of Lord of the Flies

The cast of Lord of the Flies, rehearse at Heaton Manor School

Final rehearsals for first-time dancers starring in The Lord of the Flies at Newcastle Theatre Royal

Teenagers from across the region have a chance to star in Matthew Bourne's latest dance spectacular

R.I.O.T. a new dance work by PanicLab

R.I.O.T. dance work to premiere at Dance City in Newcastle

Comic book heroes were the inspiration for a new dance work co-commissioned by Newcastle-based Dance City

Award-winning Italian company T.P.O sets out to create an inversive, interactive and personal theatrical experience for all ages with their show, Bleu

Italian theatre company TPO bring a 'Mediterranean odyssey' to Juice festival

Youngsters should prepare for an all-encompassing journey which will see them chasing stars from the ocean wave

Just Jam will once again bring the beat to Juice with a display of breakdancing

Just Jam brings the B-Boys to the Juice Festival

If you've got an interest in breakdancing, then Just Jam International is where you should be at during the Juice Festival

Juice Festival Art Jam artwork by Inkie Juice

Author David Almond joins the Juice Festival team as artistic advisor

The man behind the multi-award-winning Skellig and so many more stories besides has been helping to curate this year's children's festival

National Dance Theatre of Wales

Newcastle's Dance City announces new season

National Dance Company Wales leads the charge as the wraps come off the autumn programme at Dance City

Members of the Jung Yoo Yeong Dance Company perform outside Dance City in Newcastle

World Dance Gala heads to Tyneside as part of Billingham Folklore Festival

Some 130 dancers from companies from around the globe will showcase their skills at Dance City on Sunday

Ballet Folklorico Tupa Marka

World dance on display at Dance City in Newcastle

A one-off gala event at Dance City will showcase the wonders of World Dance as part of the Billingham International Folklore Festival


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