Dance will up the tempo at the Stage

Vincent Dance Theatre are taking up a week-long residency at Northern Stage, ensuring that the theatre has little time to take a breath following its busy Christmas period.

A generous sprinkling of fairy dust

The nudity may be under wraps but the fantasy isn't. Tamzin Lewis talks to Liv Lorent about her Christmas show Angelmoth.

Scraps of life salvage our dreams

If you did a poll of where contemporary artists find their inspiration, you wouldn't necessarily put your money on scrapyards.

Real Deal of dance not found Elsewhere

Dance City's season of contemporary dance, DC:UK, continues tomorrow night with a double bill from Ricochet Dance Productions.

Hot ticket

On the Outside, tomorrow to Sunday, Dance City, Newcastle. Tel: (0191) 261-0505.

Win tickets to Premier Event

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From galleries to cinemas, dance centres to billboards, shop fronts to goody bags, this year's Great North Run Cultural Programme gives you the chance to see work that responds to the world's largest half-marathon across Newcastle, Gateshead and South Shields.

Small Business - Co-operation is at the community's heart

Good causes right across the region have received support from a North-East business.

R&B poised for national expansion

An events company is poised for national expansion after winning business including corporate videos, backing up the Royal Shakespeare Company and turning the Baltic pink.

Hot ticket

Mimosa Festival

Curtain up for Northern Stage

After two years excited anticipation and a £9.5million renovation, Northern Stage throws open its doors tomorrow night.

City backing for enterprise bond

Newcastle City Council has become the latest backer of a bid to foster a new generation of entrepreneurs in the North-East.

Pennine Way performing by dance artist duo

The two specks silhouetted on the horizon are Tamara Ashley and Simone Kenyon and this morning, at 10am sharp, they were due to start "performing" the Pennine Way.

Street dancers are in step for record

Dancers from across the North-East helped to break the world record for the most people dancing at the same time.

Flamenco launches festival

A 10-day festival of all things Latin will kick off with a flamenco dance performance at one of the region's newest venues tonight.

Icing on cake for special week

Architecture Week 2006 kicked off with the cutting of an unusual cake at its official launch at Dance City in Newcastle.

Tyneside welcomes the world

Five hundred delegates from 83 countries - from Fiji, Jordan and Vietnam; from Botswana, Congo, all points of the compass - will get a grand welcome on a flower-bedecked Gateshead Millennium Bridge tonight as the World Summit on Arts & Culture gets under way.

RSC drama triggers Sponsors Club debut

To be or not to be - in the economically depressed 1980s the Royal Shakespeare Company's autumn visits to the region were the arts highlight of the year.

Dramatic change

Without mixed-use schemes, Newcastle's incredible transformation in recent years would not be as spectacular or perhaps even possible, because without the combination of leisure, homes, business space and elements of retail, some projects would not have been workable.

Dance on the Tyne is all mine

Eyebrows were raised on Gateshead's Quayside yesterday as Canadian dancer Paul-André Fortier performed the world premiere of his piece Solo 30x30 on the Millennium Bridge.

Where can I find out more?

General: Dance City in Newcastle runs a large number of classes for children, teenagers and adults.

Get up, dance and get fitter

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Forget the gym and ditch your trainers - it's time to get glammed up and go dancing if you want to get back into shape.

Benefits of styles

Janet Archer, director of Dance City, gives a rundown of the health benefits of different types of dance.

I enjoy a good dance, which seems a great way to be active

We've all been tango-ed. Dance fever is gripping the nation.

In the bag

A Northumberland woman is bagging herself a dream with her new business.

No whisper in the ear, this is to shout about

An intense theatrical experience is being promised from multi-talented, Alex Catona, who brings tell me in my ear to Caedmon Hall, Gateshead, tomorrow night.

Right on the button

Bellydance Superstars are the Riverdancers of the future. Sam Wonfor is convinced by Miles Copeland, the man behind the stage phenomenon - among other things.

Grant is biggest outside London

In 1999, the Arts Council awarded the project to build a music centre in Gateshead a £47m lottery grant - the biggest to any project outside London.

Developer's vision realised

A £3m mixed-use development has been completed on Tyneside in the latest phase in Newcastle's Grainger Town Initiative.

Goffy goes to Metro

Popular North East DJ, Goffy will make a move to Metro Radio today to begin a new show.

Dancers moving with times

Contemporary dance has probably never had more friends in the North-East and there are signs that the audience is expanding.


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