Surface Area Dance Theatre CIC

Surface Area Dance Theatre CIC resides at Dance City, Newcastle upon Tyne - UK

For the past nine years our company members and participants have contributed to developing an original movement language that is formed by identity, this reflecting the creative and social inspirations of our company. We have achieved this by dedicating ourselves to periods of intensive research and development, the presentation of work through live performance, connecting with our immediate and wider communities, cross art form collaborations and international exchanges. Read more


As an organisation we greatly value the opportunity to connect with our community.


Surface Area Dance Theatre endeavour to establish meaning and lasting relationships with collaborators.


Selected Repertoire


伯父 UNCLE offers audiences an intimate and personal insight into the Butoh world. Yoshito Ohno gifted the waistcoat, exhibited in the center – point of the room, to Nicole after their reunion in Yokohama, at the Kazuo Ohno Dance Studio in 2016. The waistcoat’s skillful craftsmanship and modest design are emblematic of the qualities that…

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International Collaboration with the NY Butoh Institute

Surface Area Dance Theatre’s 10th Anniversary Celebration is fast approaching and as part of the evening, Vangeline founder of the New York Butoh Institute will perform the reimagining of Project Godie – Firstly performed at All Saint’s Church, Newcastle upon Tyne, on the 12 and 13 of August 2016. “I am thrilled and honored to have…

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Kazuo Ohno Dance Studio, Japan: 6th of May 2017

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Surface Area Dance Theatre’s 10th Anniversary

In June 2007 Surface Area Dance Theatre was officially incorporated as a Community Interest Company; to mark this special occasion we are presenting an evening of work in celebration of our 10th Anniversary. Highlighted performances include: • An excerpt of Auricular returning to the region after touring in April 2017 to CCA Glasgow, Gymnasium Gallery…

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Auricular 2017 – Performance and workshop information

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Auricular 2017

Auricular is a multi-disciplinary performance art piece inspired by British Sign Language (BSL), sensory processing and communication and intends to construct an immersive sensory environment through dance, sound and BSL; it evokes a sense of being, playing between sensuality, physicality and the affected. Dance City and BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead firstly commissioned Auricular…

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We are a limited company registered as a Community Interest Company (CIC) on 14th May 2007. Company number 6245579