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Find the dates, times, locations and book tickets for Eliot Smith Dance upcoming season of performances and events



About the programme

This season, Eliot Smith Dance (ESD) explores the freedom of movement to learn, create and inspire children and adults.

From September to December, ESD is partnering with schools, communities and universities in Northumberland, Newcastle upon Tyne and across the North East to deliver an extensive outreach programme (including live performances) tailored for multiple age groups in an all new extravaganza.

The participants will engage in movement and other arts related workshops to explore one of the biggest challenges of our time – fast fashion on climate change - and its impact on the environment.

This exciting season aims to provide a healthy opportunity for the youth and adults to be active, be creative and is a confidence-building experience with the added benefit of meeting friends and working with supportive ESD professional dance artists. More opportunities will be announced throughout the season.

Alongside this, Eliot Smith will be exploring his movement vocabulary with ESD's diverse dancers in anticipation of a new contemporary dance work in spring 2023.

The autumn 2022 season is made possible by Newcastle Culture Investment Fund administered by Community Foundation and generous donations from the public.

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Promo image of ESD Dancer Yamit Salazar captured by photographer Chris Davis 

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"For just over a decade, season after season, ESD has created and performed highly praised contemporary dance works for audiences across the North East and beyond. This season, ESD is focusing its efforts on bringing dance to the masses. We're excited to be partnering with two primary schools and one community group in Newcastle upon Tyne alongside schools in Northumberland and beyond to explore the freedom of dance to learn, create and be inspired via the medium of nature and movement. I hope through Extravaganza children and adults has the opportunity for artistic cultivation and personal connection to nature. This season will also provide the opportunity to explore my movement vocabulary and develop other artistic endeavours with the newly appointed Board of Directors."

- Eliot Smith, Creative Director

Performance dates & tickets

Eliot Smith: Climate, Fashion, Culture

Thur 29 Sept 2022, 18.00

Caedmon Hall, Central Library, Gateshead

Join Green Heart Collective 'Clothes Swap' as part of The Great Big Green Week featuring a talk by Eliot Smith.

Tickets for school and community performances go on sale in October 2022. Please return back here for more details.

Donate to this programme

ESD is increasingly taking its outreach work to communities for whom dance is new and invigorating. This approach, which is inclusive, recognises different ages, abilities, and degrees of fitness.

If you are able, please consider making a donation to help sustain the autumn season 2022 and the ESD community.

Whether you feel able to give £1, £100, £1000 or more as a one-off gift, all donations are gratefully received and will help support the autumn season 2022 in transforming lives through dance.

Payee Name: Eliot Smith Company

Bank Account No: 34272528

Sort Code: 40-34-18


IBAN: GB35HBUK40341834272528

Bank Address: HSBC, 110 Grey Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 6JG

Reference: Autumn 2022

Cheque Payment

Please make the cheque payable to Eliot Smith Company

Postal Address:

Eliot Smith Dance, 2 Lansdowne Place (Ground Floor), Gosforth, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE3 1HR


Images of ESD working in the community in summer 2022 captured by ESD 

Yoga in Nature

“I feel healthier and stronger. Focused. I enjoy dance much more. Can we have more dance projects like Eliot Smith Dance,”

Youth Participant (December 2021)


“I have talked about what I was learning in dance with family, friends and in the local community where I live. I appreciate dance so much more and the talent / commitment it takes. Uplifting to take part in such a project... Understanding COP26 - self development in understanding more about climate change - how it can be expressed in a creative way through different parts of dance. I enjoyed it all... thanks Eliot Smith Dance, thanks Converge. I have really moved forward,”

Adult Participant (December 2021)



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