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balletLORENT is a leading UK contemporary dance company based in Newcastle upon Tyne, regularly touring the UK with wide-ranging and visually stunning productions that appeal to people of all ages and backgrounds. Founded in 1993 by Artistic Director Liv Lorent (MBE), the company creates fantastical, heartfelt and beautiful dance that is inclusive and inviting.

Art should not leave you out in the cold; it should open the door to a possibility of a fuller, richer life. For me, this happened with a performance by balletLORENT.
Financial Times

We are supported by Arts Council England in our endeavour to deliver an eclectic programme of dance for audiences of all ages, in diverse settings and with world-class collaborators.

We will deliver a new and exciting three year artistic programme from April 2015, meeting the growing demand for high quality family work at middle-large scale alongside work for non-conventional spaces. This will include:

• Two new fairytale productions to complete our trilogy of fairytales. Snow White will premiere at Northern Stage in October 2015, followed by a national tour. We are humbled to be working with our world-class collaborative team, including Carol Ann Duffy, Murray Gold, Libby Everall, Phil Eddolls, and Malcolm Rippeth. Snow White is co-produced by Northern Stage, and commissioned by Sadler's Wells. Our third and final addition to this trilogy will premiere in 2017.

• A new site-specific work for 2017, featuring young dance students and graduates alongside balletLORENT’s professional dancers. The Night Ball will also remain in our rep.

• Talent development remains our priority as a company. We will continue to offer dance education of the highest standard to all ages, provide professional development opportunities for young graduates and our own dancers, and further develop our high quality participatory and performance opportunities for children and young people with our plans to engage a young cast of 6 – 8 years in Snow White.

• We aim to achieve new commissions and collaborations: our latest commission is a piece based on Sara Maitland’s Instant Light for the Stockton international Riverside Festival 2015.

• We also aim to develop an international touring programme for our current repetoire.

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It is rare for a contemporary dance company to aim for direct expressions of qualities such as tenderness, wonder and warmth; but you sense them in the work of Liv Lorent and that makes her a natural to create a piece for children.
The Guardian

 

Art should not leave you out in the cold; it should open the door to a possibility of a fuller, richer life. For me this happened with a performance by balletLORENT.
Financial Times