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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.

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. In 2015, balletLORENT became a registered charity.

We are delivering an exciting three year artistic programme that began in April 2015, meeting the growing demand for high quality family work at middle-large scale alongside work for non-conventional spaces. This includes:

• Two fairytale productions to complete our trilogy of fairytales. Snow White premiered at Northern Stage in October 2015, and has recently come to the end of a tour that took in venues in England, Scotland & Wales, with a total of 43 performances. We were 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 was co-produced by Northern Stage, and commissioned by Sadler's Wells. Our third and final instalment of this trilogy, Rumpelstiltskin, will premiere in 2017 and we will again be working with the same collaborative team.

• 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 by engaging a young cast of children aged 6 – 9 years at every place we tour to with Snow White.

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

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


Friends of balletLORENT

Did you know we are a Registered Charity? From as little as £5 per month you can become a Friend, Good Friend or Best Friend of balletLORENT. Your contribution directly supports all areas of the Company’s work and will help to secure our future. For more information click here.

balletLORENT holds at its heart a strong commitment to offer its audience - adults and children alike - a memorable high quality dance experience. This is getting progressively harder to do as budgets continue to be squeezed year on year. We are ever reliant on your help.

There are many ways that you can help the company to continue its good work; whether it be to support the creation of a new piece of work and the considerable costs that this requires, supporting a young dance graduate, or a contribution towards our education programme. So if you are able to, your support will be hugely beneficial in making our artistic vision a reality.

If you would like to support our ongoing work, including our Education & Community projects and the development of our next production, Rumpelstiltskin, you can do so using the Join Today button.

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balletLORENT Limited is a registered charity in England and Wales (no.1162921) and a registered company (no.05093450)