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Established in 1993 by Artistic Director Liv Lorent, balletLORENT is one of the UK's most distinctive dance companies constantly touring the UK with an exciting range of work for audiences of all ages.

Easily one of the most interesting female choreographers in the world today, Liv Lorent produces quirky, emotive dance theatre that always manages to engage both your heart and your head
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Arts Council England supports balletLORENT to deliver a programme of work for audiences of all ages in diverse settings with exciting collaborations. This included a national touring programme of Rapunzel; our fairytale for family audiences. Collaborators included: Carol Ann Duffy, Poet Laureate; Murray Gold; Phil Eddolls; Michele Clapton; Malcolm Rippeth and Lesley Sharp. Our latest production, Snow White, premiered at Northern Stage in October 2015, and is currently being toured nationally. We are humbled to be again 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, Rumpelstiltskin, will premiere in 2017. balletLORENT celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2013 with the remounting of one of the company’s signature works, The Ball.

We will continue to deliver dance education of the highest standard to children and adults in the North East, across the UK and beyond. balletLORENT will continue to create the fantastical, the beautiful and the heartfelt, as it has done for the last 23 years. This is dance that deliberately seeks not to mystify or alienate. This is dance made in the North East of England and toured all round the UK as well as meeting an increasing international demand.

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