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BalletLORENT’s Snow White dares to return to the original scenario

12 Nov 2015

Dance company ensure shades of light and dark in fairytale adaption

Stepmothers get a terrible press in fairytales, always conspiring to bring about misery to their new partner’s offspring. As if somehow, the absence of shared DNA makes the behaviour more palatable to readers. Yet when the Brothers Grimm first…

Liv Lorent, of balletLORENT - interview

17 Oct 2011

The Newcastle-based company are touring Scotland with sensual new work La Nuit Intime

What made you want to be a choreographer? I couldn’t be the dancer I wanted to be, but felt compelled to marry the dancers I did adore with the music I loved. I still feel that this is something I need to do, and enjoy collaborating with others towards…

Five questions: Natalie Trewinnard of Scottish Dance Theatre

3 Aug 2010

SDT's shows Drift, NQR and other Fringe dance highlights

Give us five reasons to come and see SDT’s two Fringe shows Three contrasting works of total theatre; powerfully athletic; SDT dancers have individuality and personality; groundbreaking work; thought-provoking. Tell us four more Fringe dance shows…

Pina Bausch's Tanztheater Wuppertal to run at Edinburgh Festival

16 Jul 2010

The legacy of the German choreographer at the 2010 International Festival

The death of Pina Bausch has left a gaping void in European dance. Kelly Apter introduces her final work for the EIF and discusses the German innovator’s legacy with those who were both influenced and moved by her

BalletLORENT's Blood, Sweat and Tears

16 Jul 2010

Quirky, emotive dance theatre from Newcastle-based group

Despite being a mere stone’s throw away from Scotland, we see tragically little of Newcastle-based balletLORENT. Easily one of the most interesting female choreographers in the world today, Liv Lorent produces quirky, emotive dance theatre that always…