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Multi award-winning dance theatre company balletLORENT have created a digital artistic programme of both short and feature-length films, to provide dance-hungry viewers with access to their highly acclaimed work during lockdown, as well as dancers a much-needed income source.

As a way of continuing the North East dance company’s creative output, Liv Lorent turned to film; devising multiple short and feature films to be recorded and shared. The Carol Ann Duffy penned family dance theatre production The Lost Happy Endings (filmed at Newcastle’s Theatre Royal in October 2020) was selected to be streamed on the arts streaming platform, Marquee TV, while an original adaptation of the beloved Grimm Brothers tale of Rumpelstiltskin (filmed at Northern Stage in 2017) was also shown on Sky Arts this Christmas.

In addition, a selection of short films – the self-filmed lullaby, featuring improvised solos revolving around dancers’ interpretation of a music box; The Things That Wait, filmed in the Swedish Gardens at Saltwell Park; The Current, in which dancers physicalise tension and despair and the primal and powerful ANIMALIA, a solo film created with dancer Natalie Trewinnard who was 34 weeks pregnant at the time of filming – were all filmed between August 2020 and March 2021.

The films are available to watch via the company’s YouTube and Vimeo channels, as well as via Marquee TV. Visit their website for more information.


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