BalletLORENT's Blood, Sweat and Tears
Quirky, emotive dance theatre from Newcastle-based group
This article is from 2010.
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 manages to engage both your heart and your head. Having sampled Lorent’s work with Scottish Dance Theatre, for whom she choreographed Luxuria and tenderhook, dance fans north of the border finally got a look at balletLORENT itself in early 2009, when the stunning Designer Body played Edinburgh’s Traverse Theatre.
Happily, we’re getting another look at them, when the company makes its Fringe debut with Blood, Sweat and Tears. Centred on a young couple struggling to adjust to life with a newborn, the show takes place during a long, sleepless night. Memories of their wedding day blend hazily with new-found love for their offspring in a show that’s sure to capture our hearts like everything else Lorent produces.
Zoo Roxy, Roxburgh Place, 0131 662 6892, 13–21 Aug (not 17), 1pm, £10 (£8).