la nuit intime

Ballet Lorent presents

la nuit intime

Mon 14 Nov 2011 | 7.30pm | £12/£9

Drink, relax and lose yourself in the dance as the evening unfolds around you

More immersive installation than dance piece, la nuit intime is an homage to the night. Set in nightclubs and other nocturnal haunts, this is an underground world where boundaries dissolve and fantasies are made flesh. Performers flow between the spectators as the spectacle washes over them; witnessing incredible physicality, vulnerability and polysexual eroticism from an intimate perspective, no two people will have the same experience.

The pick-and-mix selection of dance styles, from ballet to roller-skating, pole-dancing and east-European folklore, is tenderly echoed in the carefully chosen, eclectic soundtrack and exquisite costumes. Prepare yourself for one of the most sensuous, otherworldly experiences possible.

Founded in 1993 by award-winning choreographer Liv Lorent, balletLORENT’s productions have been seen across the world, consistently selling out and stunning dance veterans and virgins alike.

“…seeps into your subconscious like a dream.” The Stage

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous. A world I wanted to stay in forever.” Audience member

See all the audience feedback from the sold-out opening night at Newcastle’s Dance City.

Browse the la nuit intime images on the Arches Flickr

NB: The performance runs for approx 3 hours in total, with audience members encouraged to move around the space and go to the bar at their leisure throughout. You may also come and go as you please for the duration of the evening. Seating is varied and unreserved, with standing room. Contains some nudity.

Please enter through Midland Street


balletLORENT are offering a free workshop for professional dancers who are attending la nuit intime. Some of the company’s key dancers will take you through a warm up followed by rep-based work, during which you will work creatively on some of the themes and dance styles used during the performance.

The workshop runs from 11am-1pm in the Practice Room at the Arches on Sunday 13th November. Please bring pointe shoes, trainers or heels if you wish.

Space is limited so please book as soon as possible: simply email to reserve your place. Please note that you must be a professional dancer and must have purchased a ticket for the performance on the following night to attend the workshop.