Ballet Lorent presents
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
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
FREE WORKSHOP FOR PROFESSIONAL DANCERS //
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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Producing and presenting risk-taking work from local and international artists and companies, the building has boasted performances over the past two years from Derevo, The TEAM and Taylor Mac, hosted the National Review of Live Art and New Territories festivals and seen blistering performances from boundary-pushing artists and companies such as John Moran, Adrian Howells, Ontroerend Goed and Quarantine as part of 2010’s BEHAVIOUR festival, our annual celebration of the live experience.
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So many would say that there truly was no one like him, who personified love, generosity and the deepest type of empathy and desire to understand those lucky enough to have met him. With great humour he was able to create an instant connection with anyone he encountered. He was able to translate this desire to nurture and connect into his performance practice and in doing so leaves behind not only an incredible and influential body of work but a multitude of audience members across the world who have in some way been transformed by these encounters.
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