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Choreographed by Liv Lorent

Premiere September 2004, 33 mins

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A majestic work that’s both witty and tender, which explores a desire and our search for fulfillment. Visually arresting, cinematic and with haunting music,  award-winning  LUXURIA is a feast for the senses.

‘as gorgeous a small scale stage fantasy as you are likely to see’ Dance Europe

‘Achingly beautiful’ Herald.    





  ‘devastatingly passionate’


Liv Lorent, Choreographer

Liv trained at the Arts Educational School, Tring and the Laban Centre, London.  In 1993 she established balletLORENT and represented which is based in at DanceCity, Newcastle since 1996.  LUXURIA is  is one of two works Liv has created for SDT, tenderhook premiered in 2007.  Liv has created work for George Piper Dances, Northern Stage, Sigapore Dance Theatre, Northern Youth Dance Company, DanceXchange and Northern School of Contemporary Dance.

Tim Skelly, Lighting Designer


Tim Skelly is a resident theatre designer teaching fellow at the Workshop Theatre, University of Leeds.  Professional work includes Touching Zulu, Chiaroscuro and High Land for Scottish Dance Theatre; NHS! and Union Street for Plymouth Theatre Royal; wars of the Roses for Northern Broadsides and Runaway Diamonds and Huddersfield for West Yorkshire Playhouse.

Paul Shriek, Costume Designer

Paul Shriek trained at Newcastle and established Paul Shriek ‘Limited Edition’ label in 1981, launching his first  shop on the iconic programme ‘The Tube’. In 2005 Paul established a freelance label allowing him to further his work as a Couture costume/set designer. Paul has collabertaed with Liv and SDT on several productions and has also been commissioned by Welsh Opera, Diversions and Northern Stage.

Music and Sound

Sound Editor                                       Ben Ponton

Music                                                  Tsabropoulos, Richter, Silvestrov, Calexico, Morelenbaum, Pinto

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