Leading dance theatre company balletLORENT’s emotional take on the classic fairytale, Rumpelstiltskin, performed this October at Northern Stage Newcastle, has been captured for screen will now be released online on 8th December in time for Christmas family viewing.
balletLORENT’s Rumpelstiltskin is the last of the company’s trilogy of Brothers Grimm fairytales following acclaimed productions of Rapunzel and Snow White, and was filmed live with support from digital commissioning body The Space.
The dark tale, retold by Poet Laureate Dame Carol Ann Duffy and narrated by Ben Crompton, celebrates the underdog, the outcast, in a tale of a man’s desperate longing for love and belonging, brought to live in a rural world of a shepherd, his flock of sheep and his beautiful daughter.
Directed and choreographed by balletLORENT founder and artistic director Liv Lorent, Rumpelstiltskin features a cast of twenty-four dancers, with costume design by Michele Clapton and a stunning score by BAFTA nominatee, Murray Gold. The screen version is directed by Jonathan Haswell.
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