Artistic Director Liv Lorent, who happens to be pregnant, believes mothers in waiting are fascinating, beautiful and serene, qualities which can only enrich her ballet productions. The dozen pregnant ballerinas will dance along with six regular ballerinas who aren't mothers-to-be. If they don't all go into labor at the same time, the British ballet production could probably be interesting.
Implications - While the picture of ballerinas is usually narrow and unchanging, showcasing the ability of tiny figures to epitomize grace and poise, MaEternal is a new take on convention, which showcases beauty in the most unlikely place. Exploring the beauty of carrying life, the Newcastle show will premiere in May and give 12 women a chance to share this experience with eager audiences through dance.