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 2022

15 artists on stage

Murmuration

Fascinating in their rigor, enthusiasm and virtuosity, Le Patin Libre artists are now 15 and still as fast on their skates! Here they are in the footsteps of flocks of birds. High-flying, dizzying skating.

About

They slide, they slide and take us into their wildest dreams. Far from the glitz and glamour, the sweet rebels of Le Patin Libre have given their letters of nobility to a discipline that they have elevated to the rank of contemporary performing art. Speed, precision and fluid choreography characterize their first two shows which took them to skating rinks all over the world. Their new work on ice, created from simple algorithms complexified by new variables, is inspired by the mysterious phenomenon of bird flocks, those hallucinating aerial ballets - nicely called Murmuration. Micromovements and changes of direction create a domino effect that deviates the trajectory of the group where each one, antennas raised, is constantly on the lookout. In doing so, they explore the dynamic interactions of a harmonious and exhilarating living-together. An adrenaline rush for the whole family!

Credits

Creation

Choreography The Free Skate (Alexandre Hamel, Pascale Jodoin, Samory Ba)

Music Jasmin Boivin, Philippe Le Bon

Lighting design Yoann Tivoli

Costumes Charlyne Guay, Pascale Jodoin

Artistic Advisor Yaron Lifschitz With Oktawia Ścibior, David Billiau, Kristýna Mikulášová, Taylor Dilley, Sophie Blomqwist, Garrett Kling, Jennifer Edwards, Isaac Lindy, Maude Poulin, Jacqueline Benson, Haley Alcock, Imogen Croft, Samory Ba, Pascale Jodoin, Alexandre Hamel

Co-production
and partners

Special Partners Heritage Canada, Government of Quebec 
Co-productions National Arts Centre's National Creation Fund, CanDanse Creation Fund/ Danse Danse, National Arts Centre, Dance House, Fall for Dance North in collaboration with TO Live, la Rotonde, Théâtre de la Ville de Paris Support Conseil des arts du Canada, Council of Arts and Letters of Quebec, Council of the Arts of Montreal, Dance North Scotland, Patinoire Le Dôme (Laon, France), Patinoire Le Blizz (Rennes, France), City of Baie-Saint-Paul

Coming

  • Aug 02, 2024, 8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
    Montréal, 3332 Rue Ontario E, Montréal, QC H1W 1P7, Canada
    20h à 20h30: show / 20h45 à 22h: Roller Disco Inscription gratuite et facultative (cliquez "Achetez des billets") Emplacement exact divulgué le jour même (médias sociaux, infolettre courriel, courriel aux inscrits) Remis au lendemain 3 août si pluie, patins de location disponible
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  • Feb 22, 2025, 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
    Magness Arena, 2250 E Jewell Ave, Denver, CO 80208, États-Unis
    Performance of the contemporary ice skating show Murmuration by Le Patin Libre. Presented by Newman Center for the Performing Arts.
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  • Jun 11, 2024, 10:00 a.m. – Jun 12, 2024, 10:00 p.m.
    Montréal, Montréal, QC, Canada
    Séminaire pour patineurs avancés sur les bases chorégraphiques et techniques du Patin Libre. 2 jours, 6h on ice, 2h off ice, party. Seminar for advanced skaters about the choreographic and technical bases of Le Patin Libre. 2 days, 6h on ice, 3h off, party.
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  • Apr 28, 2024, 3:40 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
    Toronto, 1073 Millwood Rd, Toronto, ON M4G 1X6, Canada
    For expert skaters only (figure skaters, hockey players, freestylers). The audition is free but upon invitation only. To be invited: send a video (link or file) of your skating at alex@lepatinlibre.com. The audition is a 45 minutes workshop about the basics our choreographic technique.
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  • Apr 25, 2024, 8:00 p.m. EDT – Apr 28, 2024, 4:30 p.m. EDT
    Toronto, 1073 Millwood Rd, Toronto, ON M4G 1X6, Canada
    Performances of the contemporary ice skating show Murmuration by Le Patin Libre. Co-presented by Fall for Dance North, TO Live and Le Patin Libre
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  • Apr 21, 2024, 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
    Montréal, 4365 R. Cartier, Montréal, QC H2H 2N9, Canada
    Pour patineurs experts seulement (hockey ou artistique). L'audition est gratuite mais sur invitation, seulement. Envoyez un vidéo de votre patinage (lien ou fichier) au alex@lepatinlibre.com. L'audition prendra la forme d'une initiation à notre technique chorégraphique qui dure 1h.
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  • Apr 21, 2024, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
    Montréal, 4365 R. Cartier, Montréal, QC H2H 2N9, Canada
    Le nouveau spectacle de patinage contemporain du Patin Libre, et sa première oeuvre pour un grand ballet de patineurs virtuoses. "...chef d'oeuvre épique" - Toutelaculture.com, Paris, 2022 Fête dansante sur glace après le spectacle.
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  • Apr 20, 2024, 8:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
    Montréal, 4365 R. Cartier, Montréal, QC H2H 2N9, Canada
    Le nouveau spectacle de patinage contemporain du Patin Libre, et sa première oeuvre pour un grand ballet de patineurs virtuoses. "...chef d'oeuvre épique" - Toutelaculture.com, Paris, 2022 Fête dansante sur glace après le spectacle.
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  • Apr 04, 2024, 8:30 p.m. – Apr 06, 2024, 10:00 p.m.
    Blagnac, 10 Av. du Général de Gaulle, 31700 Blagnac, France
    Présenté par Odyssud. Toutes les représentations sont à guichets fermés. 4 avril 2024, 20h30 5 avril 2024, 20h30
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  • Mar 22, 2024, 8:00 p.m. – Mar 24, 2024, 9:30 p.m.
    Mulhouse, 47 Bd Charles Stoessel, 68200 Mulhouse, France
    3 représentations: 22 mars à 20h, 23 mars à 20h, 24 mars à 15h Murmuration est une pièce de patinage contemporain sur glace de la compagnie canadienne Le Patin Libre. Présenté par La Filature, Espace 110 et La quinzaine de la danse. Billets en vente sur le site web de notre partenaire.
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  • Mar 20, 2024, 7:30 p.m. – 11:50 p.m.
    Laon, 74 Av. Charles de Gaulle, 02000 Laon, France
    Murmuration est une pièce de patinage contemporain sur glace de la compagnie canadienne Le Patin Libre. "...un nouveau chef d'oeuvre, épique" - Toutelaculture.com
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  • Feb 21, 2024, 8:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
    New York, New York, New York 10018, United States
    "a new brand of contemporary ice dance" - The Guardian, UK On the outdoor ice rink of the Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park, an al-fresco version of the contemporary ice skating piece Threshold. 75 VIP seats available, with priority access to post-show on-ice party and free skate rental.
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  • Feb 17, 2024, 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
    Providence, 2 Kennedy Plaza, Providence, RI 02903, États-Unis
    Two performances of an alfresco version of Threshold, by contemporary ice skating company Le Patin Libre. 7pm and 8pm. Second show followed by an ice dancing party with the artists.
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  • Feb 16, 2024, 8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
    West Brattleboro, 61 Memorial Park Dr, Brattleboro, VT 05301, États-Unis
    Performance of the contemporary ice skating show Threshold, by Le Patin Libre. Ice dancing party after the show
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  • Feb 16, 2024, 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
    West Brattleboro, 61 Memorial Park Dr, Brattleboro, VT 05301, États-Unis
    Performance of the contemporary ice skating show Threshold, by Le Patin Libre.
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  • Feb 01, 2024, 7:00 p.m. GMT+1 – Feb 11, 2024, 10:00 p.m. GMT+1
    Venezia, Parco Albanese, 30100 Venezia VE, Italie
    Murmuration will take place from February 1st to 11th at the Arcobaleno Skating Rink in the Parco Albanese in Mestre, transformed for the occasion into an ice-skating rink. Presented by La Biennale di Venezia.
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  • Jan 14, 2024, 4:30 p.m. – Jan 15, 2024, 6:00 p.m.
    Sätra, Gavlehovsvägen 13, 806 33 Gävle, Suède
    Public performance of contemporary ice skating piece Murmuration by Le Patin Libre. In partnership with Gävle Teater.
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  • Jan 13, 2024, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. GMT+1
    Brandholmen-Bryngels-Rosenkälla-Stenkull, Rosvalla, Idrottsvägen 12, 611 62 Nyköping, Suède
    Two performances (17h and 19h) of the contemporary ice skating show Murmuration by the Canadian company Le Patin Libre
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