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 2018

5 artists on stage

Threshold

A contemporary reinvention of the show on ice, Le Patin Libre company is once again sharpening its blades for a new frozen opus. Dazzlement assured.

About

Le Patin Libre, whose members are all highly trained skaters, caused a sensation in 2014 with Vertical Influences, a revolutionary display of contemporary dance on ice. “We take full advantage of what makes skating a unique and legitimate art form: the glide”, explains Alexandre Hamel. “The glide allows the disconnection of the body’s displacement in space from its physical movement.” A Le Patin Libre performance is an adrenalin-laced experience. “We use that rush to fuel our choreographic poetry.” The same artistic team—skaters Pascale Jodoin, Jasmin Boivin, Taylor Dilley, Samory Ba and Alexandre Hamel, joined by dramaturge Ruth Little—brings us another gravity-defying show. “Dancers and acrobats have to walk, run, flip, leap, and so on. We, on the other hand, can zoom around without moving a muscle!”

Credits

Creation

Choreography Le Patin Libre (Alexandre Hamel, Pascale Jodoin, Samory Ba, Jasmin Boivin, Taylor Dilley)

Original music  Jasmin Boivin

Dramaturgy Ruth Little

Lighting desing Lucy Carter, Sean Gleason

Costumes Pascale Jodoin

Technical director and sound engineer David Babin  

Co-production
and partners

Co-production Danse Danse, Dance Umbrella, NAC, Théâtre de la ville de Paris, Nuits de Fourvière de Lyon

Financial support CALQ, CAM.

Creative residency support The Yard, Martha's Vineyard, Patinoire Le Dôme, Laon, France, YMCA Hochelaga-Maisonneuve, Arrondissement Plateau Mont-Royal, Atrium 1000 De La Gauchetière, Municipalité de Ferme-Neuve, Municipalité de St-André-Avelin

Upcoming

  • 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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