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5 artists on stage


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.


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!”



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  

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


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