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 dramaturg 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 Design Lucy Carter. Costumes Pascale Jodoin. Technical Director and
Sound Designer David Babin. Coproduction Danse Danse, Dance Umbrella, NAC, Théâtre de la Ville de Paris, Nuits de Fourvière de Lyon. Financial support CALQ, CAM.
Creation support The Yard, Martha's Vineyard, Patinoire Le Dôme, Laon, France, YMCA Hochelaga-Maisonneuve, Arrondissement Plateau Mont-Royal, Atrium 1000 De La Gauchetière.