Le Patin Libre
★★★★½ Joyful, uplifting, creative, and inspiring.
Choreographers ALEXANDRE HAMEL, PASCALE JODOIN, SAMORY BA, JASMIN BOIVIN & TAYLOR DILLEY
The subversive wit of street dance and the technical virtuosity of contemporary movement make a fine cocktail, but you’ve just got to try it on ice.
Five performers turn their backs on sequins and scorecards in favour of adrenaline-pumping athletics and theatrical sophistication. The breathtaking momentum of the skating body combined with the freedom of the choreographic imagination results in forms untethered by gravity, like lightning over a frozen lake.
Canada’s Le Patin Libre is the only company in the world to realise the possibilities opened up to contemporary dance when a pair of ice-skates enters the frame. The results will exhilarate.
LE PATIN LIBRE WORKSHOPS
SAT 15 & SUN 16 OCTOBER
Canada’s Le Patin Libre present a series of playful workshops for beginners through to more advanced ice skaters. Find out more →
IMAGE | Alicia Clarke / Dance Umbrella
Vertical Influences will blow your mind.
Brave and brilliant.
With support from
- Alexandre Hamel, Pascale Jodoin, Samory Ba, Jasmin Boivin, Taylor Dilley
- Ruth Little
- Jasmin Boivin
- Lucy Carter
- Co Production
- Dance Umbrella Festival (UK), Théâtre de la Ville de Paris (France) and National Arts Centre (Canada)