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“...makes spectacular use of every inch of the rink as the dancers explore their relationships as individuals, and their identity as a collective, with wit and grace.” Chris Wiegand, The Guardian, 2015

NAC Co-production

Le Patin Libre, whose members are all highly trained skaters, caused a sensation with Vertical Influences, a revolutionary revision of what an ice show can be, performed on our NAC Dance season in 2015. The same artistic team – Pascale Jodoin, Jasmin Boivin, Taylor Dilley, Samory Ba and Alexandre Hamel, joined by dramaturg Ruth Little – now bring us another gravity-defying show, Threshold. The troupe has created a new kind of ice dancing far beyond the confines of traditional figure skating that they call contemporary skating. A performance by Le Patin Libre is an adrenalin-laced experience not to be missed!

Did you know? Vertical Influences, one of Le Patin Libre’s past works, was named one of the top 10 dance creations in 2014 in the United Kingdom.

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

6 May

7 May

8 May

9 May

10 May

  • 7:30 PM

11 May

  • 5:00 PM
  • 7:30 PM

12 May

Duration

Performance is approximately 70 minutes including intermission.

video: Le Patin Libre - Threshold / Seuils
Le Patin Libre - Threshold / Seuils
video: Le Patin Libre - Threshold (Seuil) - la bande-annonce
Le Patin Libre - Threshold (Seuil) - la bande-annonce
video: Le Patin Libre - contemporary dance on ice or contemporary ice skating?
Le Patin Libre - contemporary dance on ice or contemporary ice skating?
© Rolline Laporte
© Rolline Laporte
© Rolline Laporte
© Rolline Laporte
© Rolline Laporte

Artists

  • Co-producers Danse Danse (Montréal), National Arts Centre / Centre national des Arts (Ottawa), Théâtre de la Ville (Paris), Dance Umbrella (London), Les Nuits de Fourvière (Lyon).
  • Choreography Alexandre Hamel, Pascale Jodoin, Samory Ba, Jasmin Boivin andTaylor Dilley
  • Original score Jasmin Boivin
  • Dramaturg Ruth Little
  • Lighting Lucy Carter and Sean Gleason
  • Technical Director and Sound design David Babin
  • Featuring Patinka Kopec
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