NAC is extending performance and event cancellations and postponements until June 30

Le Patin Libre


grade 5+

May 10, 2019

Minto Skating Centre 2571 Lancaster Road, Ottawa

video: Le Patin Libre - Threshold
Le Patin Libre - Threshold
video: Le Patin Libre - Threshold - la bande-annonce
Le Patin Libre - Threshold - 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

NAC Co-production

Approx. 1 hour  and  10 minutes  with intermission

SHOW TIME: 1:00 p.m.

Montreal’s Le Patin Libre, whose members are all highly trained skaters, have been causing a sensation in Canada and abroad with their revolutionary revision of what an ice show can be. After their 2015 Ottawa debut, the same artistic team – Pascale Jodoin, Jasmin Boivin, Taylor Dilley, Samory Ba and Alexandre Hamel, joined by dramaturg Ruth Little – return with their latest creation Threshold. The troupe has created a new kind of ice dancing far beyond the confines of traditional figure skating. An exciting new perspective for lovers of dance and skating alike. Bring your sweater! Seating is located on the ice.


  • Founder, Artistic Director, Choreographer, Skating Artist Alexandre Hamel
  • Choreographer, Skating Artist, Tour Director Pascale Jodoin
  • Composer, Musical Director, Choreographer, Skating Artist Jasmin Boivin
  • Choreographer, Skating Artist Samory Ba
  • Choreographer, Skating Artist Taylor Dilley
  • Dramaturg Ruth Little
  • Lighting Co-Designer Lucy Carter
  • Lighting Co-Designer Sean Gleason
  • 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

“...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

“...the wonderfully fresh and inventive Canadian group Le Patin Libre are worth the wait”

Judith Mackrell, The Guardian, 2014

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