They glide, they glide and draw us into their wildest dreams. No fans of glitz and glamour, the gentle rebels of Le Patin Libre have given credibility to a discipline that they have elevated to the rank of contemporary performing art. Their new work on ice, created from simple algorithms made more complex by new variables, is inspired by the mysterious phenomenon of bird flocks, those mesmerizing aerial ballets evocatively called “murmurations.” Micromovements and changes of direction create a domino effect that alters the trajectory of the group; each performer, antennae up, is constantly on the lookout as they explore the dynamic interactions of a harmonious and exhilarating coexistence. An adrenaline rush for the whole family!
Tickets will be available in the Fall 2023
Alexandre Hamel was trained in figure skating. He competed on the international circuit, reached the podium at the Canadian championships, and earned a few provincial championship titles. He skated professionally for Disney On Ice before founding Le Patin Libre in 2005. He wanted to use his passion for skating outside the constraints of the "On Ice" show business. He now manages the company while remaining fu...Read more about Alexandre Hamel, Pascale Jodoin, Samory Ba
Le Patin Libre is a Montreal-based contemporary skating company founded in 2005 by former high level figure skaters. They came together with the desire to transform their athleticism into a means of free expression. Far from sparkles, stereotypes and champions’ demos, the creations of Le Patin Libre propose real works of art exploiting the amazing choreographic and theatrical potential of glide.Read more about Le Patin Libre
Choreography Alexandre Hamel, Pascale Jodoin, Samory Ba.
Lighting design Yoann Tivoli.
Music Philippe Le Bon, Jasmin Boivin.
Costumes Charlyne Guay, Pascale Jodoin.
Artistic advisor Yaron Lifschitz.
Dancers Oktawia Ścibior, David Billiau, Kristýna Mikulášová, Taylor Dilley, Sophie Blomqwist, Garrett Kling, Jennifer Edwards, Isaac Lindy, Maude Poulin, Jacqueline Benson, Haley Alcock, Imogen Croft, Samory Ba, Pascale Jodoin, Alexandre Hamel.
National Creation Fund of the National Center for the Arts.
CanDanse Creation Fund / Danse Danse, National Arts Center, Dance House, Fall for Dance North in collaboration with TO Live, La Rotonde. Théâtre de la Ville de Paris.
Canadian arts council, Conseil des arts et lettres du Québec, Montreal art council, Dance North Scotland, Le Dôme ice rink (Laon, France), Le Blizz ice rink (Rennes, France), City of Baie-Saint-Paul.