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Le Patin Libre

Murmuration
Alexandre Hamel, Pascale Jodoin, Samory Ba
Show
Montreal /
Dance on ice

Wild birds

Fascinating in their precision, enthusiasm and virtuosity, the artists of Le Patin Libre now number 15, and they’re as fast on their skates as ever! In this show, they emulate the patterns of flocks of birds. High-flying, breathtaking skating.

SCHOOL GROUPS

Tuesday, April 16, 2024 - 10:30 am
Thursday, April 18, 2024 - 10:30 am

Please make reservations at groupe@dansedanse.ca

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!

Artists

Choreographers
Alexandre Hamel, Pascale Jodoin, Samory Ba

Alexandre Hamel, Pascale Jodoin and Samory Ba came together with the desire to transform athleticism on ice into a means of free expression.

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Company

Le Patin Libre

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.

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Credits

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.

Co-productions 
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.

Support
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.

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