The inventors of contemporary skating continue to build on their momentum, ready to cross a new threshold. Thrills guaranteed! With their new album Threshold, these flying athletes continue their quest for “a choreography of speed and vertigo caused by motionless bodies that move as if by magic”. They balance on their blade between the front and the back of the movement to exacerbate the second of tipping, falling, getting drunk. The Théâtre de la Ville presents Le Patin Libre from June 12 to 15, 2019 at the Asnières-sur-Seine ice rink.

Original Music Jasmin Boivin

Dramaturgy: Ruth Little

Light design: Lucy Carter & Sean Gleason

Costumes: Pascale Jodoin

Sound design David Babin

Choreography & Dance Le Patin Libre : Alexandre Hamel, Pascale Jodoin, Samory Ba, Jasmin Boivin, Taylor Dilley

The Company

Le Patin Libre is a contemporary ice skating company from Montreal. This performance art uses ice, skates and glide as medias. Some people see our work as a form of “contemporary dance on ice”. The first collective was founded in 2005 by ex high-level figure skaters. They regrouped with the intention of transforming their athleticism into a mean 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.

Official compagny website

Tour dates:

May 10-11 Ottawa (ON) – National Arts Center – Treshold

June 12 -15 Paris (FR) Théâtre de la Ville- Treshold