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Le Patin Libre (Montreal) | Dance Umbrella Festival (London, UK) in partnership with National Arts Centre (Ottawa, Canada) Théâtre de la Ville (Paris, France)

APR 18 – 30, 2017

Venue: Britannia Ice Rink, 1661 Parker St, Vancouver, BC

Presented with Tom Lightburn
Production Support: Anndraya Luui
Community Partner: Britannia Community Services Centre

The virtuosity of award-winning figure skating joyfully meets the attitude of street dance and the sophistication of contemporary performance. Rising stars Le Patin Libre are creating a new kind of ice dancing, far beyond the confines of traditional figure skating. There are no sparkles, no stereotypes, and no fuzzy animal costumes. Coming off a sold-out European tour, this is your chance to see the fresh and inventive Canadian group before they explode onto the international scene. An all-ages spectacle of dizzying spins, spiraling arabesques, and maximum fun.

THE DRAW: “A pure body rush. Astounding ★★★★★” — The Guardian, UK

Apr 18, 7PM: Opening Night
Apr 19 – 22, 25, 27 – 29: 7PM
Apr 22 – 23, 26, 29 – 30: 2PM




Cast: Alexandre Hamel, Pascale Jodoin, Jasmin Boivin, Samory Ba, Taylor Dilley
Choreography: Alexandre Hamel, Pascale Jodoin, Jasmin Boivin, Samory Ba, Taylor Dilley
Understudy performer: Sylvain Bouillère
Dramaturg: Ruth Little
Music: Jasmin Boivin
Lighting designer: Lucy Carter
Associate lighting designer: Nia Wood
Technical director: David Babin

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