Jan. 24th 2014 – Terrebonne, Canada - short outdoor performances
Jan. 31st 2014 – Boisbriand, Canada – short outdoor performances
Feb. 1st 2014 – Otterburn Park, Canada – short outdoor performances
Feb. 9th 2014 – Ange-Gardien, Canada – short outdoor performances
To see more videos, visit our YouTube channel.
Oct. 8th 2013:
We are back in Montreal, working on a new piece and preparing ice dancing parties for everybody (even if you can’t skate) in a local ice rink. We call those ‘Les Samedis soirs du Patin Libre’.
Sept. 24th 2013:
We are now in London, doing a research residency supported by the Jerwood program of the Sadler’s Well Theatre.
Aug. 16th 2013:
We are now in Berlin, preparing our upcoming performances and developing new work. As a summer side-project, we also started to dance on roller-skates. We jam every Sunday at Mauerpark.
July 26th 2013:
We will do a research residency at the Jerwood Studio of the Sadler’s Wells theatre, in London, UK. Of course, most of the activities will be “off-site”, at a nearby ice rink. Thanks to Sadler’s Wells theatre and the Conseil des Arts et Lettres du Québec.
July 17th 2013:
We’re bringing contemporary ice skating in Berlin, Germany, for the very first time! In partnership with the organization eiskunst-werkstatt, we’ll propose the event ‘What is contemporary ice skating?’
March 12th 2013:
Another review for ‘Skaters Anonymous’, now premiering in Montréal, Canada: Click here for the review by Victor Swoboda, dance critic for ‘The Gazette’, Montreal’s english daily.
March 12th 2013:
The first review for ‘Skaters Anonymous’, now premiering in Montréal, Canada:
Click here for the Danscussions review by Maud Mazo-Rothenbühler
Jan. 11th 2013: Great news! After our last London performance in Alexandra Palace, on January 20th at 5:30pm, we will throw a big dancing party on ice. Our spectators will be invited to put skates on and to party and dance on the sounds of DJ JBee. Click here for the Facebook event.
Jan. 10th 2013: Our British premier of ‘The Rule of 3′ felt like a success! We bowed twice and had a numerous audience who laughed and gazed in silence exactly as we were hoping they would.
Jan. 3rd 2013: Excerpts of our new piece are online. Click here.
Jan.1st 2013: End of our creation residency in Monéteau, France. After 3 months of isolation in a small ice rink, we now have something to test and try in front of audiences. First stop: London (Alexandra Palace and Brixton Ice Rink).
Dec.22nd 2012: The collective ofered special events to introduce school children to contemporary performance art in Auxerre. And we gave hundreds of free tickets to young ice skaters for the UK premier of ‘The Rule of 3′ at Alexandra Palace in London. We’re really proud to play a little education role.
Nov. 18th 2012: The first appearances of Le Patin Libre in London were a great moment for the collective. Click here for a video. The small and discrete ice rink of Brixton was filled with an enthusiastic audience who, as the artists felt, really understood what contemporary ice skating is about. Le Patin Libre is now back in France.
Nov. 5th 2012: The collective wishes to thank the organizing committee of -5°C SUR SCÈNE festival for providing them an amazing opportunity to present the premiere of its new creation. This new performance art festival enchanted all our artists and we were pleased by the audience reaction to “The Rule of 3″. We are looking forward the 2013 edition. Thanks to Gary Beacom, Paul Duchesnay and Sébatsien Lefrançois for their presence as juries and mentors. Congrats to our artists who presented their personal work in the contest: Pascale Jodoin, Samory Ba (Jury’s Award), Alexandre Hamel and Jasmin Boivin.
October 16th 2012: The collective wishes to thank the people of Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon for their support and enthusiasm. “Confidences” was presented twice on the small French island. A series of pictures can be found here.
September 29th 2012: With the help of the Canadian Council for the Arts and of the Conseil des Arts et Lettres du Québec, the collective is in a creation residency in Auxerre, in France. The artists work during the less frequented public skating hours and when the rink is closed. They work on a new exploratory piece.
July 23rd 2012: Le Patin Libre announces part of its 2012-2013 season programming: France, England, Canada…. Lots of action, this year!
July 6th 2012: In Basingstoke, England, Samory Ba and Alexandre Hamel skated for a good cause in a charity event organized for a young figure skater needing special medical treatment. The info and the videos are here.
June 24th 2012: A great news on the national holiday of Quebecers: the Conseil des Arts et Lettres du Québec (Québec’s council for the arts and litterature) will support Le Patin Libre for the first time by funding a part of the costs of our next creation and research residency.
May 29th 2012: Pascale Jodoin was at the Québec Parliament to receive a prize for the collective: the 2012 cultural award of Les Offices Jeunesse Internationaux du Québec. This organization supports projects of Québec’s young talents in order to support their first steps on international markets. See more about the award and the ceremony.