Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2015 – Vertical Influences

Tickets on sale online, on the Fringe website: click here.
(only 300 tickets per show)

***** “a pure body rush of liberation and space…”  – The Guardian – complete review
**** “witty and experimental…” – London Evening Standard – complete review
**** “an entirely new skating experience.”  – The London Times – complete review

We need help for this project.  We launched a Kickstarter campaign.  Your little donations will help us rent the Edinburgh ice rink we need to present these 14 shows.

The show
The Canadian iconoclastic ice skaters return to the Fringe with a new double-bill sharing their signature mix of movement, wit, speed and grace. In Influences, the performers play with how our body language can influence others, even with just a glance. In the second piece, Vertical, audiences are invited to view the artists up close, with seating on the ice. The virtuosity of award-winning figure skating joyfully meets the attitude of street dance and the sophistication of contemporary performance.

The company
Le Patin Libre
is the world’s first and only contemporary ice skating company.
It was founded on frozen ponds in Canada, when a bunch of international level figure skaters decided to quit sparkles and medals to turn their athletic virtuosity into a legitimate mean of choreographic expression.



When?sam comp 1
Saturday Aug. 8th – 18h30 and 20h30
Sunday Aug. 9th – 18h30 and 20h30
Saturday  Aug. 15th – 18h30 and 20h30
Sunday Aug. 16th – 18h30 and 20h30
Sunday Aug. 23rd – 18h30 and 20h30
Friday Aug. 28th – 18h30 and 20h30
Saturdau Aug. 29th – 19h00 and 21h00
(2 shows per night)




Tickets-on-Sale-RubyTo book tickets: Click here
(300 seats per show only):

Ticket booking through the Fringe’s web site.

No allocated seating.
The ice rink is comfortable but slightly colder than a theatre. Bringing a jumper or a blanket is a good idea.



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How much?
15£ and 12£ (concessions)
Family deal (4 persons): 42£

Buying tickets at the venue (not available, yet)
Anytime, during public ice skating times (info here).





Murrayfield Ice Rink, Riversdale Crescent, Edinburgh
15 to 20 minutes bus ride from city centre

Public transport to Murrayfield Ice Rink
Take westbound buses 12, 31 or 26 (every 10 minutes) from Waverley Station or Princes Street (a bus stop with full info is in front of the Marks & Spencer on Princes Street).
The buses can also be taken from Haymarket station, close to the ice rink.



Murrayfield Ice Rink might be the most awesome looking ice rink we ever turned into a venue!  With it’s original 1939 vintage seats, it is definitely worth a 15 minutes detour…

Click here to see a full map

A short documentary by Ruth Sewell, about our company and the world premiere of the show at the Dance Umbrella Festival in London, in October 2014.




Thanks to our presenting partners:
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Production partners:

Dance Umbrella Festival, London, UK
National Arts Centre, Ottawa, Canada
Théâtre de la Ville, Paris, France
The Canada Council for the Arts
Conseil des Arts et Lettres du Québec
Conseil des Arts de Montréal