Presentation of Vertical Influences with a “soft option”

From March 12th to 20th 2016, the contemporary ice-skating company Le Patin Libre will present supplementaries of its show Vertical Influences, in Montreal.

The March 20th presentation, at 14h30, will offer a “soft option” to spectators who desire it.
– Access to closed box seating with perfect visibility on the ice stage
– Access to seats with the possibility to leave easily and discretely during the show
– Access to seats with a lower sound and special lighting level
These seats are in limited number and require advance booking or contact.

These options make the performance more accessible to people with autism, to people with atypical behaviour, and to the people they go see shows with.
The show stays exactly the same.


It’s the same price, but tickets must be bought with these special buttons:
20 mars, 14h30 – tickets for adults: 28$btn_buynow_LG
20 mars, 14h30 – tickets for children (under 12): 15$btn_buynow_LG
20 mars, 14h30 –  Family package: 65$ (2 adults and 3 kids under 12) btn_buynow_LG

Click on the yellow button near the date you chose.
Once on the PayPal site, click “Don’t have a PayPal account”, at the bottom right..
Enter your credit card information and click “Pay”.
Click “No, thanks”, when you get offered to open a PayPal account.
Voilà!  The purchase is done.  You will receive a confirmation email and your tickets will wait for you at the door.  Nothing will be physically mailed to you.

Tickets can also be purchased at the door (adults:32$, family:75$), but please contact us to make sure we still have seats offering the soft option.

Groups of more 10 people or more: contact us, we offer good deals to groups.

What the medias said about the show:
***** liberating, exhilarating, breathtaking. – The Stage complete review
***** – a pure body rush of liberation and space.  
– The Guardiancomplete review
**** – witty and experimental… – London Evening Standard – complete review

The presentation with the soft option will happen on March 20th 2016, at 14h30
The other presentations are on those dates:
March 12th 2016, 20h30
March 13th 2016, 14h30
March 19th 2016, 20h30

Aréna St-Louis, Montréal, Mile End
5633, Rue Saint Dominique, Montréal, QC H2T 1V7
Free parking available
(near the corner of St-Viateur – metro Rosemont or Laurier)

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More about the show

Accessible and enjoyable for families.  A perfect initiation to contemporary performing arts.

In 2014, Vertical Influences was rated amongst the 10 dance events of the year in the United Kingdom.  It then won the Total Theatre & The Place Award for Dance.

Le Patin Libre joins the virtuosity of liberated high-level figure skaters with the poetry of contemporary dance.  As described by a reviewer, it’s like “the attitude and energy of street dance with all the speed and elegance of a flock of birds”.  That’s exactly how we feel.

This double-bill first lets the audience witness the tensions and the coming-together of a group of individuals fearlessly fighting for the recognition of their uniqueness (Influences).
Then, the audience will be moved to seats on the ice.  Spectators will live an intense scenic experience a few inches away from a joyful bunch of cheeky skating virtuosos.  This essay shines a special light on the unparalleled choreographic possibilities of glide (Vertical).


A playlist of micro-excerpts can be seen on the YouTube channel of the company


A short documentary about the last days of the production of Vertical Influences, during the Dance Umbrella festival 2014, in London.


Thanks to our production partners:

Dance Umbrella, London, Royaume-Uni
Centre National des Arts de Ottawa, Canada
Théâtre de la Ville, Paris, France
Conseil des Arts et Lettres du Québec
Conseil des Arts du Canada
Conseil des Arts de Montréal
Jerwood Project, Royaume-Uni
Patinoire CityGlace, Le Mans, France
Patinoire Atrium du 1000, Montréal, Canada

Thanks to our partner for the Montreal series:
The Plateau Mont-Royal borough