Vertical Influences – Montreal, March 2015

***** – 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

Recently rated amongst the 10 dance events of the 2014 year in the United Kingdom, Vertical Influences was completed in October 2014, after 2 years of work.
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 movement virtuosos.  This essay shines a special light on the unparalleled choreographic possibilities of glide (Vertical).

March 16th 2015, 19h30
March 21st 2015, 20h30 (sold out)
March 22nd 2015, 14h30 (sold out)
March 28th 2015, 20h30 (sold out)
March 29th 2015, 14h30 (sold out)
March 30th 2015, 19h30: tickets available at the door

Online ticket purchase
Click on the yellow buttons next to the date at which you want to see the show.
On the PayPal page, click “Don’t have a PayPal account” to pay with a credit card.
Choose the number of tickets you want to buy.
You will receive an online confirmation and your tickets will await you at the door.

Online tickets, via the yellow buttons: 20$
Family packages (2 adults, 3 children), via the yellow buttons: 60$
Adults at the door: 25$
Children (less than 12 years old) at the door: 22$
Groups: contact us with your request at

Aréna St-Louis, Montréal
5633, Rue Saint Dominique, Montréal, QC H2T 1V7
Free parking available.
(near the corner of St-Laurent and St-Viateur, in the Mile End)

Agrandir le plan

On the Saturdays of March 21st and 28th, after the show, the audience will be invited to put skates on and join the artists to party on the ice.  Bring your own skates or rent some for really cheap (2$).  Or, take a hot drink while watching this magical moment.
Beginners are more than welcome.  The artists will propose a short initiation to ice dancing.

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.

The creation of Vertical Influences was launched by a Jerwood Studio research residence offered to us at Sadler’s Wells theatre, in London, UK.  Here’s a little documentary about this.

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


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