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Le Patin Libre

Le Patin Libre: Vertical Influences

Sunday, October 15, 2017 at 2:00pm
Spurrier-Snyder Rink, Freeman Athletic Center 161 Cross Street, Middletown
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$22 general public; $20 senior citizens, Wesleyan faculty/staff/alumni, non-Wesleyan students; $6 Wesleyan students, youth under 18

Sunday, October 15, 2017 at 6:00pm
Spurrier-Snyder Rink, Freeman Athletic Center 161 Cross Street, Middletown
Buy Tickets
$22 general public; $20 senior citizens, Wesleyan faculty/staff/alumni, non-Wesleyan students; $6 Wesleyan students, youth under 18

"Much of Vertical Influences plays with choreography and imagery that rinses viewers of all conventional expectations."
—NPR's All Things Considered

Le Patin Libre challenges expectations about ice shows, combining the attitude of street dance with the athleticism of competitive skating, all while exploring the choreographic possibilities of the human body gliding on ice. The Montréal-based company makes their Connecticut debut with Vertical Influences (2014), a double bill which examines themes of leadership, bullying, individualism, and rivalry with the audience seated on the ice during the second half of the performance, up close as the five skaters perform.

Funded in part by the Expeditions program of the New England Foundation for the Arts, made possible with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts, with additional support from the six New England state arts agencies. This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. Co-produced by Dance Umbrella (London, United Kingdom) in partnership with the National Arts Center of Canada and The Theatre de la Ville de Paris (France) with support from the Conseil des arts et lettres du Quebec, the Canada Council for the Arts and the Conseil des arts de Montreal. Research supported by the Jerwood Studio program at the Sadler's Wells Theatre.

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