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19 Oct 2016, 20 Oct 2016, 21 Oct 2016, 22 Oct 2016
Vertical InfluencesLe Patin LibreAustralian ExclusiveChoreographers Alexandre Hamel, Pascale Jodoin, Samory Ba, Jasmin Boivin and Taylor DilleyThe subversive wit of street dance and the technical virtuosity of contemporary movement make a fine cocktail, but you’ve just got to try it on ice.Five performers turn their backs on sequins and scorecards in favour of adrenaline-pumping athletics and theatrical sophistication. The breathtaking momentum of the skating body combined with the freedom of the choreographic imagination results in forms untethered by gravity, like lightning over a frozen lake.Canada’s Le Patin Libre is the only company in the world to realise the possibilities opened up to contemporary dance when a pair of ice-skates enters the frame. The results will exhilarate.