Thursday, October 12, 2017
Sunday at 2pm and 6pm: Connecticut debut of family-friendly ice dancing show "Vertical Influences" by Montreal's Le Patin Libre
Le Patin Libre: Vertical Influences
Sunday, October 15, 2017 at 2pm and 6pm
Spurrier-Snyder Rink, Freeman Athletic Center, 161 Cross Street, Middletown
$22 general public; $20 senior citizens, Wesleyan faculty/staff/alumni, non-Wesleyan students; $6 Wesleyan students, youth under 18
A discounted “Family 4 Pack” is $50. Purchase tickets online here.
Following the 2pm matinee, there will be a meet and greet with the artists. Hot chocolate and goodies will be served.
"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 Montreal-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.
Vertical Influences is approximately 70 minutes with one intermission.