Walker Art Center and Northrop Present

Le Patin Libre

Thu, Apr 25, 6:00 pm & 8:30 pm, Sat, Apr 27, 3:00 pm & 7:00 pm
About the Event

Thu, Apr 25, 6:00 pm & 8:30 pm at Breck School/Anderson Ice Arena in Golden Valley
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Sat, Apr 27, 3:00 pm & 7 pm at Charles M. Schulz Highland Arena in St. Paul
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Vertical Influences 

Le Patin Libre breaks the mold by challenging the conventions of traditional figure skating through their innovative style that draws influences from theatre, street dance, and tap. From humble beginnings creating routines on the frozen ponds and canals of their hometown Montréal, these five performers have created a witty and inspired one-hour spectacle that uses the ice in daring and dazzling ways.

Both days include a separate excerpt performance of Tracing Steps, a new work by Twin Cities–based Brownbody, which the ensemble describes as “Black social dances from centuries of slavery in America that are translated to the ice." Free tickets for Brownbody’s performance are available on-site one hour before the program, which are at 4:00 pm Thu, Apr 25 and 5:00 pm Sat, Apr 27.

DRESS WARMLY, as audiences will be seated on the ice for a thrilling “up-close” view of this ice-dance treat.

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