Get up close and personal with the Canadian collective reinventing ice skating.
As part of Dance Umbrella’s mission to celebrate 21st century choreography, iconoclastic ice skaters
Le Patin Libre come to Ally Pally Ice Rink. In this specially commissioned double bill they share their signature mix of movement, wit, speed and grace. Le Patin Libre (Free Skate) is a five-strong collective of prize-winning skaters who are creating a new kind of ice dancing, way beyond the confines of traditional figure skating.
Having started out performing on frozen ponds and canals in their hometown of Montreal, the company now come to London to present a full-length evening of work. In influences the performers play with how our body language can influence others, even with just a casual glance. In the second piece Vertical, audiences are invited to view the artists up close, with seating on the ice (dress warmly…).
“The anti-Dancing on Ice” TIME OUT
A Dance Umbrella and National Arts Centre, Canada commission.
In partnership with Sadler’s Wells and their home away from home Ally Pally.
Pre-skate Cheap Skate!
Planning to see Le Patin Libre? Why not have a spin on the ice before the first show? Special discounted Dance Umbrella Skate and Show tickets are available each night just in time for Halloween.
Get here early and soak up the atmosphere of our Festival Village – featuring a line-up of the finest names in London street food and an eclectic bill of bands and DJs. Start your gig the right way.
Alexandra Palace Way
Tube: Wood Green
Railway: Alexandra Palace Rail
Bus: W3 or Shuttle Bus
Alexandra Palace is run by a charity for the benefit of everyone. It’s loved by many people: as a historic landmark, ice rink, legendary gig venue, exhibition centre, theatre, park with panoramic views and more. As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic our income has fallen catastrophically and our survival is at risk. Your support can help: as a charity, every £1 we receive is reinvested back into the organisation and will help us get back on our feet.