Reviews for Vertical Influences

  1. Le Patin Libre. Photo: Alicia Clarke

    Le Patin Libre - Vertical Influences - Alexandra Palace

    Lise Smith, Thursday 30 October 2014 — Performance: 28 - 31 October 2014

    With clear movement influences from hip-hop and b-boying as well as circus and dance theatre, 'Vertical Influences' is a fresh, ice-cool take on contemporary figure skating. Continue Reading

  2. Le Patin Libre - Vertical Influences - Alexandra Palace

    Press Review 2Louise Levene, Financial Times, Friday 31 October 2014Performance 28 - 31 October 2014

    A skater’s ability to glide and spin with frictionless speed has long fascinated dancemakers – Frederick Ashton mimicked skating steps in Les Patineurs, while Kenneth MacMillan, Twyla Tharp and Lar Lubovitch all made work for John Curry. Contemporary dance, contact i… 

  3. Le Patin Libre - Vertical Influences - Alexandra Palace

    Press Review 5Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Thursday 30 October 2014Performance 28 - 31 October 2014

    …a quintet of bearded, dreadlocked, baggy-jeaned dancers who spark with movement ideas that I’ve never seen on ice before, let alone on stage. 

  4. Le Patin Libre - Vertical Influences - Alexandra Palace

    Press Review 4Liz Hoggard, Evening Standard, Thursday 30 October 2014Performance 28 - 31 October 2014

    You watch, dazzled, as the five-strong collective compete against each other, flirting, mock-fighting, dragging skates backwards, seemingly against gravity. One minute they’re five young gunslingers, cool and arrogant, the next they’re performing (highly skilled) pra… 

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