A gathering, a journey, a game.
An accident.
A transformation, of bodies, lives, desires.

All at once subtle, poetic, complex, and choreographically rich, Threshold is an ice dance performance formatted for larger audiences, fed by the athletic virtuosity of its skaters. It delves into a choreographic exploration of humanity’s critical inflection points of change and danger.

After a breathtakingly beautiful and symbolic race, the skaters encounter a destructive accident, catapulting them to the precipice of dramatic change. Separated and injured, they must recompose and rebuild their group, transforming as they seek a new harmony together. In periods of danger, acceleration and growing polarization, the story which unfolds is allegory for our lives today.

Conceived in collaboration with dramaturg Ruth Little and acclaimed Canadian dancer and choreographer Anne Plamondon, the work has been presented to audiences across North America and Europe.

This unforgettable work on ice urges contemporary ice skating, and the audience, across the threshold to a new frontier of artistry, imagination, and unity.

Joyously engaging performers, communicating a pure body rush of liberation and space.
— The Guardian



Le Patin Libre (French for “Free Skate”) is a contemporary ice skating company which uses ice, skates and glide as mediums of storytelling. Founded in 2005 by former high-level figure skaters, they set out with the intention of transforming their athleticism into a means of free expression. Defying stereotypes of ice skating, Le Patin Libre’s dynamic choreography exposes the theatrical potential of glide.

What began as spontaneous demonstrations on frozen ponds, Le Patin Libre has evolved to become a premier international touring company under the artistic vision of Alexandre Hamel, activating skating rinks globally as a place where diverse audiences can gather and discover a new art form.

Committed to designing inclusive events, Le Patin Libre uses ice skating as an entry point to the arts as well as a way to create unforgettable experiences for audiences of all ages. The company transforms rinks into dance floors and playgrounds, sharing their passion for skating and creating an immersive and welcoming environment for all.

Le Patin Libre is based in Montréal, Canada.

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