Patrick Léonard, co-founder of les 7 doigts de la main, has thrown himself into a grand adventure to realize an old dream and a new solo show.
Ever backed by the other “fingers,” Patrick also collaborated with new artists outside the company, including Nicolas Cantin as co-director and Howard Richard as a reference and support with choreography. These outside influences give the show a greater element of life and the further its links between theatre, circus, dance and music.
The creation of Patinoire long lingered in Patrick’s head, and grew further in his thoughts as he recovered from an injury, which occurred in 2010 while performing with La Vie. Patinoire finally entered its full creation phase in February 2011. The rehearsal studio became a second home for Patrick, who, at last putting form to the work so long and so fondly in his mind, put his full heart into this physical show.
En Piste Members, students are offered discounted tickets at $27. The 7 Fingers salute the Theatre La Chapelle‘s Equitable Ticket initiative, designed to help fund emerging artists