Léonard frappe dans le mille! Le Devoir

Magistral. Monumental. Unique. Un seul-en-scène époustouflant, une sorte de Peter Seller. La Provence

Un digne descendant du cinéma muet façon Buster Keaton ou Charlie Chaplin. Le Journal du Dimanche 

La générosité artistiqe a un nom : Patrick Léonard Centre Presse

Un formidable athlète et un acteur hors pair. La Presse


Un one-man show unique et intriguant… Un savoureux mélange d’humour et d’esprit. Canoe.ca

"Léonard hits the bull’s eye!"
- Le Devoir (Translation)

"Fabulous solo show."
- The Rover

 
PATINOIRE

How far are we willing to go in order to love and be loved?

One audience
One frog
A fork
A ukulele
Some entertainment
A touch of vulnerability and despair
A body that cracks
A blue jacket, a chair and a table
Laughter, tears

Sliding between circus and theatre, between dance and music, Patinoire plays in fragile, moving sands, in the joyful despair which inhabits us. A fanfare for a solitary man, an unfortunate circus, a factory of jokes...

 

Creation 2011 I One Man Show I 23 performances at the Avignon OFF festival

Production
Les 7 Doigts

Original Idea, Artistic Direction and Performance
Patrick Léonard

Co-Director Nicolas Cantin
Co-Choreographer Howard Richard
Soundscape Félix Boisvert
Tracks selection Patrick Léonard, Félix Boisvert and Nicolas Cantin
Lights Bruno Rafie
Engineer and training partner David Barabé
Props Cloé Alain-Gendreau 
Other props Bruno Tassé, Alain Fleurent
Curtains Frédérick Ouellet
Rigger, Backstage accomplice, life-saver Laval Dufour
Audio Guru and Consultant Jean Landry
Costumes Manon Desmarais 
Inspiration Geneviève Drolet, Laska Léonard, Galia Léonard 
Support…all categories my lovely other “Fingers”

Production Manager: Luc Paradis a.k.a. Mr. Annoying
Technical Director: Peter Balov
Technical coordination and inspiration: Chloé Rondeau
Project Manager and Chewing-gum dealer: Lou Chartrand

With the support of : Conseil des arts de Montréal, Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec and Canada arts Council.

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