"Clown-acrobat Patrick Léonard breaks the illusion that circus performers are larger than life by revealing the human element behind creating an act."
- The Darmouth, USA

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

"Fabulous solo show."
- The Rover

"By giving us a look into his mind, he provides the audience with valuable insight into our own lives."
- The Darmouth, USA

 
PATINOIRE

An audience. A frog. A fork. A ukulele. A touch of entertainment, of vulnerability and of despair. A body that cracks. A blue jacket. A table. Laughter. Tears.

Skating between circus, theatre, dance and music, Patinoire plays in fragile, moving sands, in the joyful despair inside of us. A fanfare for a solitary man, an unfortunate circus, a factory of jokes: how far are we willing to go in order to love and be loved? Created and performed by Patrick Léonard, Patinoire has been touring the world since 2011.

Creation 2011 I One Man Show I sold out 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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