BBC2 to broadcast Le Patin Libre’s Vertical

Dance fans are in for a treat this Saturday 27 January when Le Patin Libre’s Vertical – first seen as part of Dance Umbrella in 2014 – will be broadcast on BBC2 at 10pm.

This incredible dance piece, created using research supported by Jerwood Studio at Sadler’s Wells, has gone on to win multiple awards including a Total Theatre Award and a Critics’ Circle nomination in 2015 as well as being a highlight of the 2014 Dance Umbrella Festival.

Find out more about how the piece was developed in partnership with Jerwood Studio at Sadler’s Wells by watching our short film.

You can now see a specially created short film version this Saturday on BBC2 as part of New Dance, hosted by Darcey Bussell. The programme also features Boy Blue’s Emancipation of Expressionism directed by Danny Boyle.

Vertical brings us dangerously close to the action, capturing the skaters slashing and slicing the ice at top speed in this award-winning choreography.

Watch the trailer below:

Vertical Trailer – Le Patin Libre (BBC2 Sat 27 Jan 10pm) from Dance Umbrella on Vimeo.