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About this project

Le Patin Libre is a contemporary ice-skating collective from Canada.

The 5 artists of the company make a very modest living out of sharing their creations in ice rinks. We want to perform our new show 'Vertical Influences' during the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Edinburgh, in August 2015. We're already registered and committed.

Producing artistic events in ice rinks is very difficult. Those venues are intensely dedicated to ice sports. We kind of understand producers who do not want to venture in those almost exclusive kingdoms of slap-shots and sparkly dresses.

So, we have to do it “indie style”: we risk our savings in the rental of ice rinks in order to self-produce presentations of our work.

Renting Murrayfield Ice Rink in Edinburgh is very expensive. More than £7000... We need some help.

Already, Assembly festival will help us with promotion. We also got some help from our national art council and the Quebec Delegation in the UK. But it's not enough. We also have to pay for flights, equipment rental, accommodations... Our artists will live in a van, eat beans and pass the hat on the street to finance this adventure. However, if we can get some help to cover this venue rental, the whole thing will become less financially perilous for our little group. We hope Kickstarter donators will be generous enough to help us pay for the whole £7000.00 rental. But, we fixed the 2000.00$CAD objective because even this would be great help.

Renting Murrayfield Ice Rink and performing 'Vertical Influences' at the Fringe will help us to keep our project going during the summer and it will hopefully help us get other opportunities during the next year.

'Vertical Influences' was very successful in its first runs in London, Ottawa and Montreal. We got a 5-stars review from The Guardian and some sold-out shows. We trust that this series of presentations in Edinburgh will keep this going.

We hope that our rewards will be as great as the feel-good effect of supporting good art: seats at the show, skating lessons with our artists, exclusive videos, roller-skating waiters at your party. Even if you're not in Edinburgh, you can most likely take advantage of this when we'll go through your town in our upcoming tours: Paris, Oslo, London, Montreal, etc...

Finally, if you are one of those persons with a safe and well-paid gig with per diems and hotel lodging in Edinburgh, we bet you'll feel great sharing a bit of that good fortune with recognized and promising artists. We do all we can to also carve a little place for ourselves on the art scene but we don't yet have this support.

Thanks in advance, and hopefully see you at the rink!

Risks and challenges

We'll do it.

If we do not receive the support we seek, we'll loose money, our artists will have it really rough in Edinburgh and won't get paid. It might endanger the survival of our project.

But we're committed and we'll do it whatever happens.

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    Pledge CA$ 5 or more About $4

    A personalized "thank you" email including a link to a secret and exclusive video showing how hard our team works both on and off the ice.

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    Pledge CA$ 25 or more About $20

    A "thank you" email.

    A seat for the Scottish premiere of 'Vertical Influences' on August 9th 2015, in Edinburgh.
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    A seat for a supplementary of 'Vertical Influences' in Montreal, on October 17th 2015.

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    A "thank you" email.

    A seat for the Scottish premiere of 'Vertical Influences' on August 9th 2015, in Edinburgh.
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    A seat for a supplementary of 'Vertical Influences' in Montreal, on October 17th 2015.

    A video just for you: an artist of Le Patin Libre will dedicate you a short experimental performance.

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    Pledge CA$ 200 or more About $157

    A "thank you" email.

    A seat for the Scottish premiere of 'Vertical Influences' on August 9th 2015, in Edinburgh.
    OR
    A seat for a supplementary of 'Vertical Influences' in Montreal, on October 17th 2015.

    A private roller-skating performance organized just for you, wherever you want during and at the Edinburgh Fringe, or elsewhere, according to our tour itinerary.

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    Pledge CA$ 400 or more About $314

    A "thank you" email.

    A seat for the Scottish premiere of 'Vertical Influences' on August 9th 2015, in Edinburgh.
    OR
    A seat for a supplementary of 'Vertical Influences' in Montreal, on October 17th 2015.

    A private ice-skating lesson in either Edinburgh, London, Paris, London. We'll arrange that later, according to our tour itinerary.

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    Pledge CA$ 600 or more About $472

    A "thank you" email.

    A seat for the Scottish premiere of 'Vertical Influences' on August 9th 2015, in Edinburgh.
    OR
    A seat for a supplementary of 'Vertical Influences' in Montreal, on October 17th 2015.

    Your name, or the name of your organization, as a important supporter of Le Patin Libre in the program of the Edinburgh performances of Vertical Influences during the Fringe 2015.

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    Pledge CA$ 1,200 or more About $943

    A "thank you" email.

    A seat for the Scottish premiere of 'Vertical Influences' on August 9th 2015, in Edinburgh.
    OR
    A seat for a supplementary of 'Vertical Influences' in Montreal, on October 17th 2015.

    Service of refreshments by skating-artists on roller-skates, at your party (in Edinburgh in August 2015 or elsewhere, according to our tour itinerary). More elegantly than you can imagine.

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