MONTREAL, Sept. 10 /CNW Telbec/ - It would be hard to beat Montreal's The
7 Fingers Circus' (Les 7 doigts de la main) summer. After premiering a new
show, the Company's 3rd production La Vie, in the heart of New York City and
receiving glowing reviews and standing ovations, they took the largest arts
festival in the world - the Edinburgh Festival - by storm with Traces, the
Company's 2nd production.
Choosing to cast caution to the wind, the 7 Fingers daringly presented a
world premiere for their first appearance before New York audiences. Presented
in the round, within the confines of a challenging but charming Spiegel Tent
and a 12 foot circular stage the 7 Fingers' La Vie was a show that astonished
both critics and audiences all summer long.
Not to be outdone by their colleagues in New York, the cast of Traces,
another 7 Fingers show, took on Edinburgh. After preparing with "warmup"
performances in Korea, the Ann Arbor Arts Festival, Toronto's Idea City and
Normandie in France they moved on to Edinburgh where the highly respected The
Guardian noted that "(...) Traces is so thrilling it will make an entire
generation run away and join the circus." Competing against thousands of other
shows Traces played too sold out houses and was named to "One of the 5 Best
Shows of the Festival".
Now that summer has past and thoughts turn to the fall, the 7 Fingers are
keeping the heat turned to high. Traces has already "SOLD OUT" their run at
the prestigious Kennedy Center for the Arts in Washington DC; and the Dublin
Festival, based on echoes of the Edinburgh success, is experiencing a chain
reaction of interest. Not to be outdone by their European counterparts, the
Toronto Producers are hoping for nothing less when this amazing show finally
has its' English Canadian premiere, opening October 17, for an extended run,
in Toronto's Panasonic Theatre.
Amidst all the rest, it would be easy to overlook that LOFT, the original
7 Fingers production, has been invited to play the legendary Roundhouse
Theatre in London England. The Roundhouse, which helped launch the
international reputations of such well known groups as Stomp and De la Guarda,
will be welcoming LOFT and its crazy cast for the entire month of December.
So if you want to keep the summer heat happening through the fall check
your local schedules and catch the 7 Fingers show nearest to you:
LA VIE in New York (Spiegeltent) until Sept 30 / TRACES - Washington
(Kennedy Center) Sept 13-15 / TRACES - Dublin (Ulster Bank Festival) Oct 1-6 /
TRACES - Toronto (Panasonic Theatre) Oct 17 - Nov 18/ LOFT - London
(Roundhouse) from Dec 6 / TRACES- Montreal (Tohu) from Dec 18
For further information:
For further information: Marion Bellin, (514) 521-4477,
firstname.lastname@example.org; The 7 Fingers website: www.7fingers.com