Canadian circus stars The 7 Fingers arrive in the UK to give the British premiere of Passagers – an homage to travel, love and the power of storytelling
A glorious fusion of contemporary dance, awe-inspiring acrobatics, extraordinary circus skills, live song and original music
Six-venue tour presented by Dance Consortium opens at Birmingham Hippodrome, part of Birmingham International Dance Festival, on 21 & 22 September
This autumn, Dance Consortium presents the first UK tour for 11 years by contemporary circus trailblazers The 7 Fingers who are bringing their hit show Passagers to the UK – one of the first international companies to tour post-pandemic.
Passagers plays with our timeless fascination with travel, both nostalgic and symbolic. A colourful and diverse group of nine strangers meet onboard a train. Through the course of their journey, in the temporarily-suspended reality of their journey, they get to know each other. They begin to share their stories and reveal their emotional states through virtuoso acrobatics – vaulting somersaults, breathtaking trapeze, daredevil balances on the highwire – along with contemporary dance, narrative, song and an original soundtrack by Colin Gagné including two songs sung live.
The 7 Fingers’ seven founders – including Passagers director Shana Carroll – set up the collective in 2002 after performing with some of the world’s best contemporary circus companies, including Cirque de Soleil. Their mission was to strip circus down to its thrilling essence and fuse it with dance, theatre, multimedia, music and storytelling. Since then, the company has gained a worldwide reputation for telling human stories with life-enhancing theatricality, warmth and humour.
The 7 Fingers are based in the heart of Montreal’s downtown theatre district in a purpose-built studio which houses all their activities under one roof. Their many credits include intimate one-man shows, large-scale arena performances, Broadway musicals, artistic collaborations with renowned international artists and companies, production design and direction, special events, Olympic ceremonies, televised performances, fashion, art and music events, and immersive experiences, all bearing the company’s unmistakable stamp.
You can find more details here www.The7FingersTour.co.uk