Coming to the UK from Canada, The Seven Fingers (Les 7 Doigts de la Main) returns to London with the UK premiere of their latest contemporary circus shows on the 1st and 2nd April.
Following their previous success with Sequence 8 and TRACES, the company have created a brand new show which sees them collaborating with choreographers outside the company for the very first time.
The first piece, a duet by Canadian choreographer Marie Chouinard, focuses on gravity and its effects on the movement of the body. The second work by Victor Quijada is a hand-balancing quintet with the artists seeking absolute control of gravity and exploring the relationship between stillness and movement. Spanish choreographer Marcos Morau’s final piece places an emphasis on circus, integrating a variety of different disciplines. The work features solos, duets and group sequences, as eight artists free themselves of both internal and physical obstacles.
Founded in Montreal in 2002, The 7 Fingers began as artists on stage and soon branched out, expanding their creative talents as directors, choreographers, writers and coaches, passing on their collaborative and unique 7 Fingers process to a new generation of circus artists. The company name refers to their 7 founding directors, Isabelle Chassé, Shana Carroll, Patrick Léonard, Faon Shane, Gypsy Snider, Sébastien Soldevila and current Artistic DirectorSamuel Tétreault who, by combining their distinct talents and experiences, work towards their common artistic goals with the beautifully awkward dexterity of a 7-fingered hand.
The 7 Fingers will perform at Sadler’s Wells on the 1st and 2nd April. For more information and to book tickets visit: http://www.sadlerswells.com/whats-on/2016/the-7-fingers-triptyque/.