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Les 7 Doigts de la Main - Traces

Traces - Les 7 Doigts de la Main From Canada

"... the gently unorthodox, intelligently wry and breathtakingly skilful wonder of the 'new circus' experience called '7 Fingers' ... if this is the circus of the 21st century, things are looking up." San Francisco Chronicle

Festival Melbourne2006 is proud to showcase Traces, a new work from one of the most exciting circus theatre companies on the planet. Since forming in 2002, Montreal's Les 7 Doigts de la Main has taken the world by storm with its disarmingly eccentric and intelligent re-interpretation of circus. With state-of-the-art circus skills and a jet-fueled urban street energy, these boutique circus artists segue effortlessly from one skill to another, using anything and everything that comes to hand. From traditional Chinese circus techniques to basketball; from skateboard to classical piano; soaring, somersaulting, contorting, balancing and catapulting – their modes of expression know no bounds. A constantly evolving ethereal, surreal and unreal multi-media contemporary circus experience. Suitable for 10 years and above.

Les 7 Doigts de la Main is French for "the seven fingers of the hand". A twist on a French idiom about working together with agility and co-ordination, the phrase indicates both unity and individuality.

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Presented with the assistance of Foreign Affairs Canada.

General admission. Please note that seating in the Big Top is limited, so come early!

Date: 16 March
Time: 4:00pm
Date: 17 March
Time: 5:00pm
Date: 18 - 20 March
Time: 7:00pm
Location: Alexandra Gardens Big Top
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