Dance Preview: Traces, 1 – 3 February, Festival Theatre, Edinburgh

22 Dec

Traces

Startling acrobatic brilliance and dazzling displays of gravity-defying skill come to Edinburgh’s Festival Theatre from Monday 1 to Wednesday 3 February as French-Canadian dance team Les 7 Doigts de la Main brings their production of Traces to town.

Set in a makeshift bunker, five characters hide from an impending disaster outside the door. Using creation as their only antidote to the destruction outside, the cast use every mode of expression available to them, hoping to put down a last mark and leave their traces as best they can.

Video, narration and music combine to show snippets of the performers’ real lives, gradually drawing the audience into their stories, as seemingly impossible acts take on a startlingly human nature.

Les 7 Doigts de la Main was founded in Montreal in 2002 by seven seasoned circus performers with a goal to create circus shows with a strong human element.

Traces was created in 2006 and is the company’s second production. It was performed in Melbourne as part of the Commonwealth Games Cultural Festival in summer 2006 and has been nominated for two Drama Desk Awards in New York.

Full booking information can be found over on the Festival Theatre website.

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