Fresh from their 2011 Live Arts Festival hit Traces, 7 Fingers returns with the U.S. premiere of Sequence 8. The Montreal-based circus company creates circus on a human scale—placing the extraordinary element of circus in ordinary contexts. In extreme close-up, Sequence 8 features aerial hoops, rings, Korean board, cigar box juggling, Chinese acrobatics, and incredible feats of balance and beauty—all by performers whose basic human desires and qualities audiences can relate to.
The show takes inspiration from C. G. Jung’s quote, “the meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed.” Emotions are so heightened they spring into action; relationships evolve until they spur actual velocity. Set not in a specific time or place but rather on a vertical canvas, Sequence 8 plays with how relationships and encounters with the other transform and propel the performers into wildly dynamic acrobatic movement.
In short: circus up close, propulsive acrobatics, Chinese hoop-diving, cigar box juggling, collision theatrics, suspended in air.
250 South Broad Street (at Spruce)
$20–$55 (students + 18–25 tickets $15, 17- and-under tickets 1⁄2 price)* / 90 minutes
Sept. 20 at 7pm
Sept. 21 at 8pm
Sept. 22 at 2pm + 8pm
Sept. 23 at 2pm
*Tickets for Sequence 8 are sold ONLY through the Kimmel Center box office at www.kimmelcenter.org, 215-893-1999, or in person at the Kimmel Center, 300 South Broad Street.
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