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April 15, 2020 | Together Apart,

Top 7 Blogs About The 7 Fingers

Through our Together Apart series, we’ve taken the opportunity to look through our history and revisit performances that brought us joy, wonder, and help shape the ArtsEmerson experience. The 7 Fingers are definitely a standout, visiting Boston seven times since our first season in 2010 and most recently opening our 10th Anniversary Season. We’re thrilled that Sequence 8 is part of Together Apart (which is available to stream NOW-APR 27 here), and to celebrate our ongoing collaboration, we pulled together seven blog about The 7 Fingers as a journey down memory lane.

Remember to catch Sequence 8 online before it’s gone and check out the full Together Apart line up for all upcoming performances and artists conversations!

The Evolving Circus: From Elephants to Acrobatics

Originally published JUN 30, 2016

“When someone tells you they’re taking you to the circus what do you imagine?”

A Visit with The 7 Fingers

Originally published AUG 13, 2019

“Throughout the weekend, we were able to sit down not only with a number of local Boston press, but also with several community partners. The 7 Fingers led two workshops, one with Boston Explorers Camp, an urban camp for children ages 6-15 where they use the city of Boston as their classroom. Several students were able to join us at the Cutler Majestic Theatre and get to see a snippet of choreography from Passengers.”

How to Make Banana Bread, 7 Fingers Style

Originally published JUN 8, 2016

“Cream the butter. Add sugar and crushed bananas. Mix well. Stir in the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Combine the dry ingredients and add slowly to the creamed mixture. Pour the batter into a greased and floured loaf pan. Bake at 180 °C (350 °F) for about 50 minutes or until cake tester inserted in the centre comes out clean.”

Circus, Passed Down Through the Generations

Originally published AUG 25, 2017 from Artistic Director David Dower

“With every 7 Fingers show there is an animating question or idea around which its directors build the evening. In this case, director Gypsy Snider asked her young company to interview their own grandparents, collecting stories about their lives at the age the performers were now. What shaped them? What haunted them? What brought them joy?”

ArtsEmerson Goes to Circus School!

Originally published AUG 25, 2017

“My dreams of running away with the circus finally came true…well, at least for an afternoon. I walked into Aircraft Aerial Arts, unfamiliar with how to perform anything remotely circus and walked out feeling extremely hopeful, energized and very, very sore. I’ve always wondered how Circus acrobats hone their strength and agility to perform those breathtaking acts, how they make something impossible seem very easy. Now I know, and my level of respect for their prowess is now sky high.”

A Hopeful Glimpse of Possible Adventures

Originally published SEP 9, 2019 by co-founder of The 7 Fingers, Shana Carroll

“Each of us follows a track of sorts, twisting and turning through valleys and plains. All the while staring out the window at the reflection of our very own eyes superimposed on the shifting landscape. Confined inside that wagon we are a forced and incongruous community, joined in a moment of suspended limbo between two lives, as we say goodbye to one and prepare for another.”

Making Something Beautiful Together

Originally published AUG 2, 2017

“The 7 Fingers to me is all about this small group of humans being amazing and making something beautiful together. I wish we could all be so lucky as to live that way ourselves.”

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