FROM THE BLOG
"ArtsEmerson is excited to welcome back Boston favorites and iconic circus troupe, The 7 Fingers. In the past, the circus troupe has wowed the Boston community with performances that incorporate exhilarating acrobatic feats and stunts, along with emotional intimate acting. Co-artistic director David Dower explains why this innovative group is always welcome at ArtsEmerson, “The thing that is so deeply satisfying about 7 Fingers, for me, besides the fact that they are a blast to work with, is the way the company embodies the vision and values of ArtsEmerson. They are the world on stage. Each cast is drawn from different parts of the world. And they bring their cultural differences right onto the stage with them. Then, in those differences they forge an ensemble. It’s a powerful message for us in these fractious times.
Recent appearances on the ArtsEmerson stage include showcases of their signature work, Traces
, which the New York Times proclaimed as “Mad, Pulse-raising magic.” Traces
combined traditional acrobatic forms and street elements, mixing all of these variations with theatre and contemporary dance. The poetic and thoughtful nature of the show earned it multiple awards and a “Top Ten Everything of 2011″ rating from Time Magazine."