Past Event

Sep 25—Oct 13, 2019


The 7 Fingers / Montreal

“Dazzling acrobatic and aerial feats.

The Boston Globe

The journey is the destination.

The 7 Fingers’ electrifying and heart-stirring mix of circus, music, and dance has made them fan favorites at ArtsEmerson. That’s why we’re so excited to bring Montreal’s famed company back to Boston for their seventh engagement – and this time, we’re on a new, thrilling journey. Speeding through, up and over the shifting landscapes of our lives, Passengers reminds us that we always have somewhere we’ve got to go, but often don’t know where we’re headed. Climb aboard and take an unforgettable ride that will engage your imagination, pull at your heartstrings. This U.S. Premiere is that rare performance that is perfect for a date or the whole family, reminding us all what it’s like to find wonder and beauty in all situations.

Past productions by The 7 Fingers in Boston include Reversible (2017/18), Cuisine & Confessions (2016/17), Traces (2014/15), Sequence 8 (2012/13) and PSY (2010/11).



Emerson Cutler Majestic Theatre
219 Tremont Street Boston, MA 02116


Sep 25, 2019 - Oct 13, 2019


90 minutes, no intermission

Tickets from $25

All Ages

Everyone, regardless of age, must have a ticket to be admitted to this production, including babes in arms.


Open Caption Performance
Sun, Oct 06 2:00 pm

ASL Performance
Sun, Oct 06 7:00 pm

Audio Described Performance
Sun, Oct 13 2:00 pm



The 7 Fingers

The 7 Fingers is an arts collective unlike any other. In 2002, the 7 founders set out to redefine circus by stripping down the spectacle to its thrilling essence.

The contemporary company tells stories using death-defying acrobatics with a life-affirming theatricality that is unique to The 7 Fingers. Since its inception, the company has expanded from its own signature touring shows to creating theatrical experiences as diverse as the very artistic directors themselves: original productions varying from intimate one-man shows to large-scale arena performances, Broadway musicals, artistic collaborations with renowned international artists and companies, production design and direction, special events, Olympic ceremonies, televised performances, fashion, art and music events, immersive experiences and much more.

Every one of these projects carries The 7 Fingers’ unequivocal mark. The company has consistently spread its horizons by mixing genres and exploring new ways to tell stories. Fascinated by the human condition, The 7 Fingers create performances that celebrate our world, our time and our humanity. Their shows tour the globe and bring audiences to their feet wherever they go.

In 2018, The 7 Fingers opened their very own Centre of Creation and Production. Situated in the heart of Montreal’s downtown theater district, the new centre houses all of the company’s activities, departments and dreams under one roof.





Direction and Choreography:

Shana Carroll


TOHU (Montreal, Canada)​ & ArtsEmerson (Boston, USA)


Sereno Aguilar, Louis Joyal, Maude Parent, Samuel Renaud, Brin Schoellkopf, Sabine Van Rensburg, Conor Wild, Freyja Wild

Music, Lyrics, Sound Design and Arrangements:

Colin Gagné

Past Performances at ArtsEmerson: 

Reversible, Cuisine & Confessions, Traces, Sequence 8, PSY


Sheer joy. Jaw-dropping skill.
Dazzling acrobatic and aerial feats.


The Boston Globe

“As much as I’ve seen circus acts, there is always so much that is new in 7 Fingers productions. The physics of it are nearly incomprehensible to me.”

Jared Bowen, WGBH arts editor

Not your father’s big top.
Performances of death defying feats mixed with a raw beauty and a celebration of the human body that was breathtaking.”

Boxing Over Broadway

“Passengers really took the audience for a ride- one we were all disappointed to see end.”

Edge Media Network

“Along the way circus artists’ feats of daring are married with the worlds of theater, illusion. music and dance in ever more creative ways.”

On Boston Stages


City Living

Passengers is in its own stratosphere.”

Theater Mirror

a truly immersive experience

The Harvard Crimson


Critics At Large

“Intimate and gasp-inducing. A THRILL TO BEHOLD.”

Arts Fuse

“A magnificent show. The hour-and-a-half-long show is rich, varied, funny, tender, moving, joyful, thought provoking and brilliantly executed. Passengers is a multidisciplinary, multisensory show.”

— Huffington Post
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“We loved it! It may be the best 7 Doigts production yet — thrilling and emotional — a sparkling mix of music, dance, and acrobatics!”

Suzanne and Bob Petrucci, Audience Member Blog Comment

“This was one of the most beautiful things I have ever been privileged to experience.”

Donald, Audience Member Blog Comment

“I saw this last night and it was fabulous. Somehow a circus that touches your heart and your mind. Beautiful and inspiring! The quality of the shows at ArtsEmerson means I can count on being inspired, moved, delighted every time!”

— Marina, Facebook

“The performance was amazing. The performers are very talented and gifted. I loved how each performer had a specialty they were able to share with the audience. The music was absolutely beautiful and moving.”

— Audience Member

“Loved it!! Thank you Emerson, for bringing this talented group back year after year!”

— Annie W., Facebook

“These artists from @Les7Doigts / @The7Fingers are so incredibly talented! What a great way to kick off @ArtsEmerson’s 10th season with The Passengers.”

— @y2000k