(Adam Feldman’s article ran in Time Out New York, 8/12.)

The name of the Montreal-based neocircus company Les 7 Doigts de la Main translates to English as “7 Fingers,” and its tremendously entertaining Traces—a brash athletic vaudeville with a street-smart twist—treats its seven performers accordingly. Each is completely individuated, but connected at base to the rest; and together they pack a freakish punch, though it often feels more like a chuck to the chin. Despite moments of urgency, and a suggestion of crisis outside its walls, Traces is suffused with an infectious spirit of camaraderie; the show’s humanity and charm make its exuberant, parkour-inflected feats of acrobatics especially thrilling to watch.


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