An evening of ac­ro­batic the­atrics

Toronto Life - - Culture -

THEATRE | Réversible Dec. 11 to Jan. 6, CAA Theatre

Que­bec’s 7 Fin­gers com­pany draws as much on its mem­bers’ per­sonal his­to­ries as it does on their im­pec­ca­ble ac­ro­batic skills. What started in 2002 as a group of seven cir­cus per­form­ers has grown into a sprawl­ing en­sem­ble of artists, whose shows have toured all over the world. Their new pro­duc­tion fo­cuses on an­ces­try by tak­ing a closer look at how each per­former’s fam­ily has shaped his or her iden­tity. Sto­ries are told through a dra­matic blend of theatre, cir­cus and vivid im­agery—like the haunt­ing scene of a young wo­man fight­ing an ar­ranged mar­riage as she strug­gles in the bil­low­ing waves of an enor­mous wed­ding gown.

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