Traces, the acrobatic spectacular from Montreal performance troupe Seven Fingers, will end its run at off-Broadway’s Union Square Theatre on September 2, 2012. The production opened on August 8, 2011, and was originally intended as a 10-week limited engagement. Following its final New York performance, Traces will launch a European tour in the fall of 2012, followed by a tour of the U.S. in 2013.
Traces is described as a theatrical experience in which the human body is pushed to its limits as a group of friends leave their mark in a run-down warehouse through acrobatics, music and dance. Fusing the traditions of circus with the energy of street performance, Traces is an explosive display of raw emotion and physicality in an intimate urban setting.
Traces’ European tour will begin on September 14, 2012 in Oostend, Belgium. The 2013 tour of the United States will include stops in Tampa, FL; Los Angeles, CA; Dallas, TX; Charlotte, NC; Nashville, TN; Sarasota, Fl; Clinton Township, MI; Benton Harbor, MI; Bloomington, IN; Carbondale, IL; Amherst, MA; Schenectady, NY; Ames, IA; Springfield, IL; Arcata, CA; Folsom, CA; Ft. Collins, CO; New London, CT; West Point, NY; Princeton, NJ; Newark, NJ; Santa Barbara, CA; and Morgantown, WV and more.
The production is directed and choreographed by Shana Carroll and Gypsy Snider and performed by Mason Ames, Valerie Benoit-Charbonneau, Mathieu Cloutier, Bradley Henderson, Phillipe Normand-Jenny, Xia Zhengqi, Florian Zumkehr, Heloise Bourgeois, Sen Lin and William Underwood.