Monday, 22 June 2015

Traces

Traces, 7 Fingers, Peacock Theatre - reviewed on 21st June

Photo: Alexandre Galliez
The seven performers of 7 Fingers have plenty of talent, whether back-flipping, climbing up poles or even playing piano. Their show Traces, however, includes a lot of silliness and out-of-context humour that doesn't always showcase these talents, and tricks designed to wow aren't error-free.

Nevertheless, there is lots to enjoy. From skateboarding to Cyr wheel, the troupe's circus skills are engaging. But Traces’ highlight is undoubtedly its hoop-jumping finale, with performers leaping through an array of stacked-up metal rings – backwards, forwards, sideways, alone, in pairs, legs-first, head-first, and in many other ways.  

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