7 Facts about Canadian circus trailblazers The 7 Fingers
On 24 & 25 September Canadian circus trailblazers The 7 Fingers arrive at Milton Keynes Theatre as part of the tour of their hit show Passagers, a thrilling mix of circus skills, contemporary dance, live songs and original music presented by Dance Consortium.
Here are 7 things you might not know about them…
- In 2002, The 7 Fingers was founded by 7 circus artists from the world-renowned Cirque de Soleil. Their mission was nothing less than reinventing the artform!
- They specialised in swinging and static trapeze, clowning, hand-to-hand, aerial chains, aerial silk contortion, knife-juggling, diabolo, hand-balancing as well as theatre, singing and contemporary dance
- They’ve performed on America’s Got Talent, at 3 Olympic Games, the Oscars, The Royal Variety Performance and the UEFA Euro 2020 launch
- The 9 Passagers performers come from 4 different continents and 4 different countries – Argentina, Canada, France and South Africa
- Between them the performers spend 63 hours a day training in the run-up to a tour
- The 7 Fingers used their time during lockdown to make their first film
- Over the past 19 years, they have performed to 7 million people in 936 theatres in 672 cities in 54 countries. Milton Keynes Theatre will become the 938th theatre!
The 7 Fingers come to Milton Keynes Theatre on Friday 24 & Saturday 25 September. Tickets: 0844 871 7615 / ATGTICKETS.COM/MiltonKeynes