On 21 & 22 September Canadian circus trailblazers The 7 Fingers arrive at Birmingham Hippodrome to begin 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 seven 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 three Olympic Games, the Oscars, The Royal Variety Performance and the UEFA Euro 2020 launch
- The nine Passagers performers come from four different continents and four 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. Birmingham Hippodrome will become the 937th theatre!