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….

  1. 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!
  2. 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
  3. They’ve performed on America’s Got Talent, at three Olympic Games, the Oscars, The Royal Variety Performance and the UEFA Euro 2020 launch
  4. The nine Passagers performers come from four different continents and four different countries – Argentina, Canada, France and South Africa
  5. Between them the performers spend 63 hours a day training in the run-up to a tour
  6. The 7 Fingers used their time during lockdown to make their first film
  7. 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!

The 7 Fingers come to the Hippodrome as part of Birmingham International Dance Festival, on 21 and 22 September. Book your tickets here.