• Les 7 doigts de la main

  • 1h30
© Alexandre Galliez


During the course of a journey, strangers meet in a train car. Inspired by the movement and transitions of the trip, they uses this temporal window to tell their stories of escapes and encounters. As the tempo of the journey infuses the soundscape with its own rhythm, they reveal themselves to the audience. Witnesses to the world that is unfolding before their eyes and that is changing them without their knowledge, they transform their compartment into a playground conducive to sharing secrets. Expanding the boundaries of stage performance by combining dance, physical expression, acrobatics, and projection, Les 7 Doigts [The 7 Fingers] invites the audience to discover characters who resemble themselves.

Original idea, direction, and choreography Shana Carroll
Assistant director Isabelle Chassé
Cast Beto Freitas, Keisha Dessalines-Wright, Marco Ingaramo, Nella Niva, Mandi Orozco, Santiago Rivera Laugeru, Dina Sok, Andrew Sumner, Méliejade Tremblay-Bouchard
Scenography Ana Cappelluto
Musical director Colin Gagné
Video Johnny Ranger
Light design Éric Champoux
Costumes Camille Thibault-Bédard
Head trainer Francisco Cruz
Texts Shana Carroll
Text Einstein’train Conor Wild
Original cast Sereno Aguilar Izzo, Louis Joyal, Maude Parent, Samuel Renaud, Sabine Van Rensburg, Brin Schoellkopf, Freyja Wild, Conor Wild
Production manager Sabrina Gilbert
Production coordinator Yagub Allahverdiyev
Project manager for the recording Kevin Bissonnette
Technical director Simon Lachance and Michel Bisson
Stage manager Charlotte Legault and Karine Perron
Assistant technical director Marie-Hélène Grisé
Video coordinator Dominique Hawry
Video programming Laura-Rose R.Grenier
DOP - Shooting Mark Ó Fearghaíl and Harley Francis
Video animations Yannick Doucet and Remi Borgeal
Sound design Jérôme Guilleaume
Lighting programming Stéphane Lecavalier
Electrician Gabriel Fournier-El Ayachi
Trapeze duo trainer Véronique Thibault
Creative riggers Stéphane Beauchet and Nicolas Lemieux
Set design assistant Dominique Coughlin
Costume assistant Catherine Veri
Rigging intern Joanie Audet
Original words & music, sound design, and musical arrangements Colin Gagné
In collaboration with Jean-Sébastien Leblanc (contorsion, hulahoop, and trapeze arrangements), Boogát (lyrics, juggling), Jérôme Guilleaume ( juggling arrangements)
The music for Ouverture, Fil de fer, and Épilogue is based on a theme composed by Raphael Cruz
Voices and instruments Boogát, Maude Brochu, Alexandre Désilets, Guido Del Fabbro, Jérôme Dupuis-Cloutier, Jonathan Gagné, Gabriel Godbout-Castonguay, Dominiq Hamel, Sheila Hannigan, Olivier Hébert, Frannie Holder, Anna Kichtchenko, Jean-Sébastien Leblanc, Jeffrey Moseley, Maude Parent, Pablo Pramparo, Mathieu Roberge, Guillaume St-Laurent, William Underwood
Tour director Guillaume Biron
Technical director Martin Ruel
Rigging Celia Ste-Croix
Lighting operation Loriane Foisy
Sound and video operation Michael Amstadt


Coproducers (Montreal, Canada) / ArtsEmerson (Boston, USA) Presenting Partner Moscow Musical Theatre (Moscow, Russia) Acknowledgements ACMÉ Décors (Mario Bonenfant & Étienne Boucher-Cazabon), Lionel Arnould, Concept ParaDesign, Emilie Bonnavaud, Nicolas Belle-Isle, Manuel Chantre, CRITAC (Patrice Aubertin, Marion Cossin, Jean Thibault), Antoine Grenier, Mathieu Grégoire, Patrick Handfield, Camille Labelle, Cédric Lord, LSM (Michel Baron & Julien Perron), Ovations Atelier (René Ross), XYZ Technologies (Camille St-Germain)


This show is dedicated to the memory of Raphael Cruz

"Sadness, tears, laughter, melancholy, amazement... In a mad poetry that is sublimated by the talent of circus artists who continuously flirt with dance, this company from Quebec takes the audience on a journey through their own emotions."

Le Progrès

Les 7 Doigts de la Main is a creative collective like no other. Twenty years ago, its seven founders set out to redefine the contemporary circus starting from its very essence and to explore the infinite possibilities offered by the blending of artistic disciplines. Fascinated by the human condition, collective uses its creations to celebrate our world, our time, and our humanity.

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