Your train is about to depart the station and a cirque spectacular awaits. Through contemporary dance, music, and extraordinary acrobatics, a breathtaking series of vignettes tells the unique stories of reunions and goodbyes from the strangers that surround you onboard. From contemporary physical theater troupe The 7 Fingers comes this jaw-dropping ride you must see to believe.
Age Recommendation: 7+. With one impressive physical feat after another on stage and no narrative to follow, this performance is suitable for school-aged kids who are capable of sitting through a 90-minute show with no intermission. Production Advisory: Theatrical haze, two brief moments of flashing lights.
Age Recommendation: 7+. With one impressive physical feat after another on stage and no narrative to follow, this performance is suitable for school-aged kids who are capable of sitting through a 90-minute show with no intermission.
Production Advisory: Theatrical haze, two brief moments of flashing lights.
An illustration of grace, freedom, moments of wonder and leaps of faith.
An illustration of grace, freedom, moments of wonder and leaps of faith.
|Event Type||Event Dates|
|Preview Performances||Sept. 22-26|
|Opening Night||Sept. 27|
|Meet & Greet: Artistic Director Dámaso Rodríguez in the lobby||Sept. 29, Oct. 5, and Oct. 6 at 6:30 p.m.|
|Mask Required||Oct. 1 at 5:30 p.m.|
|Art Walk Reception with Bethany McConnell||Oct. 4 at 6:30 p.m.|
|Student Matinee||Oct. 5 at 11 a.m.|
|English Open Captions||Oct. 5 at 7:30 p.m.|
|Teen Night||Oct. 6 at 6:30 p.m.|
|Post-Show Panel: Professional Acrobats||Oct. 7 at 9 p.m.|
|Post Show Panel: Youth in Seattle Acrobatics and New Circus Arts||Oct. 8 at 1:45 p.m.|
|Post-Show Actor Talk||Oct. 12|
|ASL Interpretation & Audio Description||Oct. 14 at 2 p.m.|
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Eric has been juggling for as long as he can remember. He graduated from the National Circus School of Montréal in 2011 and has been touring the world performing ever since. He has won multiple medals and the audience choice award from the Cirque de Demain Circus Festival for his cigar box juggling and Russian bar acts. He is also the co-founder of Cirque Barcode and the author of The Contemporary Circus Handbook. When not doing circus he enjoys rock climbing, photography, and videography.
Valérie moved away from her family nest at the age of 13 to study for seven years at the National Circus School of Montréal. She went on to work with several major circus companies, such as Cirque du Soleil, Cirque Éloize, and Palazzo. She worked for five years with Les 7 doigts de la main (The 7 Fingers) in their shows Traces and Queen of the Night, which played in New York for two years. Her latest project as an acrobat was the creation of Cirque le Roux’s new show A deer in the headlights, which has toured the world for the past three years.
Eduardo de Azevedo Grillo
Eduardo de Azevedo Grillo was born and raised in the south of Brazil. He was not the most athletic kid but liked to try new things and experience different ways to do things. He didn’t care if he was bad at something. At age 15 he started practicing dance and circus and fell in love with the idea of pushing his body to physical and artistic extremes. He decided to pursue them as a career. Today, after graduating from the National Circus School of Montréal, he is still trying to find new ways to push himself out of his comfort zone and create more empathy between artist, art, and the public.
Kaisha is a specialist hand-to-hand porter, acrobat, and aerialist from England. She started out competing in sports acrobatics as a flyer and a porter nationally and internationally for over 15 years, including five years of dance training, before wanting to join the circus. Kaisha is an alumna of Circus Space in London and graduated from the National Circus School of Montréal in 2022, studying hand-to-hand and dance trapeze. She also trains in contortion, group acrobatics, and other aerials. She currently resides in Montréal, Canada where she continues her training. @kaishadw
Marco Ingaramo, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, began circus training at age 22. He trained at the University of San Martin in acrobatics, teeterboard, trampowall, Chinese pole, and cradle. He has performed with Hungarian company Recirquel and Cirque du Soleil (Mystere). In 2019, he joined The 7 Fingers in Las Vegas for the inaugural cast of Duel Reality, directed by Shana Carroll, onboard Scarlet Lady by Virgin Voyages. Marco has since performed and acted as Line Director for Duel Reality remounts. He recently traveled to Germany with his Chinese pole solo act with Cirque Bouffon.
Nella has had a passion for acrobatics ever since she was a kid. She grew up doing cartwheels and has been continuously hanging upside-down for a couple decades now. In her career, she has performed in a variety of shows, her favorites being full-length pieces, where you spend a long time on stage and can form a connection with the audience. She hopes this performance brings you as much joy as performing it does for her. @njeeeva
Mandi is a graduate of the National Circus School of Montréal with specialties in aerial tissue, contortion, and duo trapeze. Mandi performed in the 2010 Winter Olympics opening ceremonies in Vancouver, B.C. and in Cirque du Soleil’s Dralion as a principal character on the world tour for four years. She has collaborated with many companies, including The 7 Fingers, Cirque Eloize, 45 Degrees, Palazzo, and GOP. Mandi has worked as an artistic consultant for both aspiring and established circus performers and has worked as choreographer and assistant director for Palazzo. @miss_ironmandi
Santiago Rivera Laugerud
Born in Guatemala, Santiago is a multidisciplinary artist. He is influenced by contemporary dance and physical theater, specialized in juggling, and trained in hoop diving and Chinese pole. Santiago was the first Central American to be accepted into the National Circus School of Montréal. Guatamalan collaborations include En el arte producciones, Teatro Fantasia at IRTRA Petapa, and Escuela de circo Batz. His work has been recognized by multiple organizations, including Guatecirko, Montréal Completement Cirque, TOHU, and Cirque Éloize. @santi_rl
Born in Québec City, Méliejade was first exposed to the arts at the Québec Circus School during a summer camp at the age of five. Growing up, she practiced many different art forms such as gymnastics, singing, and classical, contemporary, and Irish dance. However, she decided to devote herself to circus because it allows her to utilize her diverse artistic background. Méliejade graduated from the Québec Circus School in 2017. Her principal discipline is hula-hoop because it combines what she loves most: the rhythm of dance and the contortion of the body.
A young versatile, energetic and very enthusiastic artist from Montreal. Started with martial arts at a young age, he’s always been interested in acrobatics and performances. He perfected his craft at the National Circus School of Montreal, from which he graduated in 2012 with a duo on the Chinese pole. Since then, he’s been touring the world, working for different companies and performing all kind of acrobatic acts. His love of learning has made him push himself in different disciplines such as the Chinese pole, hoop diving, group acrobatics, and much more. He will give all of his energy on stage, be as honest as he can and share his passion to make sure the audience is having the best time they can. We hope you’ll enjoy the show as much as he enjoys being on that stage.
Director, Writer & Choreographer
Shana Carroll is co-founding artistic director of contemporary circus company The 7 Fingers. Since its founding in 2002, Shana has performed, created, directed, written, and choreographed (often with fellow “Fingers”) ten shows with the company. Shana has also worked with Cirque du Soleil and created many world-renowned circus acts. Shana began as a trapeze artist with San Francisco’s Pickle Family Circus and went on to a 20-year career in the air, including seven years as original solo trapeze artist for Cirque du Soleil’s Saltimbanco. Member of the Ordre des arts et des lettres du Québec.
The 7 Fingers
The 7 Fingers is an arts collective unlike any other. In 2002, the 7 founders set out to redefine circus by stripping down the spectacle to its thrilling essence.
The contemporary company tells stories using death-defying acrobatics with a life-affirming theatricality that is unique to The 7 Fingers. Since its inception, the company has expanded from its own signature touring shows to creating theatrical experiences as diverse as the very artistic directors themselves: original productions varying from intimate one-man shows to large-scale arena performances, Broadway musicals, artistic collaborations with renowned international artists and companies, production design and direction, special events, Olympic ceremonies, televised performances, fashion, art and music events, immersive experiences and much more.
Every one of these projects carries The 7 Fingers’ unequivocal mark. The company has consistently spread its horizons by mixing genres and exploring new ways to tell stories. Fascinated by the human condition, The 7 Fingers create performances that celebrate our world, our time and our humanity. Their shows tour the globe and bring audiences to their feet wherever they go.
In 2018, The 7 Fingers opened their very own Centre of Creation and Production. Situated in the heart of Montreal’s downtown theater district, the new centre houses all of the company’s activities, departments and dreams under one roof.
Assistant to the Director
TOHU (Montréal, Canada), ArtsEmerson (Boston, États-Unis)
Moscow Musical Theatre (Moscou, Russie)
Sereno Aguilar Izzo, Louis Joyal, Maude Parent, Samuel Renaud, Sabine Van Rensburg, Brin Schoellkopf
Assistant to the Technical Director
Mark Ó Fearghaíl
DOP – Shooting
DOP - Shooting
Gabriel Fournier-El Ayachi
Set Design Assistant
Music, Lyrics, Sound Design & Arrangements
Voice & Instruments
Guido Del Fabbro
Sound & Video Operator
Jean-Sébastien Leblanc (Contortion, Hulahoop, and Trapeze Arrangements), Boogát (Juggling Lyrics), and Jérôme Guilleaume (Juggling Arrangements)
Opening, Tight Wire & Epilogue music is based on a theme composed by Raphael Cruz
About The 7 Fingers
The 7 Fingers is an arts collective unlike any other. The contemporary company tells stories using death-defying acrobatics with a life-affirming theatricality that is unique to The 7 Fingers. Fascinated by the human condition, The 7 Fingers create performances that celebrate our world, our time, and our humanity.
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