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Traces Reviews Are In!

Posted August 11th, 2011

Traces is in New York City right now, but don’t fret! 7 Fingers is coming here for the last weekend of the 2011 Live Arts Festival. The NYC reviews are flowing in, and they’re just absurdly wonderful:

The New York Times: “You feel that mad, pulse-raising magic that you associate with cool, busy nights in big cities. Except imagine that effect magnified and poeticized, with urban chaos turned rhythmic and graceful.”

New York Daily News: “The title Traces suggests something left behind. In the case of this eye-popping work, it’s jaws, dropped by gobsmacked audience members.”

Bloomberg: Traces is circus arts on a heroic scale. It’s terrific: Ninety minutes of high-impact flying through the air, often in what seemed like slo-mo. Add to that, feats of strength notable for the grace and beauty of their execution and a memorably intimate yet innuendo-free duet.”

New York Post: “Periodically they suddenly burst into astounding, intricately choreographed routines that reveal the casualness to be a mere facade for their precisely executed feats of athleticism. What makes the show unique is its sly, silly humor.”

Don’t believe the hype? Watch the preview:

7 Fingers Traces runs from September 15 through 18 at the Merriam Theater, 250 S. Broad Street, Center City. Times and prices vary; for more info, click here.

–Nicholas Gilewicz