‘Traces’ is set to sizzle the last few days of New York winter with a two-day run at the Mainstage at the Proctors in Schenectady on February 27 and 28, 2013 at 8 PM.
It is the “sexiest circus in town” as the Daily-News puts it. It is intimate and scaled down but the magnitude of the effect and trace it leaves on audiences is immeasurable. This is ‘Traces’, the “circus for the Facebook generation,” (The Guardian) brought by the French-Canadian circus troupe 7 Fingers. Onstage you won’t see tens to hundreds of performers clad in intricately designed and colorful costumes performing synchronized acrobatic routines nor will you hear these performers speak or sing. ‘Traces’ taps onto the other end of the traditional circus spectrum; what you see are only 7 performers clad in street clothes with everyday objects and each other keeping them company onstage. While one of them dazzles audiences with death-defying stunts coupled with spoken lines that are as long as a Tweet or a Facebook status, the rest of the group are either rehearsing or monkeying around. Audiences would not only marvel at the flips, tumbles or levitating stunts or learn personal tidbits about each acrobat, they also get to see what happens behind the scenes, which unfolds not so far behind. ‘Traces’ delivers a new approach not only to circus but also to theatre – modern, transparent, simple and interactive; the audiences are part of the urban spectacle and experiences how theatre can be more resonating and relevant for the 21st century and for the fast-paced and candid generation defining this era. The performance running time is 90 minutes with no intermission.
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Traces Schenectady Cast
Direction, Choreography – Shana Carroll & Gypsy Snider
Arocbatic Designer – Sebastien soldevila
Address: 432 State Street, Schenectady, NY 12305
Proctors Theatre Main Stage Capacity: 2646