Edgewalkers

Using parkour and slamming techniques, Edgewalkers introduces audiences to four friends hanging out in their backstreet. A newcomer turns up and stirs up their rapport. The group will be confronting the complex nature of family relationships while each individual is growing and building his/her identity. The production delves into the backstreets of our childhood where reality and mystery meet. In this refuge bits of scrap are enough to rebuild a whole new world. Edgewalkers tells stories and sheds light on personal spaces that we all share.

Based in Montreal, DynamO Théâtre is an internationally renowned theatre company whose work focuses on developing, producing and performing Theatre of Acrobatic Movement and Clowning productions. Since it began in 1981, DynamO Théâtre created 20 productions by Canadian artists and gave over 4,000 performances in 28 countries on 4 continents for 1.5 million spectators. The company toured Canada and Quebec in addition to 40 American states and 15 European countries. Over the years, the company has visited Asia, including Japan, China, Taiwan and Singapore.

Edgewalkers was presented for the first time in 2013.

Lenght

To come

Credits

Ideator and Director: Robert Dion

Writer: Francis Monty

Set, Costume and Prop Designer: Pierre-Étienne Locas

Choreographer: Victor Quijada

© Photo by Pierre-Luc Schetagne

Psy

For their fourth creation, Les 7 Doigts de la Main delves into the rich and surreal underworld of the human psyche. PSY travels through a shifting landscape of distorted visions, fading dreams and fractured memories. Insomnia, addiction, amnesia, paranoia, hypochondria. juggling, Chinese pole, German wheel, aerial rope, teeterboard. By juxtaposing these darker issues with the invigorating and life-affirming language of circus arts, PSY brings out the humour, beauty, and commonality of these various neuroses, all the while celebrating the power of the individual to surmount their ailments and self-imposed restrictions, finding moments of strength, courage and joy while flying through the air.

Founded in Montreal in 2002, the 7 Fingers initial goal was to bring circus to a human scale. They began as artists on stage, creating collectively, and soon branched out, expanding their creative talents as directors, choreographers, writers and coaches, passing on their collaborative and unique 7 Fingers process to a new generation of circus artists. Les 7 doigts de la main translates literally as “the 7 fingers of the hand”. It is a twist on a French idiom (“the five fingers of the hand”) used to describe distinct parts united tightly, moving in coordination towards one common goal. Here it refers to the 7 founding directors of the company (Isabelle Chassé, Shana Carroll, Patrick Léonard, Faon Shane, Gypsy Snider, Sébastien Soldevila et Samuel Tétreault) who, by combining their distinct talents and experiences, work towards their common artistic goals with the beautifully awkward dexterity of a 7-fingered hand.

Psy was presented for the first time in 2010.

Length

To come

Credits

Production and Artistic Direction: Les 7 doigts de la main

Co-Production: Tohu (Québec), Sadler’s Wells (England), Subtopia (Sweden)

Director (Script, Staging & Choreography): Shana Carroll

Choreography Hand-Balancing Act : Victor Quijada

Original Cast : Guillaume Biron, Héloïse Bourgeois, Mohamed Bouseta, Danica Gagnon-Plamondon, Gisle Henriet, Naël Jammal, Olga Kosova, Florent Lestage, Tom Proneur-Orsini, Julien Silliau, William Underwood

© Photo by ODCPhoto

La Vie

La Vie is about insanity, sorrow, bad behaviour, pain, airplane accidents and romantic love gone terribly wrong – but it’s funny, joyful, and very sexy. La Vie takes place in a purgatory of the imagination, where the sinners try to tumble, juggle, climb, fly, sing or joke their way out of hell. A diabolical master of ceremonies presides over this twisted Judgement Day, and not even the audience is safe as he weighs their souls in his unforgiving hands. The unexpected, the hysterical and the surprisingly moving.

Founded in Montreal in 2002, the 7 Fingers initial goal was to bring circus to a human scale. They began as artists on stage, creating collectively, and soon branched out, expanding their creative talents as directors, choreographers, writers and coaches, passing on their collaborative and unique 7 Fingers process to a new generation of circus artists. Les 7 doigts de la main translates literally as “the 7 fingers of the hand”. It is a twist on a French idiom (“the five fingers of the hand”) used to describe distinct parts united tightly, moving in coordination towards one common goal. Here it refers to the 7 founding directors of the company (Isabelle Chassé, Shana Carroll, Patrick Léonard, Faon Shane, Gypsy Snider, Sébastien Soldevila et Samuel Tétreault) who, by combining their distinct talents and experiences, work towards their common artistic goals with the beautifully awkward dexterity of a 7-fingered hand.

La Vie was presented for the first time in 2007.

Length

To come

Credits

Artistic direction, Staging and Choreography : Les 7 doigts de la main

Choreographer consultant for handstand act : Victor Quijada

Original Cast : Emilie Bonnavaud, Shana Carroll, Isabelle Chassé, Patrick Léonard, DJ Pocket, Faon Shane, Sébastien Soldevila, Samuel Tétreault

 © Photo by Éric Piché