Venue Details

36 Star Starred
The Union Square Theatre- New York City
100 East 17th Street New York City, NY 10003
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Melody Schlossberg
first come first serve for seating.
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C Domingo
If you don't want to be called on to be part of the show, sit in the section closest to the entrance. Very back seats are excellent b/c it is elevated and you get a full view of the stage. They also have a concession stand with popcorn and drinks at very reasonable costs that you can eat during the show.
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Reviews & Ratings

151 ratings
4.8 average rating
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8 events
5 reviews
2 stars
attended Apr 22 2012

This show was Awesome! Non-stop exciting from beginning to end and all the guys are REALLY CUTE!

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attended Jan 07 2012

A big hit with 2 generations in our family group. The range of talent across acrobatics, music, art and humor was highly impressive.

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Website

http://tracesusa.com/

Quotes & Highlights

From July 19 – August 12, 2012, Goldstar members will receive a coupon for a free drink with their ticket.
“A gorgeously pure, loose and personal circus…the audience immediately understands that it is in the presence of seven massively talented performers.” —The Chicago Tribune_, rated 4 out of 4 stars
“Beautifully choreographed and hugely impressive." —_Time Out Chicago

“An exquisitely timed and energetic display that calls for gifts extending from dance and music through acrobatics and skateboarding. A fix of pure urban adrenaline.” —The New York Times
“Part theatre, part circus and totally amazing.” —Ottawa Citizen
Traces leaves an indelible mark.” —Daily Mail
See _Traces_’ official website and a YouTube preview video of the show.

Description

7 Fingers (Les 7 doigts de la main) are an astonishingly talented young French Canadian company who have pioneered a whole new brand of circus. Their show Traces was a runaway hit at the Edinburgh Festival in 2007.

The name of the Montreal-based performance group that gave life to _Traces _– 7 Fingers – is a twist on a French idiom (“the five fingers of the hand”) used to describe distinct, individual parts moving in coordination towards one common goal. Founded in Montreal by seven seasoned circus performers, and now with five touring shows, this collective has charmed audiences across the globe with their strikingly human and unprecedented multi-disciplinary approach to circus, moving their distinct parts towards common artistic goals.

Traces amazes with high-energy urban acrobatics that are at once poetic and explosive, humorous and thoughtful. Combining traditional acrobatic forms with street elements such as skateboarding and basketball, mixed in with some theatre and contemporary dance, it surprises, awes and delights at every turn.

The troupe of seven performers delivers gravity-defying displays of skill which include traditional Chinese acrobatics such as balancing on each other’s heads, tumbling through hoops, and scaling giant poles without the use of hands.