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Half-Pipe, With a Twist 

Thursday, Apr 25 2013
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In 1984, two Montreal street performers took their popular combination of performance and acrobatics onto a global stage, and so began Cirque du Soleil's conquest of the world. Two decades later, Cirque du Soleil alums launched a new generation of nouveau circus performers under the title Seven Fingers or Les 7 Doigts du Main. That ensemble has in turn spawned Traces, a septet of multitalented performers who whiz through thrillingly choreographed episodes that weave acrobatics with activities like skateboarding, basketball and other sports, with a soundtrack by Radiohead, VAST and Blackalicious. Traces arrives with glowing reviews from Montreal and New York; Time listed it as one of the year's top 10 plays and musicals. The name Les 7 Doigts du Main is a play on a French idiom that references separate things that are so closely knit they work as one. There may be no comparable English idiom, but given the rave reviews the troupe garners, nothing appears to get lost in translation. Catch a video preview at tracesusa.com/sights/videos. Dorothy Chandler Pavilion at the Music Center, 135 N. Grand Ave., dwntwn.; Fri.-Sat., April 26-27, 7:30 p.m., Sun., April 28, 2 p.m.; $25-$70. musiccenter.org.
April 26-27, 7:30 p.m.; Sun., April 28, 2 p.m., 2013
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