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‘Showing pockets of life’: Shana Carroll on what it’s like to bring Canadian circus company The 7 Fingers’ latest show to the UK

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This Autumn, the UK is the first stop for Canadian contemporary circus company, The 7 Fingers, with their international tour of Passagers. Travel is an integral theme to the show but, after nearly two years of a global pandemic, the idea of traveling seems a world away from what it was when director Shana Carroll started creating the production.

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‘We should be celebrating the greatness of circus in its enduring glories’: CIRCUS 1903 – Royal Festival Hall

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The inter-continental spectacle of Circus 1903 is a nostalgic dream of popular imagination, merging half-remembered histories with modern-day acts more usually seen inside a Big Top or dedicated circus building than in the theatres receiving this tour.

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‘More than just great music’: 8 Songs – Edinburgh Fringe

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I’ve never really thought of juggling as being sexy, but maybe I’ve been watching the wrong juggling. Witnessing the six cast members – three women and three men – literally vibrate as though possessed by something outside of themselves, to the words and music of the Rolling Stones’ ‘Sympathy for the Devil’, made my own flesh tingle.