Les 7 doigts de la main at ArtsEmerson

Returns Sept. 27 to Oct. 7 at Cutler Majestic Theatre

By: - Aug 30, 2012


The third season of acclaimed international theatre programming by ArtsEmerson: The World On Stage continues with what is quickly becoming a beloved Boston tradition - the return of Montreal-based high-energy movement artists Les 7 doigts de la main, with the Boston premiere of their newest show, Sequence 8.

Performances take place Sept. 27 – Oct. 7, 2012 at The Cutler Majestic Theatre (219 Tremont St. in Boston’s Theatre District). Tickets, from $25 –$79, are on sale now at www.artsemerson.orgor by phone at (617) 824-8400.

After blowing the minds of Boston audiences with PSY, Les 7 doigts de la main returns with their sixth and newest creation, Sequence 8, giving Boston another chance to witness their incredible movement-based artistry, and their special talent for bringing humanity to the circus arts. Combining the intimate and the spectacular, Sequence 8 heightens emotions until they spring into action and relationships transform and evolve until they create actual velocity. Set not in a specific time or place but rather on a vertical canvas of sorts, this acrobatic dance and theatre piece contemplates the role of the "other," and how we define ourselves through and against it.

For their 10th anniversary production, Les 7 doigts de la main combines explosive physical exploits with a thoughtful depiction of human relationships for an unforgettable performance. For more information, visit

ArtsEmerson is proud to be a co-commissioner of Sequence 8.

Winner of numerous accolades, including the Gold Medal, Silver Medal and Nikouline Trophy (Festival Mondial du Cirque de demain); Gold Medal and Audience Awards (SOLyCIRCO Festival); Argus Award (Brighton Festival); and nominated for two Drama Desk awards, Montreal-based Les 7 doigts has been making waves in the circus world and beyond since its founding in 2002.

Sept. 27—Oct. 7, 2012

Sequence  8

Les 7 doigts de la main

Directed by Shana Carroll and Sébastien Soldevila

Co-Production with Les Nuits de Fourvière/Département du Rhône, Lyon (Fr) and TOHU (Montréal, Canada)

Commissioning partner: ArtsEmerson

Cutler Majestic Theatre

Running Time: 90 minutes no intermission

Recommended for all ages


Thursday, Sept. 27, 7 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 28, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 29, 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, Sept. 30, 2 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 4, 7:30 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 5, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 6, 2 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 6, 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, Oct. 7, 2 p.m.

On sale now at ArtsEmerson: 

September 20—23, 2012, PARIS COMMUNE – The Civilians – World Premiere, Paramount Center Mainstage

September 27—October 7, 2012, SEQUENCE 8 – Les 7 doigts de la main, Cutler Majestic Theatre

October 9—21, 2012, HAMLET Globe Theatre, Paramount Center Mainstage

November 8—18, 2012, TED HUGHES’ TALES FROM OVID Whistler in the Dark, Jackie Liebergott Black Box, Paramount Center

November 23—December 16, 2012, Mona Golabek in THE PIANIST OF WILLESDEN LANE, Jackie Liebergott Black Box, Paramount Center

December 5—8, 2012, LA BELLE ET LA BÊTE Lemieux Pilon 4D Art, Cutler Majestic Theatre

January 26—27, 2013, FAMILY HAPPINESS Fomenko Theatre, Cutler Majestic Theatre

January 29—February 10, 2013, THE SERVANT OF TWO MASTERS, Paramount Center Mainstage

February 27—March 3, 2013, METAMORPHOSIS Vesturport Theatre and Lyric Hammersmith Theatre, Paramount Center Mainstage

March 22—24, 2013, EMERGENCY, Daniel Beaty, Cutler Majestic Theatre

April 3—7, 2013, NEVA, Guillermo Calderón, Jackie Liebergott Black Box, Paramount Center

April 17—21, 2013, TROJAN WOMEN SITI Company, Paramount Center Mainstage