$48 - $78
Traces is 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.
Traces takes place in a make-shift shelter, an unknown catastrophe waiting outside the doors of tarp and gaffer tape. The seven characters constructed this clubhouse to live to the fullest what they believe could be their last moments, hoping to leave nothing unsaid or undone. In the face of this impending disaster they have determined that creation is the only antidote to destruction, and their brand of creation is the fleeting impulses and desires that extend through their bodies and unfurl onto stage - the story is told through music, song, dance, speech, illustration, and high-risk acrobatics. The characters use every mode of expression available to them, hoping to leave a lasting mark… to leave their traces as best they can.
As they tell the stories of their past and share their various personal strengths and weaknesses, the audience gets to know these seven performers from every possible angle. The familiarity grows, and the acrobatics - a seemingly “inhuman” element - takes on a startlingly human nature. At its heart, Traces celebrates seven individuals, their particular bond and their particular talents; their risk-taking; the ultimate affirmation of life; and their unbridled energy, proof of a collective pounding pulse.
Running Time: 90 minutes with no intermission
Union Square Theatre(New York, NY)
100 E. 17th Street
Traces Off-Broadway Cast
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by BWW News Desk - September 2, 2012
TRACES concludes its New York engagement today, September 2, 2012, to embark on a European tour this fall.
by BWW News Desk - August 10, 2012
TRACES, the show that turns circus on its head, will conclude its New York engagement September 2, 2012, to embark on a European tour this fall. Created by the Montreal-based troupe 7 Fingers, TRACES has been playing the Union Square Theatre (100 East 17th Street) since July 2011. Originally intended as a 10-week limited engagement, the show opened to rave reviews, shifted to an open-ended run and, by the time of its final performance, will have played New York for over a year. Last night, August 9, the show celebrated its one-year anniversary. Check out photos from the event below!
by BroadwayWorld TV - July 30, 2012
The event continued this week with performances from the casts of VOCA PEOPLE, Traces, The Fantasticks and Jersey Boys. Click below to check out the performances from the cast of TRACES.
by BWW News Desk - July 20, 2012
TRACES will conclude its New York engagement September 2, 2012 to embark on a European tour this fall.
by BWW News Desk - November 4, 2011
TRACES, the urban circus that has been a hit with critics and audiences alike, will transition from a limited engagement to an open-ended run at New York's Union Square Theatre (100 East 17th Street). TRACES, by the Montreal-based troupe 7 Fingers, began previews on July 29th and opened to rave reviews August 8th. Tickets are now on sale via Ticketmaster.com ( 800-982-2787 ) through June 24, 2012
by BWW News Desk - August 26, 2011
As previously reported, Hurricane Irene is heading to the East Coast this weekend, predicted to hit New York City hard beginning Saturday night, August 27, going into Sunday, August 28. Now declared a Category 2 hurricane further south in Virginia and the Carolinas, the storm is expected to weaken to a Category 1 by the time it hits the New York City area, with winds up to 90 mph. New York City is among the areas expected to experience the worst conditions on the norther east coast this weekend. Mayor Bloomberg has already ordered the evacuation of several hospital and nursing home facilities in the lower lying areas of the city downtown, and the evacuation of additional areas of Brooklyn and Staten Island are likely. All public transportation will be shut down in and our of New York tomorrow at 12:00pm, including the NYC Subway lines and buses.
by BWW News Desk - August 17, 2011
TRACES, the acclaimed show by the Montreal-based troupe 7 Fingers, has opened at New York's Union Square Theatre (100 East 17th Street) to rave reviews and is now selling tickets through January 1, 2012. TRACES began previews on Friday, July 29th and officially opened Monday, August 8th.
by BWW - August 10, 2011
TRACES, the acclaimed show by the Montreal-based troupe 7 Fingers, is currently playing New York's Union Square Theatre (100 East 17th Street). TRACES began previews Friday, July 29 with an official opening Monday night, August 8.
by BWW News Desk - August 5, 2011
TRACES, the acclaimed show by the Montreal-based troupe 7 Fingers, will offer rush tickets for $25 beginning on opening night, August 8th. For opening night only, a limited amount of rush tickets will be available in the front row of the theatre. TRACES began previews Friday, July 29th at New York's Union Square Theatre (100 East 17th Street) and opens Monday, August 8th at 8pm.