traces.JPG"The most fun and memorable 90 minutes you will have all year." Entertainment Weekly "Jaw-dropping!" The Denver Post "Thrilling, sexy, sincere" TimeOut Chicago

Schenectady, N.Y. -  TRACES, the acclaimed show by the Montreal-based troupe 7 Fingers, will perform on February 27 - 28 in the Capital Region at PROCTORS, 432 State Street, Schenectady. Tickets to TRACES at Proctors are  $20, $30, $40, $50 & $65 and are available at Proctors Box Office, 432 State Street, Schenectady, NY 12305; by phone (518) 346-6204; and online at proctors.org.

New York City's most acclaimed and groundbreaking circus, TRACES strips away everything you thought you knew about the Big Top and fuses the traditions of circus with the energy of street performance to create an explosive display of emotion and physicality set to the music of Radiohead, VAST, Blackalicious, and more. TRACES, which has been called "a whole new kind of awe-inspiring theatre" (NBC TV), is spectacularly anti-spectacle, relying instead on the fantastic abilities of the performers, individuals who appear to be nothing more than a group of friends, just as easygoing, affable, and potentially clumsy as the guy next door-until they unleash ninety minutes of heart-stopping acrobatics and unbridled energy that leave audiences breathless and exhilarated. TRACES is the ultimate affirmation of life and a celebration of the particular talents of endearing young artists so eager to please that they literally jump through hoops for you. TRACES features Creative Direction by 7 Fingers (Les 7 Doigts de la Main) and Direction & Choreography by Shana Carroll & Gypsy Snider. Direct from New York, TRACES is performed by Mason Ames, Lucas Boutin, Valérie Benoît-Charbonneau, Mathieu Cloutier, Bradley Henderson, LJ Marles and Philippe Normand-Jenny. Les 7 Doigts de la Main translates literally as "the 7 fingers of the hand." It is a twist on a French idiom ("the five fingers of the hand") used to describe distinct parts united tightly, moving in coordination towards one common goal. Here it refers to the seven founding directors of the company (Shana Carroll, Isabelle Chasse, Patrick Léonard, Faon Shane, Gypsy Snider, Sébastien Soldevila and Samuel Tétreault) who, by combining their distinct talents and experiences, work towards their common artistic goals with the beautifully awkward dexterity of a 7-fingered hand. TRACES is produced by Tom Gabbard, Amanda Dubois, Fox Theatricals (Kristin Caskey & Mike Isaacson), The Denver Center for the Performing Arts, Nassib El-Husseini, and Thomas Lightburn. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON TRACES PLEASE VISIT: www.tracesusa.com and www.facebook.com/tracesusa. TRACES at Proctors is made possible with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, celebrating 50 years of building strong, creative communities in New York State's 62 counties. ABOUT PROCTORS Proctors in Downtown Schenectady, NY, offers more than 1,700 events a year to close to 600,000 visitors and residents of New York State's Capital Region.  Income from ticket sales pays for only 67 percent of the cost of running Proctors. As a charitable, cultural and educational non-profit organization, Proctors depends on membership, donations and grants to bring exciting shows and excellent educational and community events to the Capital Region.

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MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES, PLEASE NOTE: To arrange an interview with a member of TRACES, please contact Thom O'Connor at Proctors, toconnor@proctors.org or (518) 382-3884, x166.