'Traces,' the high energy acrobatic production

December 2, 2010 10:03:58 AM PST
Broadway in Chicago and TRACES, the high-energy acrobatic hit show, has been extended in Chicago for two weeks by popular demand.

TRACES will continue through January 1, 2011 at the Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place (175 E. Chestnut St.). Individual tickets for the extended dates are on sale now.

TRACES has Chicago critics and audiences in awe bestowing their highest ratings on the production The Chicago Tribune raves "Massively talented performers in a gorgeously pure and personal circus". "Sexy thrilling and sincere, TRACES leaves a hell of an impression." said Time Out Chicago. The Chicago Sun Times "HIGHLY RECOMMENDS" TRACES saying, "the magnificent 7 boosts the 'wow' factor to dizzying heights!"

Combining extraordinary acrobatic feats, music, film, narration and dance, seven performers deliver gravity-defying displays of skill that are fresh, urban and inventive. The casts wide-ranging talent includes traditional Chinese acrobatics, balancing on each other's heads, tumbling through hoops and leaping spectacularly up giant poles. Poetic and explosive, funny and thoughtful, TRACES creates an experience that surprises and delights all ages.

7 Fingers is a twist on a French idiom ("the five fingers of the hand") used to describe distinct, individual parts moving in coordination towards one common goal. Founded in Montreal by seven seasoned circus performers, and now with five touring shows, this collective has charmed audiences across the globe with their strikingly human and unprecedented multi-disciplinary approach to circus, moving their distinct parts towards common artistic goal. The North American Tour of TRACES is produced by Fox Theatricals, Tom Gabbard, Amanda Dubois, the Denver Center for the Performing Arts, Nassib El-Husseini and Tom Lightburn.

TRACES is part of the 2010-2011 Broadway In Chicago Subscription Series.

Individual tickets to TRACES are $50 - $71.50 and are currently on sale. Tickets are available at all Broadway In Chicago Box Offices (24 W. Randolph St., 151 W. Randolph St. and 18 W. Monroe St.); the Broadway In Chicago Ticket Line at (800) 775-2000; all Ticketmaster retail locations (including Hot Tix and select Carson Pirie Scott, Coconuts and fye stores); and online at www.BroadwayInChicago.com. Groups of 10 or more should call (312) 977-1710.


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