Out of Order
“The collective virtuosity of [The 7 Fingers] is something to see—and, crucially, to feel.”
A visionary new online experience from Montreal’s ground-breaking contemporary circus collective!
In September 2020, against all odds, The 7 Fingers embarked on a new adventure. Taking into account their collective health while quenching their desire to create and collaborate, they gathered colleagues, artists, and designers to create a show that embraces social distancing and other COVID-imposed measures. With the support of Conseil des arts et lettres du Quebec and of La Tohu, The 7 Fingers created Out of Order. When Montreal became a red zone, Out of Order lost the opportunity to meet its audience. Rather than letting the show disappear before it came to life, it was transformed into a film. Out of Order is not simply a digital recording of a show but a cinematographic work in its own right.
In a not-so-distant future lingers the bitter aftertaste of a déjà vu, the theatres are empty, meeting places and cultural venues are no longer permitted, physical contact is prohibited. Artists are forced to meet secretly in forsaken spaces.
The big top is achingly deserted. Spread out across this post-apocalyptic setting, ten gloved and masked characters, scrutinize one another, prepare, approach and avoid contact. Coming from all walks of life, these forgotten acrobats cling to their vocation as best they can.
What was a performance now feels more like a masquerade of fallen aristocracy wavering between the thrill of shining in the spotlight and the futility of exhibition without an audience.
In this nod to thespian traditions, our cast plays with the notions of bourgeoisie, poverty, power, and pleasure.
Tongue firmly in cheek, Out of Order is a look at the social balance between raw animal instinct and the elevation of minds, bodies, and souls in an educated and conformed society.
The spectacular acrobatics and signature theatrically of The 7 Fingers will burst through your screen for a virtual circus experience unlike anything you’ve seen.
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MAR 18: 7:30PM Opening
MAR 19: 7:30PM
MAR 20: 7:30PM
MAR 21: 12PM
*all showtimes in PDT
Join us after the show for a post-show talkback on Zoom with members of The 7 Fingers creative team.
Created by The 7 Fingers
Director: Isabelle Chassé & Gypsy Snider
Assistant Director and Stage Manager: Olaf Triebel
Assistant Director and General Stage Manager: Jacinthe Racine
Tuedon Ariri, Guillaume Biron, Mikael Bruyère-L’Abbé, Eline Guélat, Louis Joyal, Vincent Jutras, Anna Kichtchenko, Antino Pansa, Maude Parent and Samuel Renaud
Original music and sound design, Musique originale et conception sonore: Colin Gagné
Set designer: Olivier Landreville
Lighting designer: Alexandre Picotte
Makeup designer: Véronique St-Germain
Costume designer: Elen Ewing
Assistant costume designer: Pascale Bassani
Patina for costumes: Mélanie Turcotte
Cutting and sewing: Atelier Julie Sauriol et Julia Matzger-Bogucki
Acrobatic consultant: Francisco Cruz
Musical arragement: Antoine Seychal (Banquet, Hula Hoop)
Translation: Nadine Louis
Production Manager: Sabrina Gilbert
Technical Director: Sandy Dionne
Head rigger: Benoit Rouillard
Technical coordinator: Simon Carrière-Legris
Lighting Assistant: Gabriel Fournier El Ayachi
Lighting Programmer: Jonathan Levac
Runner: Maude Pelletier
Engineering constultant: Marion Cossin
Audio Engineer: Guillaume Brind’Amour
Head Electrician: Martin Plante
Head Electrician: Andréanne Clairemont
Head Maneuver: Alexandre Sarfati
Dresser: Gabriella Olivares Guerrero
Technical coordinator: François-Michel Beauchamp
Technical Coordinator: Martine Éthier Makanda
Voice: Alexandre Désilets (Hand to hand), Maude Parent (Hula Hoop), Guillaume Biron (Tout va très bien Madame la Marquise)
Vocal Coach: Jocelyn Bigras
Taking responsibility for their collective health while quenching a thirst to create and collaborate, The 7 Fingers brought colleagues, artists and designers together to build a COVID friendly production in 2020.
The Cultch acknowledges that it is on unceded Indigenous land belonging to the Coast Salish peoples, including the territories of the xwməΘkwəýəm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.
Out of Order was filmed on the unceded Indigenous lands of the Kanien’kehà:ka nation of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy. The Anishinaabeg, Abenaki, Huron/Wendat and Métis have all served as custodians of this land over time, together with all First Peoples of Turtle Island.
Viewing with Captions will be available for all performances.