7 artistic directors, 7 visions: The 7 Fingers are a Canadian Circus Collective. They create a wide array of original productions from Broadway shows to Olympic ceremonies.
As well as a creative force, The 7 Fingers are also a registered charity created to
I want to focus on one of the groups previous shows called PSY merges acrobatics of the body with acrobatics of the mind and soul. Pay sought to explore a number of mental health issues through circus and dance - each performer took a different illness and incorporated symptoms into their movements and actions.
Insomnia, addiction, amnesia, paranoia, hypochondria. juggling, Chinese pole, German wheel, aerial rope, teeterboard. By juxtaposing these darker issues with the invigorating and life-affirming language of circus arts, PSY brings out the humour, beauty, and commonality of these various neuroses, all the while celebrating the power of the individual to surmount their ailments and self-imposed restrictions, finding moments of strength, courage and joy while flying through the air.
Psy is one of the best circus performances I have ever seen, the acrobats and performers are incredible, flying through the air and beautifully choreographed. I also felt that they moved circus forward as they were able to address real world issues.