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7 Fingers brings ‘PSY’ to Smith Center


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May 15, 7:30 p.m., $24-$59
Smith Center’s Reynolds Hall, 749-2000

If you’re at all familiar with Cirque du Soleil, you know about its grand spectacle and larger-than-life characters. Now imagine that same kind of athleticism and energy on a more intimate scale, one that grabs you on a gut level, yet still embraces the awe of Cirque. That’s 7 Fingers, a Montreal-based troupe whose seven founders have worked in some of the world’s most famous circuses, including Cirque, before coming together as a group of “funky circus renegades” in 2002. They’ve been creating unique shows ever since, including PSY, which they will perform at the Smith Center on Tuesday. Set in a psychiatrist’s office, it’s a blend of flips, balancing, juggling, trapeze artistry, pitch-perfect choreography and even a bit of humor, all in an attempt to explore the human psyche.

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  • The new shows end before some of the old ones started. Really.

  • For Christmas, he would get beanbags, unicycles and sets of rubber chickens. For his Catholic confirmation, he got three machetes.

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