We’ve experienced the beauty and lyrical storytelling of The 7 Fingers over the past 10 years and Passengers (SEP 25-OCT 13) is certainly no exception to the tradition of contemporary circus, pushing the boundaries of what circus can entail. Now we want to know what you thought about the show! First impressions, reactions, the feeling you felt walking out of the Cutler Majestic when the show was over — whatever resonates with you!
We have some helpful prompts below, as well as reviews from press and audiences members, as inspiration to guide your thinking. Leave a comment either on this blog post, or engage with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram! Who knows, you may see your review up on our marquees… And as always, please spread the word about this miraculous company and performance with your friends and family!
1. What do you learn about yourself when traveling?
2. What is the most memorable conversation you’ve had with a stranger while traveling?
3. Did Passengers remind of you journeys you have taken?
4. How would you describe The 7 Fingers style of circus?
5. Do you prefer planes, trains, or automobiles?
“THIS TRAIN IS BOUND FOR GLORY. Sheer joy. Jaw-dropping skill. Dazzling acrobatic and aerial feats. A SPELLBINDING PERFORMANCE.” –The Boston Globe
“Passengers really took the audience for a ride- one we were all disappointed to see end.” – Edge Media Network
“SOARS ABOVE THE CONVENTIONAL
Passengers is in its own stratosphere.” Theatre Mirror
“SIMPLY THRILLING” – Critics At Large
“Along the way circus artists’ feats of daring are married with the worlds of theater, illusion. music and dance in ever more creative ways.” – On Boston Stages
a truly immersive experience
FEELS LIKE MAGIC.” – The Harvard Crimson
“Intimate and gasp-inducing. A THRILL TO BEHOLD.” – The Arts Fuse
“LIKE NOTHING I HAVE SEEN BEFORE.” – City Living
Not your father’s big top.
Performances of death defying feats mixed with a raw beauty and a celebration of the human body that was breathtaking.” – Boxing Over Broadway
“These artists from Les 7 Doigts/The 7 Fingers are so incredibly talented! What a great way to kick off @ArtsEmerson’s 10th season with The Passengers.” – @y2000k
“Saw this powerful show this weekend. I now feel ashamed that I ever watched a super hero movie there were actual super heroes on stage doing the unbelievable.” – Will Dailey, singer/songwriter
“This was one of the most beautiful things I have ever been privileged to experience.” – Donald, audience member blog comment
“Amazed and touched by the magical Passengers by The 7 Fingers.” – @erhoffer
“I had the pleasure of seeing this excellent, spell bounding performance tonight. Must see!!” – @MemonNasim
“Just saw this — maybe their best show so far that I’ve seen!” – Nancy Gold, Facebook
“Just saw it; it was SOOOOOOOO GOOOOOOOODDD!!!!!!” – Megan Fidler-Carey, Facebook
“The shows are always thought-provoking, intellectually challenging and, they literally take your breath away!!!” – Audience Member
“I saw this last night and it was fabulous. Somehow a circus that touches your heart and your mind. Beautiful and inspiring! It feel so good to take time for my own entertainment! The quality of the shows at ArtsEmerson means I can count on being inspired, moved, delighted every time!” – Marina, audience member blog comment
“We enjoyed the performances immensely and didn’t want it to end.” – Audience Member
“Incredible show! A masterpiece from 7 fingers and Shana Carroll.” – Fei Wu, host of Fei’s World podcast
“Just left the theater. Amazing show!” – Jerry D., Facebook
“Loved it!! Thank you Emerson, for bringing this talented group back year after year!” – Annie W., Facebook