Canadian acrobats to present kitchen show
ISTANBULThe Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (IKSV) will host “Les 7 Doigts de la Main” (Seven Fingers of the Hand) with their project “Cuisine and Confessions” in which the company takes acrobatics and dance into the kitchen.
Cuisine and Confessions will meet audiences at Zorlu Performing Arts Center with six performances between Dec. 23 and 27.
The show will present an energetic and rich feast to an audience for 90 minutes as the performance explores senses such as taste and smell, blending childhood memories, relationships and family traditions with the ensemble’s artistic vision in a big, fully-equipped communal kitchen, ready for use.
The show, which is performed by nine acrobats and dancers of the ensemble Seven Fingers of the Hand, stunning audiences with its acrobatic choreographies, presents thrilling acrobatic moves mirroring the ensemble members’ dreams, experiences, roots and life stories, accompanied by music of their composition.
Shana Carroll and Sébastian Soldevila, who are also the artistic directors and founders of the ensemble, choreographed the show. They also choreographed Quebec’s 400th anniversary performance by Cirque du Soleil in 2008. Needless to say, their choreography has been highly acclaimed.
Different interpretations of melodies accompany the show alongside the original music composed for it. The ensemble has performed to a full house in every city it toured and was the opening performance of CINARS Biennial in Montreal in 2014. It has been performed in countries such as Germany, Sweden, France, Italy, Austria and Spain before coming to Istanbul and is highly acclaimed by audiences around the world.
The Troupe has made its mark with its many awards since 2006. The group received the “Governer General’s Performing Arts Awards” in 2008 and Off Broadway Alliance in 2012. It received four golden medals from the Mondial du Cirque de Demain in various years. They have performed 11 different shows in 40 countries and 350 cities over 12 years.