The work by 7 Fingers, a Montreal-based company, has a gray, funky, industrial-warehouse setting, with lean troupers bending their bodies and flying through the air, through hoops and into each others' arms.
Here's how producers characterize Traces: "If the world ended tomorrow, what would you leave behind? In Traces, the human body is pushed to its limits as a group of friends leave their mark in a run-down warehouse through acrobatics, music and dance. Fusing the traditions of circus with the energy of street performance, Traces is an explosive display of raw emotion and physicality in an intimate urban setting. When it counts, will you leave it all on the stage?"
Here's a look at the production:
Acrobatic Traces at the Union Square Theatre
Tickets are on sale via Ticketmaster.com and by phone at (800) 982-2787. Union Square Theatre is located at 100 E. 17th Street. Visit tracesusa.com.