Building their name
Les 7 Doigts de la Main, a circus arts company, sets up shop in the old Just for Laughs Museum building and creates a single base for its designers, producers and administrators.
The year 2014 was packed with emotions and accomplishments at Les 7 doigts de la main. In addition to performing at the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympic Games, in Sochi, Russia, the artists travelled the world to give a show at Feria de Leon in Mexico, collaborate with Polo Circo, in Brazil, take part in the Shanghai International Performing Arts Fair, and complete a tour of Japan. In the fall, their show entitled Pippin began touring the United States. The troupe also helped to open the thirtieth CINARS Biennale in Montréal with a performance of their brand new piece, Cuisine & Confessions, at La TOHU.
But this exceptional year in the life of Les 7 doigts did not stop there. While the company was touring the world and building its reputation, it was making a new home for itself here in Montréal. Located in the Quartier des spectacles, the new headquarters of Les 7 doigts will include studios for training and design, a dance hall, and management offices. This new home for the company should be ready in 2016. The job of renovating the old Just For Laughs Museum was decided by an architectural contest that resulted in a truly innovative concept.
But there is no contest when it comes to Montréal’s reputation as one of the world’s capitals for the circus arts, which continues to rise to new heights thanks to bold companies like Les 7 doigts de la main.