Les 7 doigts on the Main !
After spending years on the move, Les 7 doigts de la main, a circus arts company, will soon be established in the old Just For Laughs Museum, on Saint-Laurent boulevard. The job of renovating their new production centre was decided by an architectural contest.
The winning team of scenographers Lupien+Matteau (Montréal) and architect Jacques Plante (Québec City) were selected from the four finalists. It paid special attention to the distinct needs of circus producers, and devised innovative solutions that make the building as multipurpose as possible.
Jacques Plante has designed many different theatres, including Robert Lepage’s Caserne Dalhousie in Québec City. The Lupien+Matteau firm are veterans at scenography for cultural institutions such as the TOHU, a creative and performance centre for the circus arts. This new design is a great addition to their long list of remarkable projects.
With help from such experts, Les 7 doigts now have a firm grip on the “Main”. Perhaps it is the hand of destiny!