Lexus Broadway Series 2012/2013 Season: Traces

Lexus Broadway Series


Circus on a Human Scale

June 11 – 23, 2013

  • American Sign Language Performances
  • Audio Described Performances


Lawson Taitte of The Dallas Morning News has written a rave review of TRACES, at the Winspear Opera House through Sunday June 23:

“I always knew that Cirque du Soleil or one of its offshoots would break through into genuine art. Traces has finally done it. No elephants, no clowns, not even any spangles: This circus is all about seven amazingly magnetic human beings. Stripping away everything you thought you knew about the big top, TRACES fuses the traditions of circus with the energy of street performance to create an explosive display of emotion and physicality set to the music of Radiohead, VAST, Blackalicious, and more. One of Time Magazine’s “Top Ten of the Year.”

Dallas Morning News

TRACES features Creative Direction by 7 Fingers (Les 7 Doigts de la Main) and Direction & Choreography by Shana Carroll & Gypsy Snider. TRACES is performed by Mason Ames, Valérie Benôit-Charbonneau, Lucas Boutin, Mathieu Cloutier, Bradley Henderson, LJ Marles and Phillipe Normand-Jenny with alternate cast members Héloïse Bourgeois, Sen Lin, and William Underwood.

Les 7 Doigts de la Main translates literally as “the 7 fingers of the hand.” It is a twist on a French idiom (“the five fingers of the hand”) used to describe distinct parts united tightly, moving in coordination towards one common goal. Here it refers to the seven founding directors of the company (Shana Carroll, Isabelle Chasse, Patrick Léonard, Faon Shane, Gypsy Snider, Sébastien Soldevila and Samuel Tétreault) who, by combining their distinct talents and experiences, work towards their common artistic goals with the beautifully awkward dexterity of a 7-fingered hand.


The Center offers sign language interpretation upon request. To schedule, contact the Box Office at least two weeks prior to the event. These requests are subject to the availability of an interpreter.


June 21, 2013


Audio Description is schedule for select events throughout the year. Using a single earpiece connected to a headset, patrons who are blind or have low vision can listen to trained audio describers give live, verbal descriptions of actions, costumes, scenery and other visual elements of a performance. To find out more about this service, contact the Box Office at 214-880-0202.


June 23, 2013

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