CUISINE & CONFESSIONS

The Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre proudly presents The Seven Fingers’ Cuisine & Confessions on Saturday, January 21 at 7:00pm at the Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre.

From The Seven Fingers Circus comes Cuisine & Confessions, a culinary and acrobatic treat that will entice the senses.

Life happens in the kitchen. In Cuisine & Confessions, the stage becomes a giant kitchen where late night confessionals over tea and a jar of Nutella quickly turn into elaborately choreographed family meals. Circus performers recreate stories while cooking actual meals and offering them up to the audience! Secrets are exchanged, lessons are learned, bonds are forged, reinforced by our most visceral of senses: taste.

Combining circus, avant-garde dance, theatre, and cooking show comedy, The Seven Fingers pays homage to the iconic comforts of the kitchen. Accompanying their usual eye-popping flight of acrobatic choreography and pulsating music are the other three senses: the touch of hands in batter, the smell of baking, and the taste of roasted oregano.

Each of the performers has their moment in the spotlight, leading us through personal stories. Directors Shana Carroll and Sébastien Soldevila collaboratively wrote the show by mining true stories from the cast members’ lives and weaving together snippets of narratives and themes. Fellow performers are buzzing nearby; grating cheese, breaking eggs, chopping, stirring – occasionally jumping in with supporting moves.

The Seven Fingers is an off-shoot of Cirque Du Soleil operating out of Montreal, Quebec. The seven founding directors began the company in 2002 with the goal of creating what they called “circus at a human scale” – shows steeped in intimacy and familiarity, with real human beings who breathed, danced and spoke from the heart. From this, the urge to redefine the circus medium has continued to drive each of their creations to newer, more hybrid and collaborative territories.

The Seven Fingers’ immersive and interactive experiences perpetually blur the lines between contemporary dance, acrobatics, theatre and athleticism. They strive towards creating groundbreaking, exciting, visceral, breathtaking and touchingly human experiences. Cuisine & Confessions is no exception; this circus show will leave you touched and amazed by human stories and movement, your belly full, and your senses invigorated. Come for the circus, stay for the banana bread!

Tickets for Cuisine & Confessions are $45 for adults, $42 for Seniors and $40 for Students. Call the Ticket Seller at 250-549-SHOW (7469) or visit www.ticketseller.ca for tickets and more information.

The Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre thanks the following sponsors for their generous support: Okanagan Spirits Craft Distillery, the Vernon Lodge & Conference Centre, Black Diamond Floor Cleaning, the Vernon Morning Star, the Okanagan Advertiser, the British Columbia Arts Council, the Government of Canada and the Regional District of the North Okanagan.

Photo Credit: Alexandre Galliez
Photo Description: From The Seven Fingers Circus comes Cuisine & Confessions, a culinary and acrobatic treat that will entice the senses coming to the Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre on Saturday, January 21 2017. Tickets are on sale now at www.ticketseller.ca or by calling 250-549-SHOW (7469).

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