Sunday, February 27, 2011

Les 7 doigts de la main

As part of the winter festival in Ottawa, I had the chance to be behind the scene of the great circus company, Les 7 doigts de la main.

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The discipline is key for these young artists.  Here, one of them getting ready for the show, just before warming up. 

This was an amazing experience, to see them just before the show, things they do, how they do it.  The artist in this photo was practicing this for a long time, trying to make it better and better.  I was all the time looking at her and thinking, she is doing this not only perfect but gracefully, what else does she need to do to get ready?  I guess for them perfection and grace is not enough, it can go beyond that and it shows when they are on stage.

 I particularly like these photo.  To me, it's full of magic and it's calling an artist to start performing.  These are part of their tools.

The concentration of these guys is amazing.  While taking photos I had to make sure my camera was not making any noise... They are simply amazing.

Speaking of concentration...

Part of the show.

She is in the air.  This to me was amazing. so fearless... simply amazing.
Les 7 doigts de la main has changed what I thought about this kind of show.  This was funny, beautiful, well done and super entertaining.
It was a pleasure to photograph such an amazing group of talented people.

1 comment:

  1. Too cool. It's amazing how fearless and determined those people are. Beautiful pictures. I really like the one with the girl in the hoop.