The 7 Fingers: 'Duel Reality'

Multiple dates

An International Festival of Arts & Ideas Event in partnership with Yale Schwarzman Center.

June 21, 2024 | 8pm–9:15pm |
June 22, 2024 | 3pm–4:15pm |
June 22, 2024 | 8pm–9:15pm |
June 23, 2024 | 7pm–8:15pm |
University Theatre


University Theatre, 222 York Street, New Haven CT 06511.

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All’s fair in love and war. You won’t want to miss this exhilarating performance with Montreal’s renowned arts collective, The 7 Fingers. In Duel Reality they combine acrobatics, theater, dance, multimedia, music, and storytelling, and present human stories with superhuman skills. Stripping down circus spectacle to its thrilling essence, they breathe new life into Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. Witness a lively arena where two groups collide in playful competition and fierce conflict, all while star-crossed lovers steal the show, proving that love triumphs, even amidst rivalry. Don’t miss this thrilling blend of acrobatics and emotion!

The 7 Fingers is an arts collective unlike any other. In 2002, the 7 founders set out to redefine circus by stripping down the spectacle to its thrilling essence.

The contemporary company tells stories using death-defying acrobatics with a life-affirming theatricality that is unique to The 7 Fingers. Since its inception, the company has expanded from its own signature touring shows to creating theatrical experiences as diverse as the very artistic directors themselves: original productions varying from intimate one-man shows to large-scale arena performances, Broadway musicals, artistic collaborations with renowned international artists and companies, production design and direction, special events, Olympic ceremonies, televised performances, fashion, art and music events, immersive experiences and much more.

Every one of these projects carries The 7 Fingers’ unequivocal mark. The company has consistently spread its horizons by mixing genres and exploring new ways to tell stories. Fascinated by the human condition, The 7 Fingers create performances that celebrate our world, our time and our humanity. Their shows tour the globe and bring audiences to their feet wherever they go.

In 2018, The 7 Fingers opened their very own Centre of Creation and Production. Situated in the heart of Montreal’s downtown theater district, the new centre houses all of the company’s activities, departments and dreams under one roof.