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Created in 2006, Traces has been presented more than 1700 times before 900,000 people in 25 countries and 200 cities around the world. The show has won multiple awards, been invited to America’s Got Talent twice, was on TIME’s top 10 list in 2011, performed at the Royal Variety Performance in London, and was featured at the Union Square Theater in NYC for a whole year.

Traces takes place in a make-shift shelter, an unknown catastrophe waiting outside the doors of tarp and gaffer tape. In the face of an impending disaster they have determined that creation is the only antidote to destruction. Poetic and explosive, humorous and thoughtful. Combining traditional acrobatic forms with street elements such as skateboarding and basketball, mixed in with some theatre and contemporary dance, it surprises, awes and delights at every turn.

The Artists
  • Kevin Beverley

    DISCIPLINES Trapeze, chinese hoops, acrobatics, dance.
    TRAINING Chicago Academy for the Arts (USA, 2006-2008), New England Center for Circus Arts (USA, 2008-2012), Montreal National Circus School (Montréal, 2009-2012)
    SHOWS Les 7 doigts de la main (Traces, 2015, Queen of the Night, New York, 2013, PSY European tour, 2012), Baroque Burlesque (Company XIV, New York, 2013), Circus in the Parks (Midnight Circus, Chicago, 2012).

  • Lucas Boutin

    DISCIPLINES Chinese pole, hoop diving, banquine, acrobatics, teeterboard
    TRAINING Circus Space (London, 2008-2011)
, Châtellerault National Circus School (France, 2005-2008)
    SHOWS Les 7 doigts de la main (Amuse, Mexico, 2014), Traces, touring since 2012), Generating Company (Hong Kong), Circa Festival (France), English National Opera (UK)2).

  • Mathieu Cloutier

    Originally from Gaspe, Quebec, Mathieu spent three years at the Circus School of Quebec, specializing in acrobatics, rollerblade and diabolo. Previous credits include: GOP (Munich, Munster), Cirque du Soleil (special events), Les Grands Opéras de Québec and more than 275 acrobatic shows at Seabreeze amusement park in Rochester, N.Y. Most recently, Mathieu spent over a year performing in the Off-Broadway production of Traces, and he is still on tour with the show. Mathieu also enjoys playing guitar and writing music.

  • Anne-Marie Godin

    DISCIPLINES Hand to hand, acrobatics
    TRAINING Quebec Circus School (Canada, 2007-2010), Gymnastic (1995-2003)
    SHOWS Les 7 doigts de la main (Traces, touring since 2013 and Amuse, Mexico, 2013 & 2014), Omaterra (Canada, 2011), Variété Rock Card, AIDA cruise line (Germany, 2014), Le Noir, BASE Entertainment (Singapore 2013), Eclyps (Canada 2009-2010), Cabaret de Noel (Quebec Circus School, 2011), Cirque Eloize (Special event, 2011).

  • Bradley Henderson

    DISCIPLINES Chinese pole, hoop diving, acrobatics, teeterboard
    TRAINING Circus Center (San Francisco)
, Montreal National Circus School (Canada, 2002-2005)
    SHOWS Les 7 doigts de la main (Luces Fugaces, Philippines, 2014, FeriAmuse, Mexico, 2014, Traces, touring since 2006),

  • Hou Kai

    Hou Kai was born in 1993 in Henan Province of China. Hou Kai started his strict training at the age of five at the Shaolin Temple in Henan. This training gave him a strong foundation to become an amazing acrobat in the following years. At the age of eight Hou Kai joined the China Acrobatic Troupe where he went through extensive training. Within nine years he acquired various acrobatic skills such as hoop diving, Chinese diabolo, tumbling, juggling balls, juggling hat, Chinese pole, dancing, and martial arts. Hou Kai’s acrobatic skills have been seen and admired at the Tian Di Theatre for the past nine years. He performed daily with the acrobatic troupe and also had his own Chinese diabolo act. Hou Kai left the China Acrobatic Troup in 2010 to pursue his career as a performer. Apart from China, he also performed in the USA, Greece, Turkey, Italy, Switzerland, Czech, Germany, Japan, Australia, Hungary and Hong Kong. Leaving the stage with loud applause by his breathtaking acts gave him a lot of confidence when performing. Through this experience he can call himself a professional acrobat performer.

  • Harley McLeish

    DISCIPLINES Hand to hand, Rusian Cradle, Straps.
    TRAINING National Circus School of Montreal (Canada, 2011-2014), Beijing International Arts School (China, 2008-2010)
, Flipside Youth Circus (Australia, 2002-2008)
    SHOWS Traces (touring since 2015), Variete Rock Cards (Aida, 2014-2015).

Time Magazine’s “Top Ten Everything of 2011″

“Eye-popping athleticism, fluid grace and chiseled physiques make for the sexiest circus in town”

New York Daily News


Rolling Stone

Give me the Fingers any time.
This is a show that sets the benchmark for modern circus eye-poppingly high.

London Evening Standard

Pulse-pounding, electric, and immensely entertaining.

Entertainment Weekly

A fix of pure urban adrenaline
Mad, pulse-raising magic

New York Times

A whole new kind of awe-inspiring theatre


The gorgeously pure, loose and personal circus show.

Chicago Tribune