Through Sunday at the Merriam Theater. Tickets: $20-$55. Information: 215-413-1318 or www.livearts-fringe.org
Folks in Montreal know a thing or two about the circus. The hometown of Cirque du Soleil has also produced the troupe called 7 Fingers, which this week is performing Sequence 8, one of the most fantastic, memorable Live Arts/Fringe shows I've ever seen. It had its U.S. premiere Tuesday night before a packed house at the Merriam Theater.
Sequence 8 seamlessly blends circus arts with modern dance and hip-hop in a family-friendly array of acrobatic feats reminiscent of Olympic gymnastics. All eight performers clown around, but no one is creepy or annoying.