"In captivating ‘Passengers,’ this train is bound for glory."
Boston Globe (USA)

"Passagers marries imagery, music and acrobatic performances in an evocative and inspiring whirlwind.”
Le Devoir (Canada)

"We find the signature of the collective, combining circus, music, contemporary dance and physical theater."
Circus Talk (USA)

"The 7 Fingers achieves what most contemporary circus acts can only dream of — the fusion of mass entertainment and intellectual exploration."
The Bay State Banner (USA)

"Ingenious staging and spectacular acts."
RDI (Canada)

"Passagers is a multidisciplinary, multisensory show."
Huffington Post (Canada)

"One of the strengths of the company is to bring together people from different backgrounds under one roof, driven by the powerful desire to dream."
Circus Talk (USA)

"A self-contained world filled with imagination and possibility, one that is by turns charming and poignant, exciting and ruminative."
The Arts Fuse (USA)

"With poetry and nostalgia, it’s human beings, in all their diversity, their contradictions and their excesses, that remain at the heart of this show."
Le Journal de Montréal (Canada)

"Once again, they have drawn on their wildest imagination and created a show that keeps spectators enthralled."
Mat TV (Canada)

"Like a jump into the future."
The Argumenti i Fakti Newspaper (Russia)

"The beauty and ingenuity of this show make it a must-see for all audiences."
The Harvard Crimson

"It seems that the artist have discovered a special secret to overcome gravity, their flying under the ceiling without safety line appear to be so light and easy."
The Nezavisimaya Gazeta Newspaper (Russia)


In spite of all the current challenges we are delighted to announce our return to La Villette in Paris with Passagers, performances beginning Dec 11, 2020.


Departure vs. transit vs. arrival. Chance vs. choice vs. destiny. Stillness vs. acceleration. Reflection vs. transparency. Familiar vs. foreign. Private vs. public. Confinement vs. border-crossing. Bright headlights vs. tunnel-darkness. Past vs. future…
Our fascination with trains is both a nostalgic one — dreams of another era, another land — and a symbolic one: life happens along this track of sorts, twisting and turning through valleys and plains. We speed through lands all the while staring out the window, at the reflection of our very own eyes superimposed upon the shifting landscape. Tearful goodbyes, anticipatory reunions. Fateful encounters inside the cabin. A community of strangers with one thing in common: we all have somewhere to go. Our reasons for leaving may differ but we are joined in a moment of suspended limbo between two lives, as we say goodbye to one and prepare for another.


The original music of Passagers is available on Bandcamp.

Departure // Creation in confinement

Creating this act 2 years ago, on the themes of saying goodbye, of closing chapters and beginning new ones, of retaining the memory of those who touched us on our flesh, allowing it to propel us forward… we never could have known the relevance it would hold today.



What is it to perform when there is no audience? Is it still performing if there is no “stage”? No fellow cast members to interact with. No lights. No costumes. No stage hands. No applause. Can we call it performance if there is no one to witness it?   

New Teaser

Discover this invitation from the Passagers artist to view the show from a completely new angle.

Meet The Passengers

Each Passengers deliver his fun facts 

Boxed In // Creation in confinement

What is it to perform when there is no audience? Is it still performing if there is no “stage”? No fellow cast members to interact with. No lights. No costumes. No stage hands. No applause. Can we call it performance if there is no one to witness it?


Each of the Passengers' artists participated in a series of interviews filmed in our Studios. They share with us their journeys, their childhoods, their joys, their doubts and all that has led them to be what they are today.


Boston Audience Testimonial

Original idea : Shana Carroll
Direction and choreography : Shana Carroll
Assisted by : Isabelle Chassé

TOHU (Montreal, Canada)​
ArtsEmerson (Boston, USA)

Commissioning Partners
Moscow Musical Theatre (Moscow, Russia)

Original Cast
Sereno Aguilar / Louis Joyal / Maude Parent / Samuel Renaud / Brin Schoellkopf / Sabine Van Rensburg / Conor Wild / Freyja Wild

Guest cast members include
Anne-Marie Godin / Anna Kachalova / Matias Plaul / Pablo Pramparo / Chloé Somers

Scenography Ana Cappelluto
Musical Director Colin Gagné
Video Designer Johnny Ranger
Lighting Designer Éric Champoux
Costume Designer Camille Thibault-Bédard
Head Coach Francisco Cruz
Texts Shana Carroll and Conor Wild

Project Manager Sabrina Gilbert
Technical Director Simon Lachance 
Stage Manager Charlotte Legault
Assistante à la direction technique Marie-Hélène Grisé

Video Coordinator Dominique Hawry
Video Programmation Laura-Rose R.Grenier
DOP - Shooting Mark Ó Fearghaíl 
Video Animation Yannick Doucet & Remi Borgeal
Sound Engineer Jérôme Guilleaume
Light Programmation Stéphane Lecavalier
Electric Chief Gabriel Fournier-El Ayachi
Trapeze Coach Véronique Thibault
Gréeurs de création Stéphane Beauchet & Nicolas Lemieux
Assistante à la scénographie Dominique Coughlin
Assistante aux costumes Catherine Veri
Stagiaire en gréage Joanie Audet


Music, Lyrics, sound design and arrangements Colin Gagné

in collaboration with
Jean-Sébastien Leblanc (arrangements Contorsion, Hulahoop et Trapèze )
Boogát (paroles Jonglerie )
Freyja Wild (paroles Roaming Song)
Jérôme Guilleaume (arrangements Jonglerie) 

Opening, Tight Wire and Epilogue music is based on a theme composed by Raphael Cruz

Voice and instruments 
Maude Brochu

Alexandre Désilets
Guido Del Fabbro
Jérôme Dupuis-Cloutier
Jonathan Gagné
Gabriel Godbout-Castonguay
Dominiq Hamel
Sheila Hannigan
Olivier Hébert
Frannie Holder
Jean-Sébastien Leblanc
Jeffrey Moseley
Maude Parent
Mathieu Roberge
Guillaume St-Laurent
Freyja Wild
Conor Wild

With covers of 
Creep (Radiohead)
Burma-Shave (Tom Waits)
Louise (Big Brutus)
Saint Louis Blues (W.C. Handy

And samples from 
Nostalgias (Juan Carlos Cobián, Enrique Cadícamo)
El deportado (Oscar Chavez)

Touring Team

Tour Manager Naomi Adler
Technical Director Sandy Dionne
Rigging Benoît Rouillard
Light Operator Gabriel Fournier-El Ayachi
Sound & Video Operator Didier Bergeron


ACMÉ Décors (Mario Bonenfant & Étienne Boucher-Cazabon), Lionel Arnould, Concept ParaDesign, Emilie Bonnavaud, Nicolas Belle-Isle, Manuel Chantre, CRITAC (Patrice Aubertin, Marion Cossin, Jean Thibault), Antoine Grenier, Mathieu Grégoire, Patrick Handfield, Camille Labelle, Cédric Lord, LSM (Michel Baron & Julien Perron), Ovations Atelier (René Ross), XYZ Technologies (Camille St-Germain)

Ce spectacle est dédié à la mémoire de Raphael Cruz