Round-Up on "Dear San Francisco": Looking Back and Moving Forward

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Review Round-Up on The 7 Fingers Show “Dear San Francisco”: Looking Back and Moving Forward

The 7 Fingers (Les Sept Doigts de la Main) collective’s newest show, “Dear San Francisco: A High-Flying Love Story,” opened to the San Francisco public at Club Fugazi on October 12. The show in some ways signals a return to form, for Club Fugazi itself, and for 7 Fingers co-founders Gypsy Snider and Shana Carroll, returning to their San Francisco roots. In other ways, the show defies the performance forms that came before it. They set out to define the city by the bay– and what the city means to them– through innovative contemporary circus.  To offer you all a sneak peek of the production, we took a look at reviews and articles about the show, and gathered the best sources from around the web. Here are the recaps:
Behind the Curtain Speaking to HearSay media, Gypsy Snider describes the show as a “love letter” to the city, stating, “we want to… celebrate [San Francisco’s] complexities and say, ‘Look how lucky we are to be here’- and look at some of the more fragile aspects of the city that need to be celebrated in order to preserve them.” It draws on 7 Fingers’ well-honed techniques of storytelling through abstraction: the audience feels narrative beats in the city’s story are felt, rather than told, through how performers move and emote onstage. In doing so, the cast and crew...
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Carolyn Klein

Carolyn Klein is a writer, poet, and circus fan from the Washington, D.C, area. Writing stories about the circus has been a dream of hers since getting introduced to circus fiction around 2014. She recently completed her B.A. in English and Creative Writing, magna cum laude, at George Mason University. As a new member of the Circus Talk journalism team, Carolyn looks forward to learning as much as she can about the industry and people behind circus.