Valérie Benoît-Charbonneau in <i>Traces</i>.
Valérie Benoît-Charbonneau in Traces.
© Michael Meseke
As part of its national tour, the acrobatic phenomenon Traces will spring into the Tennessee Performing Arts Center's Andrew Jackson Hall for an eight-performance run, from February 19-24.

Featuring Creative Direction by Les 7 Doigts de la Main, whose acrobatics will be featured in the upcoming Broadway Revival of Pippin, Traces fuses circus traditions with street performance. Through song, dance, speech and illustration, the performers answer the question, "If the world ended tomorrow, what would you leave behind?"

The production, directed and choreographed by Shana Carroll (La Vie and Gypsy Snide (Cirque Du Soleil), features performances by Mason Ames (Cirque du Soleil), Lucas Boutin (the European tour of Traces), Valérie Benoît-Charbonneau (Cirque du Soleil), Matieu Cloutier (GOP), Bradley Henderson (the original cast of Traces), LJ Marles (the European tour of Traces) and Philippe Normand-Jenny (GOP).