Canadian circus company Traces was one of the highlights of Spoleto Festival in 2012. Read my interview with artistic director Shana Carroll.
The performers gave their all at every show, as if it really was their last night on earth. Such intensive, demanding performances — coupled with eight hours of daily training — inevitably take their toll. The original cast, with the exception of Brad Henderson, hung up their skateboards in 2009, making way for a new generation of performers hoping to leave their trace.