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Gandini Juggling

Juggling performance - UK

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- Performed at: Nuffield Theatre (Southampton) in 2011; Fish & Chips and Viva Cité (Sotteville-lès-Rouen), Z’arts Up (Béthune), Brighton Festival, Z’Amis festivals tour in 2012

Sean Gandini and Kati Ylä -Hokkala have created Gandini Juggling in 1992 to celebrate the art of juggling in all its facets, fuelled by the belief that juggling is an exciting living artform.

During the past 20 years, the Gandinis have performed over 4,000 shows in 40 different countries and are in constant demand worldwide for their virtuoso juggling and breathtaking choreographies.

Fish & Chips #3 - Smashed (2012)

Smashed - Fish & Chips #3 (2012)


Smashed is a theatre-dance-juggling piece for nine performers, selected for their mature approach to juggling and performing skills. Combining precise juggling with theatricality, they create a filmic series of scenes inspired by the late seminal choreographer Pina Bausch.

Through Smashed, the two artistic directors Kati Ylä-Hokkala and Sean Gandini present the world under an utterly subjective perspective to the spectators, violently distorting reality to obtain an emotional effect and vividly transmitting their personal moods and ideas.

Composed of tableaux vivants that give a sense of old photographs; echoing world wars, tense relationships, lost love and innocence, nostalgia and the quaintness of afternoon tea, this Bauschian Tanzjonglage performance culminates with a cathartic smashing of apples and breaking of crockery.

More information on their website

In news reports:

Atelier 231 - Fish & Chips

Culture Commune - Z’Arts Up, Béthune

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