Look, I know some of you will doubt that juggling is art, but you can only hold that view if you have never seen the theatre made by Gandini Juggling, a company which has smashed all those false distinctions between circus, dance and theatre. The company’s Smashed! offered a delicious and endlessly witty love letter to the great, late Pina Bausch. Now they return with a new missive in time and space inspired by the work of another great choreographer: Merce Cunningham. This is a company with more balls than many theatre-makers. See them and wonder; not just at their skill but the beauty of their theatrical imagination.
LIFE is a brand new work from masters of contemporary circus, Gandini Juggling, based on the innovative choreography of Merce Cunningham. Following the success of Smashed, Gandini Juggling’s tribute to Pina Bausch, Sean Gandini and company co-founder and director Kati Ylä-Hokkala have created a work firmly rooted in the Cunningham universe. The result is a captivating and fresh work from pioneers of contemporary juggling – turning a skill into a thrilling and theatrical artform. LIFE also features an original soundscore from Pulitzer Prize winning American composer, cellist and vocalist, Caroline Shaw.