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Gandini Juggling & Alexander Whitley

Peeping Tom
31 Jan - 2 Feb
Stan’s Cafe
31 Jan - 2 Feb

Sadler's Wells Theatre

Thu 31 Jan - Sat 2 Feb at 7.30pm
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Runs: 60 mins / no interval
Age Guidance: 10+
£12 - £30 (concessions - over 60’s & students)
+£3 transaction fee for phone and online bookings
no fee for in person at the box office
Tel: 020 7863 8000

After-show discussion:
Thu 31 Jan

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Creators of Pina Bausch-inspired international hit Smashed, ‘the kings of juggling’ (Libération) present the eagerly anticipated final part of a trilogy of dialogues between sophisticated juggling and dance languages.

After excursions into ballet with 4x4: Ephemeral Achitectures and Bharatanatyam dance in Sigma, Gandini Juggling joins forces with Sadler’s Wells New Wave Associate, Alexander Whitley, (The Royal Ballet, BalletBoyz, Rambert, Birmingham Royal Ballet) to take object manipulation and contemporary dance into new territories.

Featuring five jugglers and four dancers, with special guest appearance from juggling wonderkid Wes Peden, Spring explores the nature of colour in a kaleidoscope of deconstructed rhythms and patterns. It’s spectacular, fun, funky, complex and performed to an original, ‘baroque meets techno’ score by leading London composer, Gabriel Prokofiev, with lighting by multi-award winning designer, Guy Hoare.

Spring will be Gandini Juggling’s debut main stage production at Sadler’s Wells.

"Joyfully Hypnotic... Full of simple pleasures and intricate skill."
**** Guardian 1st February review >

"So clever it would make your head hurt if it weren’t at the same time so joyous, exhilarating and transporting… a dazzling mix of colour and precision"

Culture Whisper

"Spring is an utterly lovely work, just the right length and a perfect example of gesamtkunstwerk’"

Seeing Dance

"An exuberant, irrepressible manifestation of colour and rhythm for which the creators have joined forces in a coordinated gasp of elemental wonder"

Writing About Dance


Gandini Juggling & Alexander Whitley


Presented in partnership
with Sadler's Wells

photos: Simon Carter, Martin McLaughlin
Co-produced by Cambridge Junction, London International Mime Festival, Plateforme 2 pôles Cirque en Normandie / La Brèche à Cherbourg et le Cirque-Théâtre d’Elbeuf

Supported by Arts Depot, Arts Council England, Birmingham Hippodrome, Lighthouse Poole, CIRCa Pôle National des Arts du Cirque, Theater op de Markt Dommelhof