Sadler’s Wells Thu 31 Jan > Sat 2 Feb 2019 at 7.30pm
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 4×4: Ephemeral Achitectures and bharatanayam dance in Sigma, Gandini Juggling joins forces with Sadler’s Wells New Wave Associate, Alexander Whitley, (Royal Ballet, Ballet Boyz, Rambert, Birmingham Royal Ballet) to take object manipulation and contemporary dance into new territories.
Featuring five jugglers and four dancers, with a guest appearance by juggling wonder kid Wes Peden, Spring explores the nature of colour in a kaleidoscope of deconstructed rythmns 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.
60 mins/no interval
Age guidance 10+
Post-show talk Thu 31 Jan
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