The avant-garde virtuosos of Gandini Juggling create breathtaking productions that mesmerize audiences of all ages. Back by popular demand following the success of last year’s Smashed, the company collaborates with British choreographer Alexander Whitley in Spring. “Joyous, exhilarating and transporting” (Culture Whisper), this production interweaves virtuoso jugglers with contemporary dancers in a kaleidoscopic dreamscape including an immersive score by Gabriel Prokofiev. Visually arresting, colorful, and bursting with rhythm and pattern, Spring is a refreshing and entertaining production at the vanguard of contemporary circus.
Directed by Sean Gandini
Choreographed by Alexander Whitley
Composition and Electronics by Gabriel Prokofiev
Lighting Design by Guy Hoare
Costume Design by Claire Ashley
EP5: Spring | Sean Gandini
In this episode of The Talking Cure: Conversations with Jed Wheeler, the avant-garde virtuosos of Gandini Juggling talks about his juggling career and the upcoming American premiere of SPRING, a collaboration with British choreographer Alexander Whitley
Recorded on December 10, 2019 at WMSC Radio.
National Sawdust + PRESENTS “Inside Juggling”
80 N 6th St, Brooklyn, NY
Gandini will join Pulitzer Prize-winning composer/singer Caroline Shaw and multi-instrumentalist/instrument inventor Mark Stewart in a conversation moderated by NationalSawdust+ curator Elena Park. The evening will be punctuated by juggling excerpts performed by several members of the London-based company, in town for The Metropolitan Opera’s new production of Philip Glass’s “Akhnaten.” Countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo, who sings the title role of the Egyptian sun god, will make a special appearance.
Intro to Juggling
Alexander Kasser Theater
Immediately following Thursday’s performance, Gandini Juggling co-founders Sean Gandini and Kati Ylä-Hokkala will offer a light-hearted free introduction to juggling on the Kasser stage. The dynamic pair will deconstruct the art form’s key patterns and demonstrate how the virtuosic company plays with notation.
Alexander Kasser Theater
Alexander Whitley, Sean Gandini, Kati Ylä-Hokkala
Moderated by Ruth Wikler, Director of Circus Programming TOHU
Spring is co-produced with Cambridge Junction, London International Mime Festival, and Plateforme 2 pôles Cirque en Normandie / La Brèche à Cherbourg et le Cirque-Théâtre d’Elbeuf. Spring is supported by artsdepot, Arts Council England, Birmingham Hippodrome, CIRCa pôle National des Arts du Cirque Auch Gers Occitanie, Lighthouse Poole, Theatre Op de Markt.
Programs in Peak Performances’ 2019-20 season are made possible in part by funds from the National Endowment for the Arts and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.