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20.1.2019 SPRING at sadler's Wells during MIME Festival LONDON
Finally, after more than 20 years of creative juggling, Gandini Juggling will have arrived on the main stage production at Sadler’s Wells - with its latest production SPRING! Gandini Juggling is happy to announce 3 nights of fabulous shows of an extended version of Spring Jan 31 - Feb 2. Recommended in the Guardian as one of the Dance shows to see this week in London.
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.
London International Mime Festival (LIMF) was founded in 1977 by producer, Joseph Seelig, at the instigation of mime-clown, Nola Rae. He was joined by Helen Lannaghan as co-director in 1986. It is the Capital’s longest established international theatre season.Taking place each January, its programme spans the spectrum of contemporary visual performance including live art, physical and circus-theatre, mask, puppetry, movement and object theatre.
15.12.2018 SPRING : at Sadlers' Wells during MIME Festival, London 2019
It took 25 years - but now, finally. Gandini Juggling enter the big stages of Sadler's Wells, one of London's most influental theatre venues. During the MIME festival, from Jan 31 till Fab 2, Gandini Juggling will present their latest creation SPRING which is a creation by director Sean Gandini and choreographer Alexander Whitley and joins forces of jugglings arts and contemporary dance with original music by Gabriel Prokoviev. This new large-scale show is a result of their time flirting with various neighbouring art forms, sharing a common core in their rhythms and bringing these cousins together to explore the relationships between them.
With the talents on display primal and emblematic SPRING is set to be a spectacular, transendant and colourful staging, performed to an original score. Featuring virtuosic jugglers and contemporary dancers the piece will take these tangible and visceral art forms into new territories and further establish the relationships between them. Embracing deconstructed rhythms and jubilant patterning - concepts of self referentiality will be visited and the score itself will be taken into the work using text to introduce fragments of narrative. SPRING follows on from the Gandini’s successful forays in ballet and theatre delving deeper into their obsession with juggling as pure choreography. This new large-scale show is a result of their time flirting with various neighbouring art forms, sharing a common core in their rhythms and bringing these cousins together to explore the relationships between them.
Gandini Juggling and Alexander Whitley present SPRING
Gandini Juggling and Alexander Whitley have joined forces to create a visually arresting and cutting edge new work. Entitled Spring this courageous, avant garde and cross art form experience will challenge impressions of movement and physicality.
With the talents on display primal and emblematic, Spring is a spectacular, transcendent and colourful staging, performed to an original score. Featuring virtuosic jugglers and contemporary dancers, the piece takes these tangible and visceral art forms into new territories and further establishes the relationships between them. Embracing deconstructed rhythms and jubilant patterning, the piece references concepts of self, while an original score brings text into the work to introduce fragments of narrative.
From the company that created Smashed and 4 x 4 Ephemeral Architectures, Spring follows on from the Gandinis’ successful forays into ballet and theatre by delving deeper into their obsession with juggling as pure choreography. This new large-scale show is a result of their time flirting with various neighbouring art forms. Juggling and contemporary dance are cousins, share a common rhythmic core, and Spring brings these disciplines together to explore the relationships between the two.
Formed in 1992 by world-renowned jugglers Sean Gandini and Kati Ylä-Hokkala, Gandini Juggling continues to be at the vanguard of contemporary circus, reinventing and reinvigorating juggling for the 21st Century. Gandini Juggling celebrates juggling in all its facets, exploring not just what juggling is, but what juggling can be. Currently an ever-evolving ensemble made up of a virtuosic core group of jugglers, they regularly expand to include up to twenty performers for specially commissioned events and performances. Gandini Juggling is based in London and for its performances invites talented jugglers from all over the world. In addition to performing, Gandini Juggling are very much in demand at leading circus schools, where they teach workshops, create performances, and support the next generation of circus artists. Alongside all this, the company publish their own books and DVDs, continuing to support the wider understanding of the beautiful possibilities of juggling, for jugglers and non-jugglers alike.
composition / sound arrangements
Liza van Brakel
Ruben Del Monte
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12 x 10 x 7 m
1 set up day
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1 assistant choreographer
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