- Tour dates:
16. - 18.01. Berlin DE PLAY Chamaeleon
- Web: Gandini Juggling - The Games We Play
10.10.2023 Happy to be part of PLAY 2024 at Chamaeleon Berlin
Sean Gandini and Kati Ylä-Hokkala invite us to enter the joyous, complex world of juggling and choreography with this eye-opening user guide to their performance. It’s an animated self-portrait of a pioneering duo and their company, with a repertoire of some thirty productions staged more than six thousand times all over the world. The Games We Play at Chamaeleon Berlin will be the German premiere of this masterpiece.
The Games We Play
A lecture performance with Sean Gandini & Kati Ylä-Hokkala
The Games We Play is a new piece by the emblematic contemporary circus company Gandini Juggling, exploring the joyous and complex worlds of juggling and choreography. 2023 marks a special moment in the history of this award-winning company who celebrate 30 Years since the opening of their first show, with co-directors Sean Gandini and Kati Ylä-Hokkala reflecting on staging of over 6000 performances, across the world over the last three decades and a repertoire of over 30 productions and counting.
With The Games We Play Sean and Kati invite you to enter their world of making and choreographing juggling in a lecture that pretends to be a show (or is it a show that pretends to be a lecture?). It is an animated self-portrait of the company and their work, presented by the esteemed duo who have unparalleled alchemy on and off stage.
The Games We Play will embark on a journey through the idea of juggling, with juggling. Sean and Kati delve into the foundations of the artform in a fun and playful way. At its core, the work of Gandini Juggling is a celebratory exploration of juggling. What is juggling? What can it be? And also, what is art? What can art be? Each of their productions is an attempt at answering these questions in their own inimitable style.
Directed + performed by
Sean Gandini & Kati Ylä-Hokkala
best; 10 m wide + 8 m deep + 5 m high
black dance floor
if light prerigged no extra set up required
Team on tour
3 - 4 people
ca 1 hour
> 14 years
London International Mime Festival
With the support of
Watermans Arts Centre
The piece quotes from previous Gandini Juggling shows
1993 nEither Either botH choreographed by Gill Clarke
2002 Stop Breaking my Balls directed and choreographed by JP Zaccarini and Gill Clarke