Date(s) of Performance

12/13/2018 - 12/16/2018


Gandini Juggling

Directed by

Sean Gandini


Jugglers: Sean Gandini, Tedros Girmaye, Kati Ylä-Hokkala, Kim Huynh, Owen Reynolds, Iñaki Fernandez Sastre, Niels Seidel, Arron Sparks, Malte Steinmetz


What do you get when you toss together nine jugglers, 80 apples, and four crockery sets? “Smashed,” a tea party you’ll never forget, created by Gandini Juggling, the thinking person’s jugglers. Nine well-dressed, perfectly respectable young people take the stage and, under the guise of a quaint afternoon tea, engage in the dark art of juggling. Inspired by the work of Pina Bausch, the Gandinis display a virtuosic blend of skills, precision, and theatricality that leaves the audience breathless, while the performers remain as cool as cucumber sandwiches. Created in 1992 by renowned juggler Sean Gandini and champion gymnast Kati Ylä-Hokkala, Gandini Juggling is at the vanguard of the explosive contemporary circus scene. According to The Guardian, [“Smashed”] is as terrifyingly vicious as it is funny.”


Theatre and Performance Studies



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