Date(s) of Performance
4/21/2022 - 4/24/2022
Sean Gandini and Kati Ylä-Hokkala Gandini Juggling
"Kati Ylä-Hokkala, Sakari Männistö, Luke Hallgarten, Yu-Hsien Wu, Kim Huynh, Francesca Poppi Mari, Valerie Jauregui, Frederike Gerstner, Lynn Scott"
The dark art of juggling revisited. 9 Performers, 80 Oranges, 7 Watermelons. THIS IS Smashed2. In Gandini Juggling’s hit Smashed, which made its US Premiere at PEAK Performances, the manipulation of forbidden fruit shrewdly explored the strained relations between seven men and two women—and kindly flayed traditions of juggling and circus. Smashed2 is the dark art of juggling revisited. Director Sean Gandini and Kati Ylä-Hokkala borrow elements of Pina Bausch’s gestural choreography and combine them with the intricate patterns and cascades of solo and ensemble juggling. Simultaneously evoking great pleasure and small disquiet, Smashed2 lightly disrupts the rigid conventions of etiquette, dress, gender, and body language. The result is a new hybrid of juggling, performed with meticulous unison and split-second timing.
Theatre and Performance Studies