8 Songs

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A tribute to the mythical landscape of popular music

A series of choreographed juggling vignettes set to 8 classic rock songs. A tribute to the mythical landscape of popular music. From Dylan’s stream of consciousness to the Velvet Underground’s troubling landscapes, from David Bowie’s soulful escapades to the Rolling Stone’s anthemic joie de vivre.

In 8 Songs the Gandini’s return to their outdoor roots. A raw and surreal piece, sexy and skilful. Each song presents its own atmosphere, its own micro universe. The piece build crescendo style from solos and duets to a full cast finale. Meanings are alluded to, with semi-literal references to the songs themselves. Complex patterns will relate the orbits of the coloured objects to each other but the real raison d’être will be the music. The raw and elating power of rock and roll.

If these were your Desert Island Discs, you’d want Gandini Juggling, as your castaway luxury ★★★★ The Herald

Cleverly choreographed is Gandini Juggling’s 8 Songs, which is exactly what it says on the tin: a series of classic rock songs with juggling accompaniment. The Guardian

Commissioned by Without Walls, Ageas Salisbury International Arts Festival and Greenwich+Docklands International Festival.

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Show Details

  • Date Created: 2015
  • Length: 30 minutes
  • Performance area: 10m wide, 8m deep, 4m high
  • Approx. get-in / get out: 2h on site with sound technician provided by the festival
  • Number. of people on road: 7
  • Workshops available: Yes
  • Scale: Medium scale
  • Capacity: 500-2000
  • Availability: Has touring availability
  • Language: Non-text based
  • Audience type: All audiences, all ages

Our Videos

Trailer for the indoor version of 8 songs Directed Sean Gandini and Kati Ylä-Hokkala Edited by Courtney Prokopas. Jugglers: Frederike Gerstner, Francesca (poppi) Mari, Chris Patfield, Jose Triguero, Iñaki Fernadez Sastre, Lynn Scott