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You are cordially invited to a tea party that you will never forget…

In Smashed, the manipulation of the forbidden fruit takes a sagacious look at the strained relations between seven men and two women (Smashed 1) or seven women and 2 men (Smashed 2) kindly flaying traditional juggling and contemporary circus.

Smashed is half an hour long outdoor piece involving nine skilled jugglers, 100 red apples and a soundtrack featuring popular songs ranging from Tammy Wynette to Music Hall and Bach. A series of nostalgic filmic scenes explore conflict, tense relationships, lost love, and afternoon tea.

Inspired by the work of the great choreographer, Pina Bausch, director Sean Gandini and Kati Ylä-Hokkala has borrowed elements of her gestural choreography and combined them with the intricate patterns and cascades of solo and ensemble juggling. Simultaneously evoking great pleasure and small disquiet, Smashed lightly disrupts the rigid conventions of etiquette, dress and body language. The result is a new hybrid of juggling which is performed with meticulous unison and split-second timing.

This funny, inventive and characterful work is akin to dance theatre and will challenge your perception of contemporary juggling.

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Show Details

  • Date Created: 2010
  • Length: 30 (outdoors)
  • Performance area: 10 x 8m
  • Approx. get-in / get out: 2h on site with sound technician provided by the festival
  • Number. of people on road: 10
  • Workshops available: Yes
  • Scale: Medium scale
  • Capacity: 500-2000
  • Availability: Has touring availability
  • Language: Non-text based
  • Audience type: All audiences, all ages

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Gandini Juggling july 2010 Commissioned by ¨Watch this Space¨ Directed by Sean Gandini with Sean Gandini, Kim Huynh, Sakari Männistö, Owen Reynolds, Iñaki Sastre, Niels Seidel, Malte Steinmetz, Jon Udry, Kati Ylä-Hokkala Cameras by Mark Morreau and Graham Pettit