Smashed 2

Category: Show Related artist: Gandini Juggling

This is Smashed. But not the one you know.

In Smashed, the manipulation of the forbidden fruit took a sagacious look at the strained relations between seven men and two women, kindly flaying traditional juggling and contemporary circus.

Smashed 2 is the dark art of juggling revisited. Turning the tables on one of the most celebrated contemporary circus pieces of the last decade. 7 women and 2 men. This is a tale of retribution. This is the same but different.

Inspired by the work of the great choreographer, Pina Bausch, director Sean Gandini and Kati Yla╠ł-Hokkala have 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 2 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: 2020
  • Length: 30 minutes
  • 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: 9
  • Workshops available: Yes
  • Scale: Medium scale
  • Capacity: 500-2000
  • Availability: Has touring availability
  • Language: Non-text based
  • Audience type: All audiences, all ages