Gandini Juggling — Smashed: Special Edition

9 & 10 Jan

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The Peacock

Peacock Theatre, Portugal Street, Holborn, WC2A 2HT

 

The forbidden fruit gets its comeuppance in Gandini Juggling’s cult-hit show Smashed. In this special edition, created for the 40th anniversary of the London International Mime Festival, 17 performers challenge all preconceptions of juggling as they disrupt the carefully created constellations of flying fruit, and instead celebrate the ‘drop’ as the apples come tumbling down, and with them, the rigid conventions of etiquette, dress and body language.

Inspired by the work of Pina Bausch, with guidance from her long-time leading dancer and choreographer, Dominique Mercy, this funny and thrilling work explores conflict, tense relationships, lost love, and afternoon tea on an even grander scale than the original, with live music, more jugglers and hundreds of apples.

★★★★ "Glorious. When it comes to juggling, the Gandinis pip everyone else"
THE GUARDIAN

Part of London International Mime Festival 2017

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The Peacock

Peacock Theatre, Portugal Street, Holborn, WC2A 2HT