• 4×4 Ephemeral Architectures
  • 4×4 Ephemeral Architectures
  • 4×4 Ephemeral Architectures
  • 4×4 Ephemeral Architectures
  • 4×4 Ephemeral Architectures
  • 4×4 Ephemeral Architectures
  • 4×4 Ephemeral Architectures

4 x 4 Ephemeral Architectures

A collaboration between two worlds; ballet and juggling.
19th & 20th December, Scène Nationale du Sud Aquitaine, Bayonne, Fr

30th & 31st December, Lörrach, D 19th January, Bangor, Pontio, UK

Tracing pathways in space, four jugglers and four ballet dancers share a stage for the first time.

Both these formalised systems are ephemeral journeys through time and space, leaving an unseen trace, like an imaginary architecture. 4 x 4 is a celebration of where these paths meet. This seasons sees the sensational Gandini Juggling returning to its love affair with pure patterns and mathematics with 4x4. Following the international success of Smashed, this new work takes us on fleeting journeys through time and space in a unique dialogue between jugglers and ballet dancers.

4x4: Ephemeral Architects premiered at the 2015 London International Mime Festival at the Royal Opera House, where it received rave reviews:

‘A SHOW OF ELEGANT, WISTFUL BEAUTY’
★★★★ The Guardian

‘A PHENOMENAL DISPLAY’
★★★★ Everything Theatre

‘A SPLENDID BLEND OF TALENTS IMBUED WITH BOTH ELEGANCE AND WIT’
★★★★ The Times

‘A clever, cool and wondrous show that gives delight’
★★★★ The Stage

Directed by world renowned juggler Sean Gandini, choreographed by Royal Ballet dancer Ludovic Ondiviela, with original composition ‘Suspended opus 69’ by Nimrod Borenstein and performed live by exceptional young chamber
ensemble Camerata Alma Viva. Incredible lighting design by Guy Hoars completes this sensational cross-art form experience.

Following on from the success of the London premiere, 4x4 has been on tour around the UK throughout 2015, as well as selected international dates. For more reviews, copy and press information please click here

4 x 4 was shortlisted by the British Council at the Edinburgh Showcase 2015. Please click here for more info. 

Nimrod Borenstein's score to 4 x 4 Ephemeral Architectures now available here

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