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Smashed 2

This is Smashed. But not the one you know.
Indoor & Outdoor
80 apples, 9 performers, 4 crockery sets. This is Smashed. The dark of juggling revisited.

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 Ylä-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.

PRACTICAL

Setting: Indoor & Outdoor
Stage dimensions: 10m wide, 8m deep, 4m high
Suitable for: All age groups (outdoor) and 8+ (indoor)
Running Time: 30 minutes (outdoor) and 60 minutes (indoor)


WRAP-AROUND ACTIVITIES

We have a wide range of workshops available on demand. Workshops are aimed at professional jugglers, performers, and those that are new to the art form. 
We also offer post show discussions with the director of the company and the performers. Get in touch with the team to discuss ideas.