• 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 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: Ephemeral Architectures 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.

ARTIstic Collaborators

Directed by Sean Gandini. 
Choreographed by Royal Ballet dancer Ludovic Ondiviela. 
With original composition ‘Suspended opus 69’ by Nimrod Borenstein and performed live by chamber ensemble Camerata Alma Viva.
Lighting design by Guy Hoare.

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


A show of elegant, wistful beauty ★★★★ The Guardian
A phenomenal display ★★★★ Everything Theatre
A splendid blend of talents imbued with both elegance and wi★★★★ The Times
A Clever, cool and wondrous show that gives delight ★★★★ The Stage


The show exists in 3 version: recorded music, with 5 musician, with a 16-piece orchestra
Setting: Indoor
Suitable for: 8+
Running Time: 65 minutes
Stage dimensions: 12m deep, 11m wide, 7m high


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.


Arts Council England, Royal Opera House London, National Centre for Circus Arts, Jacksons Lane, La Brèche, Agit Cirk, PRS for music foundation.