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A show about making shows. A reflection on entertainment.
In the 90’s Gandini Juggling made a series of experimental pieces with Choreographer Gill Clarke, which were then performed at Jackson’s Lane. For this commission they revisit those pieces with a show that is about itself - an elliptical reflection on their journey through entertainment, bursting with concepts and commentary about form, style and substance, dissecting the art and dwelling deeper into the anatomy of a show.

Featuring 6 jugglers and 3 dancers and returning once again to Jacksons Lane as part of their 40th birthday celebrations, this piece sees Gandini simultaneously looking back to the past, forward to the future, and trying to explain how to get from one to the other.

Complex juggling, text, ballet dancing, hammers, nudity, tables and a comedy sketch; all the ingredients for an entertaining and absurd evening at the theatre.


'Gandini Juggling’s new show meta is a glorious concoction of many of the ideas that the company have explored over the last 25 years.' Total Theatre

'The show is a risky as it is risqué'  The times ★★★


Artistic Director: Sean Gandini
Artistic Co Ordinator: Emma Lister
Lighting Designer: Guy Hoare
Jugglers: Sean Gandini, Christopher Patfield, Francesca Mari, Kati Ylä-Hokkala, Lynn Scott, Owen Reynolds
Dancers: Emma Lister, Erin O’Toole, Kate Byrne

Commissioned and produced in association with Jacksons Lane


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