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The dark art of juggling revisited.
Indoor & Outdoor
9 performers, 80 ORANGES, 7 WATERMELONS. This is Smashed2. 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.

Smashed2 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, directors 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, Smashed2 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.


"The smiles keep coming as Smashed2 explores temptation, conflict, lost love and - juiciestof all -revengewith the men alwavs on the receiving end."Dancing Times

"Smashed2 is brilliant, exciting and entertaining." Recklinghäuser Zeitung


Setting: Indoor & Outdoor
Stage dimensions: 10m wide, 8m deep, 4m high
Suitable for: 8+
Running Time: 30 minutes (outdoor) and 52 minutes (indoor)


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.