• n’Either eiTher Both aNd
  • n’Either eiTher Both aNd
  • n’Either eiTher Both aNd
  • n’Either eiTher Both aNd

n’Either eiTher Both aNd

A yearning for a new aesthetic
1993
Gandini Juggling’s first performance nEither Either botH and was a bold and controversial attempt to re-vision what juggling might be, both by rejecting traditional approaches to juggling and by searching for juggling’s ‘zero point’.

It started life as a short experiment that had emerged from Sean Gandini and Kati Ylä-Hokkala’s regular workshops with contemporary-dance choreographer Gill Clarke. From this initial work, nEither Either botH and was developed over the course of a year featuring, alongside Gandini and Ylä-Hokkala, juggler-mathematician Mike Day and dancer-aerialist Lindsey Butcher. In the process of shaping the work, these artists developed the piece through several versions and performed it variously under the titles of Oxbow Lakes and Homage to Pi.

The music for nEither Either botH and was initially provided by Merlin Shepherd, with Suzanne Parke reading texts by John Cage live. The musician Steve Williams subsequently joined the company for later versions of the work, adding a layer of electronics to the score that mixed with Parke’s text.

(orginal text from Juggling Trajectories, Gandini Juggling 1991 – 2015 by Thomas J M Wilson - link to shop)


VIDEO

Full length video of nEither Either botH and:


Mike Day solo from n’Either Either botH and:


THE TEAM

Choreographed by Gill Clarke.
Music by Steve Williams with texts read by Suzanne Parke.
Performers: Sean Gandini, Kati Ylä-Hokkla, Mike Day, Lyndsey Butcher.