• 10,000
  • 10,000
  • 10,000


A Ghost of Merce Cunningham
This performance is, to date, the longest of Gandini Juggling’s works running at three hours. An ambitious performance, modelled explicitly on Merce Cunningham’s Events, it took its lead from Big (2000). 10,000’s starting premise was the idea of the performance lasting as long as it took the jugglers to count from 1 to 10,000. The performance space was arranged with the audience on all four sides, and the piece liberally quoted material from previous performances, as well as deconstructing this existing juggling material freely. This material would often be repeated and the work, as a whole, featured many shifts of ‘facing’ for the different jugglers. 10,000 featured a large number of guest jugglers, and was one of the last of the company’s collaborations with Gill Clarke. The sound score was mixed live by Ian Marchant.

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

The team

Director: Sean Gandini
Choreographer: Gill Clarke
Music by: Ian Marchant
Performers: Howie Bailey, Karen Bourre, Vincent Bruel, Iñaki Fernández Sastre, Sean Gandini, Sylvain Garnavault, Manu Laude, Samuli Männistö, Ian Marchant, Kristian Norwick, Owen Reynolds, Kati Ylä-Hokkala