“4 x 4: Ephemeral Architectures”
Gandini Juggling’s Pina Bausch-inspired Smashed, a Herald Angel award
winner, was one of the hits of the 2013 Edinburgh Fringe. In 2015, the
company returns with its latest work, 4 x 4: Ephemeral Architectures, a
dazzling mix of juggling and classical ballet.
4 x 4: Ephemeral Architectures sees four of Gandini Juggling’s extraordinary elite jugglers joined by four classical dancers – including Erin O’Toole from Cumbernauld. In spectacular fashion, they explore the company’s love affair with patterns and rhythm in an elegant and entertaining show full of fleeting steps and flying objects.
4 x 4 has a team of high quality collaborators. The score is by Nimrod Borenstein, a protégé of Vladimir Ashkenazy, whose composition for string quintet, Suspended opus 69, will be played live from 24 to 30 August. Choreography is by former Royal Ballet First Artist Ludovic Ondiviela and atmospheric lighting by Guy Hoare.
The show is directed by the company’s co-founder and artistic director, Sean Gandini, who set up Gandini Juggling with his wife, world renowned juggler Kati Ylä-Hokkala. The pair met when they were both outdoor performers at London’s Covent Garden market. They set up Gandini Juggling in 1992 to reinvent and reinvigorate juggling for the 21st century. Over 25 years, Sean and Kati have performed in over 2,500 shows in 50 countries. Gandini Juggling first performed in Edinburgh in 1993 with nEither eiTher Both aNd which received very good reviews and effectively launched the company internationally.
4 x 4: Ephemeral Architectures’ dancers are Kieran Stoneley, Kate Byrne, Erin O’Toole and Joe Bishop. The jugglers are Kim Huynh, Sakari Männistö, Owen Reynolds and Kati Ylä-Hokkala.
Venue: Assembly George Square Theatre, Edinburgh EH8 9LH
Dates: Previews: 5-7 August, 8–11 August, 13–17 August, 19–24 August,
Tickets: Previews 5, 6, 7 August £10; 8, 9, 13, 17, 19, 20, 24, 26 August £14 (£12 concessions);
10, 11, 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23, 27, 28, 29 30 August £16 (£14 concessions)
Box office: 0131 623 3030 /
4 x 4: Ephemeral Architectures will also be part of the British Council’s
Edinburgh Showcase from 24 to 29 August, one of 30 shows selected
from 250 applications to showcase the diverse work currently being
created in the UK.
For more info: gandinijuggling.com