Gandini Juggling & Alexander Whitley


After winning over the Montréal audience with Smashed (2013) and 4x4 Ephemeral architectures (2016), the refined artists of Gandini Juggling return to the Festival!

The show, in collaboration with superlative choreographer Alexander Whitley, is the eagerly anticipated final part of a trilogy of dialogues between sophisticated juggling and dance languages. A joyous celebration where juggling and contemporary dance unite, brilliantly mixes danced movements, sharp and precise, to balls and rings. Spring, a highly refined artful experience, is a succession of impressions completed by deconstructed beats and clever lighting which accentuate the virtuosity of the performers.

In a fascinating exploration of colour, the stage is at times flooded in red, yellow or blue, and the rings change colour like magic, to the audience’s enjoyment. It’s graceful, intelligent—and there’s no shortage of the English people’s typical offbeat humour.


Gandini Juggling

Gandini Juggling have for over two decades been one of the worlds most prolific and adventurous circus companies. Founded with the aim of fusing Juggling and dance, they have pushed the artistic and technical boundaries of juggling, resulting in performances that delight, astound, and defy easy categorisation.

This virtuosic approach to their discipline has led to numerous collaborations across the arts, and has resulted in the company performing over 5000 shows in 50 countries around the world.

“Spring with Gandini Juggling, a true delight”

Le journal du Gers

“Gandini Juggling and Alexander Whitley’s collaboration is full of simple pleasures and intricate skill”

The Guardian

“Spring is a total theatre, where the artforms of dance, juggling, light design, and music weave and bob their way in and out of each other.”

Total Theatre