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The Games We Play

Gandini Juggling (UK)

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Circus & Dance

The Games We Play is an absorbing mix of juggling, dance, and philosophy. Co-founders/directors Sean Gandini and Kati Ylä-Hokkala invite us to enter the joyous and complex world of juggling and choreography with this eye-opening user guide to their performance. It’s an animated self-portrait of a pioneering duo and their repertoire of more than 30 productions which have been staged over 6,000 times all around the world.

With The Games We Play, Sean and Kati invite you to enter their world of making and choreographing in a lecture that pretends to be a show (or is it a show that pretends to be a lecture?) presented by an esteemed duo who have unparalleled alchemy on and off stage.

The Games We Play
embarks on a journey through the idea of juggling with juggling. Sean and Kati delve into the foundations of the artform in a fun and playful way.

At its core, the work of Gandini Juggling is a celebratory exploration of juggling. What is juggling? What can it be? And also, what is art? What can art be? Each of their productions is an attempt at answering these questions in their own inimitable style.

★★★★ "An absorbing mix of juggling, dance and philosophy"
The Guardian
★★★★ “Gandini Juggling astound with their sharp moves”
The Review Hub

Age recommendation: 14+

The Games We Play - Trailer from Gandini Juggling on Vimeo.

Professional Development Workshop

VISUAL Theatre
Sat 8 June
10am-12pm

A development workshop for professional circus performers, led by Sean Gandini and Kati Ylä-Hokkala.

Tickets: €30

For workshop bookings, please contact info@carlowartsfestival.ie


Special offer for ISACS Members for show and workshop ticket


Show and workshop: €35
Show only: €10
Workshop only: €25

For workshop and ISACS Members bookings, please head to ISACS.ie for more information.

In partnership with

Directed and Performed by: Sean Gandini & Kati Ylä-Hokkala
Lighting Design: Guy Hoare
Sound Design: Sakari Männistö
Dramaturgy: Emma Lister
Production: Gandini Juggling

The piece quotes from previous Gandini Shows:
1993 nEither Either botH and Choreographed by Gill Clarke
2002 Stop Breaking my Balls Directed and Choreographed by JP Zaccarini and Gill Clarke

Commissioned by London International Mime Festival
With the support of Watermans Arts Centre

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