Gandini Juggling, Spring
60 minutes with no intermission. There will be a talkback following the show on Saturday the 14th.
This performance will be held at the Alexander Kasser Theater.
THE NEW YORKER
Gandini Juggling, November 12 | 13 | 14 | 15. The people responsible for the attention-getting juggling in the recent Metropolitan Opera production of Philip Glass’s “Akhnaten” return to Peak Performances in Montclair, New Jersey, for the second year in a row. “Spring,” choreographed by Alexander Whitley, with a jumpy strings-meet-electronics score by Gabriel Prokofiev, is a pure-form collaboration between six businesslike jugglers and four contemporary dancers. In jokey interludes, the performers address the audience on the topic of color, and, throughout the hour-long show, Guy Hoare’s lighting illuminates all the meticulously tossed and caught balls, rings, and Indian clubs in many hues. - Brian Seibert
TICKETS | MSU students attend for free with their ID
Immediately following Thursday's performance, Gandini Juggling co-founders Sean Gandini and Kati Ylä-Hokkala will offer a light-hearted free introduction to juggling on the Kasser stage. The dynamic pair will deconstruct the art form's key patterns and demonstrate how the virtuosic company plays with notation.
The avant-garde virtuosos of Gandini Juggling create breathtaking productions that mesmerize audiences of all ages. Back by popular demand following the success of last year’s Smashed, the company collaborates with British choreographer Alexander Whitley in Spring. “Joyous, exhilarating and transporting” (Culture Whisper), this production interweaves five virtuoso jugglers with four contemporary dancers in a kaleidoscopic dreamscape including an immersive score by Gabriel Prokofiev. Visually arresting, colorful, and bursting with rhythm and pattern, Spring is a refreshing and entertaining production at the vanguard of contemporary circus.