One of the world's most celebrated circus companies, the Gandinis have performed over 4,000 shows in 40 countries over the last decade. Combining dazzling technique with a love of performance and a sense of humour, their unique blend of manipulation, juggling and dance has been applied to all manner of subjects over the years. Whether messing with Mozart, mixing up numbers, dancing as lovers or tripping over tennis rackets, these guys are simply the best.
4 jugglers and 4 ballet dancers share a stage for the first time - 4 x 4 is a celebration of where these paths meet. Following the international success of their Pina Bausch-inspired sensation, Smashed, 4 x 4 revisits the Gandini's love affair with pure patterns and mathematics, creating delicate new architecture and taking us on fleeting journeys through time and space. A unique dialogue between jugglers and ballet dancers, 4 x 4 is directed by world renowned juggler Sean Gandini, choreographed by former Royal Ballet dancer Ludovic Ondiviela, with original composition Suspended op 69 by Vladimir Ashkenazy protege, Nimrod Borenstein, and performed live by exceptional young chamber ensemble Camerata Alma Viva. Running time: 60mins with no interval. Age guidance: 8+