Formed in 1992 by world-renowned jugglers Sean Gandini and Kati Ylä-Hokkala, Gandini Juggling is at the vanguard of contemporary circus, reinventing and reinvigorating juggling for the 21st century.
Gandini Juggling celebrates juggling in all its facets. Made up of an ever-evolving ensemble of virtuosic jugglers, they regularly expand to include up to 20 performers for specially commissioned events and performances.
They are constantly creating new works, which range from radical art/juggling fusions to accessible theatrical performances, from choreographic studies to commercially commissioned routines.
Gandini Juggling have performed over 5,000 shows in 50 countries and they continue to perform at many of the world’s most prestigious festivals and venues throughout the world. These venues range from contemporary French art galleries to German opera houses, from theatres in Lebanon to tents in Argentina. Closer to home the Gandinis can be seen performing at the UK’s major outdoor festivals and venues including the Royal Opera House and the National Theatre.
Initially teaming up with pioneering and influential dance artist and choreographer Gill Clarke, Gandini Juggling continue to collaborate with a wide range of cultural leaders. The Gandinis are influenced by a range of disciplines including composers, ballet choreographers, fashion designers, computer programmers, sound designers, set makers and mathematicians. They have spent several seasons working with symphony orchestras, choreographing juggling patterns to canonical classical works and have had music specially composed for them by Tom Johnson and Nimrod Borenstein.
The Gandinis are very much in demand at leading circus schools, teaching workshops, creating performances and supporting the next generation of circus artists.
30 productions and 23 years later, Gandini Juggling are still creating some of the most vibrant and challenging performance pieces in the world.