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  • GandiniJuggling:4x4:EphemeralArchitecturesPress,ReviewsandCopy

    Credit:PhotographybyAsh

    THECOMPANY:GandiniJuggling

    Formedin1992byworldrenownedjugglersSeanGandiniandKatiYlHokkala,GandiniJugglingcontinuetobeatthevanguardofcontemporarycircus,reinventingandreinvigoratingjugglingforthe21stcentury.Gandinicelebratesjugglinginallitsfacets,exploringnotjustwhatjugglingis,butwhatjugglingcanbe. Ferociouslyprolific,Gandiniareconstantlycreatingnewworkthatrangesfromedgyvisualartexperimentstofamilyfriendlyentertainmentfromnarrativeinfuseddanceescapadestohumorousshenanigans.Aneverevolvingensembleofvirtuosicjugglingperformers,producingeverythingfromelegantduetsto20strongchoralpieces.

    THESHOW:4x4(118words)Tracingpathwaysinspace,4jugglersand4balletdancersshareastageforthefirsttime

    4x4isacelebrationofwherethesepathsmeet.ThisseasonseesthesensationalGandiniJugglingreturningtoitsloveaffairwithpurepatternsandmathematicswith4x4.Followingtheinternationalsuccessof

  • Smashed,thisnewworktakesusonfleetingjourneysthroughtimeandspaceinauniquedialoguebetweenjugglersandballetdancers.COLLABORATORS:DirectedbyworldrenownedjugglerSeanGandini,choreographedbyRoyalBalletdancerLudovicOndiviela,withoriginalcompositionSuspendedopus69byNimrodBorensteinandperformedlivebyexceptionalyoungchamberensembleCamerataAlmaViva.IncrediblelightingdesignbyGuyHoarecompletesthissensationalcrossartformexperience.

    ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS:4x4isacoproductionbetweenGandiniJuggling,NationalCentreforCircusArts,Lighthouse,PooleandLaBreche,PlenationaldesArtsduCirquedeBasseNormandie/CherbourgOcteville. 4x4issupportedbyTheRoyalBalletStudioProgramme,ArtsCouncilEngland,AgitCirk,ShoreditchTownHallandJacksonsLane.LOGOS:Wherepossible,pleaseusethelogos: https://www.dropbox.com/home/4x4%20EXTERNAL%202015/9.%20SUPPORTER%20LOGOS

    IMAGES&CREDITS:Pleasechoosefromtheselectionbelow.https://www.dropbox.com/home/4x4%20EXTERNAL%202015/5.%20PHOTOS%20%2B%20IMAGESEarlyProductionPhotos:JaneHobson,editedbyPaulSilver ScreenGrabs:AmelieCohendet RehearsalPhotos:DanPickard

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  • REVIEWS:Title:4x4review:Gandiniturnjugglingintoajawdroppinggameofchess.Publication&date:TheGuardian,14January2015Author:LynnGardner

    ASHOWOFELEGANT,WISTFULBEAUTYTheGuardian

    4x4turnsalllifeintoadanceonethatisphysical,cerebralandverymuchaural.There are times in this show directed by Sean Gandini and choreographed by Ludovic Ondiviela when its hard to see where the limbs stop and the clubs begin, or where the arc of a ball becomes extended by the arm of a dancer. Sometimes the dancers cling to the jugglers, sometimes they seem like an extension of thought itself at others they wheedle andneedle.This is a show of elegant, wistful beauty, in which the spatial becomes something you can almost reach out and touch. At times it feels like a game of chess. Like much of Gandinis work, it has a cool gaze but never a cold heart, while it obsessively and wittily looks for the meaningoflifeinthemathematicalpatternsofbodiesandsound.

    Title:4x4EphemeralArchitectureLinburyStudioTheatre,RoyalOperaHouse

    Publication&date:EverythingTheatre,16thJanuary2015Author:DonCalogero

    APHENOMENALDISPLAYEverythingTheatre

    This show is not your ordinary set of street juggling. This is what you get when you fuse art forms so different that they shouldnt really rub elbows on stage together, whilst at the same time trying to explain order and perfection to mathematical rules. It all starts with the jugglers warming up their balls, rolling out the mathematical rules that will accompany the rest of the performance. A hypnotizing melody follows the steps of the ballet dancers, cheekilygainingpositionsfrombehind.Soon we are transported to a dimension of architectural symmetry were everything seems to be related yet all remains singular. And as the ballet dancers become jugglers and the lights start dancing with the music, I just lean back and smile. What a pleasure for the senses. And the witty finale adds a bit of variety to an engaging but otherwise inevitably repetitivepattern.

    http://www.theguardian.com/stage/2015/jan/14/4x4-review-gandini-jugglinghttp://everything-theatre.co.uk/2015/01/4-x-4-ephemeral-architecture-linbury-studio-theatre-royal-opera-house.html

  • Title: 4x4,LinburyStudio,LondonreviewPublication&date:FinancialTimes,14thJanuary2015Author:LouiseLevene

    ASPLENDIDBLENDOFTALENTSIMBUEDWITHBOTHELEGANCEANDWIT

    TheTimesNimrodBorensteinscommissionedscore(playedlivebyaquintetfromtheCamerataAlmaViva)wasagileandatmosphericandMariaGrozovasnononsensecostumesjeansforthejugglers,nattyleotardsforthedancerskeptthefocusonhandsandbodies.BestofallwasGuyHoareslighting,whichnotonlysculptedanddramatisedthebarestagebutjoinedinthemathematicalargument,patterningthefloorwithlinesandchequerboards.JugglinginvolvesagreatdealmorethanhandsandeyesandtheGandinifoursomemeldedsurprisinglywellwiththeballettrainedbodies,notablyintheduetinwhichSakariMnnistjuggleswithnervelessinsouciancewhilesupportingKateByrnewithhisfreehand.

    Title: GandiniJuggling:4X4EphemeralArchitecturesreviewPublication&date:TheStage,15thJanuary2015Author:LouiseLevene

    ACLEVER,COOLANDWONDEROUSSHOWTHATGIVESDELIGHT

    TheStageAstheeightperformersweaveintricatephysicalpatternsviatheirrespectiveskills,itishardtotellwherejugglingendsanddancingbegins.Thefourdancerstwomen,twowomanperforminandaroundthefourjugglersditto,duckingandweavingasballs,clubsandringsflyaroundthem.Astheyformgroups,meshinglikecogsinalivingmachine,beforesplittingapartlikeatoms,theyaccompanytheiractivitywithmantras,questions,squeaksandhuffsorjustplainnonsense.Backedbyastringquintet,whoseminimalistsoundcurlsthroughtheleapingbodiesandflyingballs,theyevolveintoahybridorganismthroughacrossinfectionoftalentsthejugglersdanceandthedancersjuggle.Thereisapleasingsymmetrythroughout.Thisisaclever,coolandwondrousshowthatgivesdelightandhurtsnot.

    https://www.thestage.co.uk/reviews/2015/gandini-juggling-4x4-ephemeral-architectures-7/

  • 4x4CREATIVETEAM:SHORTBIOGRAPHIES:

    ARTISTICDIRECTORS:

    SeanGandiniAsachildgrowingupinHavana,SeanwasfascinatedbyMagicandMathematics.Inthe1980s,hewasaregularperformerinLondon'sCoventGardenandtouredwithvarioustheatregroups.Sincethen,Seanhasspentthelast25yearsresearchingandcontributingtoallaspectsofjugglingheisaprolificcreatorandhisworkalsoextendstochoreographyanddirecting.WithGandiniJuggling,Seanhasperformedinover2,500showsfromartgalleriestopalacesstreetcornerstostadiums.Healsoregularlyteachesinmanyoftheworld'sleadingCircusSchools.KatiYlHokkalaKatiisoneofhergeneration'siconicjugglers.Renownedasoneoftheleadinginnovatorsindance/juggling,herabilitytocombinemovementandextremelycomplexcoordinationissecondtonone.Aformerrhythmicgymnast,Kati'sjugglinghasauniquecalmprecisionwhichcomesfrom25yearsofthrowingwhilststandingononeleg.Inrecentyearsshehascodirectedmanyofthecompany'spieces.CHOREOGRAPHER:LudovicOndivielaLudovicisaFirstArtistwiththeRoyalBalletandhasbeengivenaveryrareyearofsabbaticaltoexplorechoreographyduetohisexemplarytalent.LudohasrecentlybeencommissionedbytheRoyalBallettocreatefulllengthwork'Cassandra'forTheLinburyStudio.Ludowasintegraltothefirstphasesof'4x4'andhecontinueshisroleaschoreographertorealisetheproduction. COMPOSER:NimrodBornesteinNimrodwasrecentlymadeanAssociateoftheRoyalAcademyofMusic,hiscompositionsgainingaworldwidereputation.Nimrod'swiderangingcatalogueincludesvocalandorchestralmusicaswellassoloinstrumentspiecesandchambermusic.Hisworksarebecomingpartoftherepertoireofmanyensemblesandorchestras.ThiswillbethefirsttimethatNimrodworkswithGandini,composingforthestringquartetplayedbyCamerataAlmaViva.

  • MUSICANS:CamerataAlmaVivaCharlotteMaclet,directorofCAV,playsascoleaderofboththeBBCScottishSymphonyandoftheCityofBirminghamSymphonyOrchestra.Charlotteleadsemergingstringorchestra,CamerataAlmaViva,fromtheviolin.Thegrouphasdevelopeditsownsound,philosophyandidentityhavingbecomeoneoftheonlyUKbasedstringensembleofyoungmusiciansallintheirfirstyearsofenteringtheprofession.'4x4'givesthisyoungcompanytheirfirstopportunitytoplaywithinatheatricalcontext.Quotesfromthecreativeteamabouttheprocess:The4x4teamarecreatinginnovativeworkwhichenhancestraditionalaudienceexperiences,providingfurtheropportunitiesforcrosssectorcollaboration:Thereisanunexpectedbalanceandbeautybetweenthetwoartformsthefactthattheyarearchetypallyconsideredinsuchdifferentwaysaddstothecreativechemistry.AfteryearsofworkinginthecontemporaryworldtheBalletworldcomeswithafascinatingnewsetoftools,toolswecanlearnfrom. SeanGandiniByinvitingLudo(choreographer)andNimrod(composer)intohisartisticprocess,Seaniscreatingopportunitiestoteach,andlearnfrom,otherprofessionals:Themostinterestingpartoftheworksofaristheplacewheretheartformsseepintoeachothertheshadowsoneartformcastsontheother. LudovicOndiviela"Consideringmusicwiththevisualelementsisnewtomeit'sanopeninvitationtoinnovation."NimrodBorenstein Followtheselinksforfurtherinformation:GandiniJugglinghttp://gandinijuggling.com/LudovicOndivielahttp://www.roh.org.uk/people/ludovicondivielaNimrodBorensteinhttp://www.puskasinternational.com/artists/#/nimrodborenstein/CamerataAlmaVivahttp://www.puskasinternational.com/artists/#/camerataalmaviva/IfyouneedanyfurtherinformationpleasecontacttheUKoffice:

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