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Smashed (Outdoors) expired Free

Posted by: Circus250
Posted on: May 22, 2018
Category: Other Events
Type: In Person
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Smashed: 9 jugglers, 80 apples, 4 crockery sets. A sensational mix of skills and theatricality inspired by the work of Pina Bausch. A series of nostalgic filmic scenes exploring conflict, tense relationships, lost love and quaint afternoon tea…

In Smashed, the manipulation of the forbidden fruit takes a sagacious look at the strained relations between seven men and two women, kindly flaying traditional juggling and contemporary circus.

Premiered at the National Theatre’s Watch this Space festival in 2010, Smashed is an hour-long piece involving nine skilled jugglers, 100 red apples and a soundtrack featuring popular songs ranging from Tammy Wynette to Music Hall and Bach. A series of nostalgic filmic scenes explore conflict, tense relationships, lost love, and afternoon tea. Inspired by the work of the great choreographer, Pina Bausch, director Sean Gandini and Kati Ylä-Hokkala has borrowed elements of her gestural choreography and combined them with the intricate patterns and cascades of solo and ensemble juggling. Simultaneously evoking great pleasure and small disquiet, Smashed lightly disrupts the rigid conventions of etiquette, dress and body language. The result is a new hybrid of juggling which is performed with meticulous unison and split-second timing. This funny, inventive and characterful work is akin to dance theatre and will challenge your perception of contemporary juggling.
Date: July 08, 2018
12:00 am
Timezone: Greenwich Mean Time (Lisbon, London)
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Location: Mouth of Tyne Festival
Tynemouth
Tynemouth
United Kingdom

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