Circus Arts | juggling
- Tour dates:
19.+20.1. Ghent BE Smells like Circus 28.1. Kufstein AT Circustage Kufstein 22.02. Waregem BE CC de Schakel 23.02. Brugge BE CC Brugge 24.02. Roeselaere BE CC de Spil 03.03. Ostende De Grote Post 06.03. Sint-Niklaas BE CC Sint-Niklaas BE 07.03. Geel BE Schouwburg De Werft 09.03. Pelt BE CC Palethe 13.03. Leuven BE 30 CC Schouwburg 14.03. Dilbeek BE CC Westrand 15.03. Zottegem BE CC Zottegem 20. - 24.03. Helsinki FI Bravo! Festival 20.04. Bondy FR Festival Rencontre des Jonglages 05.-08.06. Recklinghausen DE Ruhrfestspiele
Circus Arts | juggling
- Web: Rollercoaster
26.9.2023 Rollercoaster - on tour in Belgium 2024
It starts with 2 performances by Rollercoaster at the festival Smells like Circus in Ghent ... and that's just the start of a tour through Belgium with 11 more shows and 2 school performances between the end of February and mid-March. All tour dates can be found here.
UK / SE / US
Ultra-modern, pop-punk juggling by Wes Peden
Surrounded by huge inflatable blue structures and accompanied by electro beats composed of distorted rollercoaster sounds, Wes Peden performs original tricks inspired by rollercoasters and their high-tech seatbelts. A spinning plate ceremony becomes a celebration of the great rides of the past; an epic 3 ball disco juggling evokes the evolution of rollercoasters; a 4-meter transparent tube turns into a path around Wes’ body to make balls flow through loops, helixes, and corkscrews.
Rollercoaster is a show about the desire for freedom, joy, and security. Rollercoasters are the inspiration for both the juggling material that will be made for the show as well as the choreographic ideas and theatrical framings that will be used. Wes have always felt a connection between creating juggling tricks and rollercoaster design as they both use gravity, momentum, and compose intricate pathways.
Rollercoaster twists theatrical rules to create a safe space place to perform some of the most difficult and unique juggling ever done on stage!
With Rollercoaster Gandini Juggling continues a successful model of collaboration which was started with ZEBRA.
Formed in 1992 by world-renowned jugglers Sean Gandini and Kati Ylä-Hokkala, Gandini Juggling continues to be at the vanguard of contemporary circus, reinventing and reinvigorating juggling for the 21. century.
Direction + Performance
Original music by Mika Forsling
inflatable structures by Félix Chameroy
Vilhelm Montán Lindberg, Joel Johansson, Zoe Hunn
Florence Schroeder, Viktor Gyllenberg
Light- + Soundoperator
Admin + Touring
min 7,5 x 6,5 m
height min 5,5 m
frontal / Black box / Wings
black dance floor / Marley
ca 8 - 10 hours
LIght + Sound + technicians
floor is laid and lights are hung at arrival of artist
60 minutes (without interval)
Team on tour
2 - 3 people
recorded text sequences are available in many languages
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