8 Songs

A series of choreographed juggling vignettes set to 8 classic rock and roll songs. A tribute to the mythical landscape of popular music.  From Dylan’s stream of consciousness realms to the Velvet Underground’s troubling landscapes, from David Bowie’s soulful escapades to the rocking Rolling Stone’s anthemic joy de vivre.


Photograph by Alice Allart

8 Songs is commissioned by the Without Walls consortium and  will perform at some of the festivals members this coming season 2015, more details to be announced soon.

In 8 Songs the Gandini’s return to their outdoor roots. A raw and surreal piece, sexy and skilful.

Each song will have its own atmosphere, its own micro universe. The piece will build crescendo style from solos and duets to a full cast finale. Meanings will be alluded to, with semi-literal references to the songs themselves.

Complex patterns will relate the orbits of the coloured objects to each other but the real raison d’être will be the music. The raw and elating power of rock and roll.

8 Songs _ Credits-StefanoDiMarcoHD

Photo by Stefano Di Marco


Commissioned by Without Walls, Ageas Salisbury International Arts Festival and Greenwich+Docklands International Festival