Gandini Juggling are recruiting for a Producer!

by Christophe Chaumanet

by Christophe Chaumanet

We are on the search for a brilliant, energetic and experienced PRODUCER to join the management team at this particularly exciting team

FREELANCE POSITION
BASED IN EAST LONDON
£120-£135 day rate (depending on experience) for an 8 hour day

3 days a week or 24 hours spread throughout the week by mutual agreement
Fixed term 10 month contract Jan – Nov 2015 inclusive with possibility of extension 

Working alongside world-renowned jugglers and Co-Directors, Sean Gandini and Kati Ylä-Hokkala, the Producer will develop brand new projects as well as producing established pieces of work to tour nationally and internationally.

The Producer is a pivotal role, leading on the company’s organisational strategy to realise the artistic vision of the Co-Directors and planning and managing the delivery of Gandini’s artistic programme.

Having just been successful in securing project funding to realise and tour our new show
4 x 4, this is an incredibly exciting time to be part of this dynamic and pioneering company. 2015 is set to be our most demanding, and thrilling, year yet – we are looking for a committed and ambitious Producer to join us at our next stage in the adventure. 

To apply, please send your CV and a cover letter (each of no more than 2 sides), detailing why you are interested in the position and how you meet the person specification.
Please provide specific examples.

Deadline for applications is 9am on Monday 24 November 2014.

Email applications to info@gandinijuggling.com placing ‘Producer Application’ in the subject box or by post to:
Gandini Juggling, 14 Dehavilland Studios, 20 Theydon Road, London E5 9NY

For more details, including a full job description, person specification and background on the company, please refer to the Application Pack and Organisational Chart.

IMPORTANT DATES
Mon 24 Nov at 9am:
Deadline for receiving applications
Wed 26 Nov: Invitations to interview will be sent
Mon 1 Dec: First Interviews
W/c 8 Dec: Second Interviews:
Please specify your availability w/c 8 December in your cover letter / email
W/c 5 Jan: Handover days to be scheduled
Mon 12 Jan: Start date

If, after reading the application pack and our website www. gandinijuggling.com, you have any further queries or would like to know more about the company, please contact sophie@gandinijuggling.com / 020 8442 4989.
Please note: Sophie’s office days are Monday, Tuesday and Thursday

 We look forward to receiving you application and wish you the best of luck! 

Auditions for Male Ballet Dancers

Dan Pickard

Dan Pickard

AUDITION NOTICE:
Paid opportunity to collaborate with world-renowned juggling and movement company, Gandini Juggling, and The Royal Ballet Studio Programme.
We are looking for 2 male ballet dancers to join the creative team for rehearsals leading up to a 60 minute production of 4 x 4 Ephemeral Architectures.  The project is choreographed by Royal Ballet Dancer Ludovic Ondiviela

This may involve some international travel. 

During the past 20 years, the Gandinis have performed over 5,000 shows in 40 countries and are in constant worldwide demand for their virtuoso juggling and breathtaking choreography.
Led by Artistic Directors Sean Gandini and Kati Ylä-Hokkala, Gandini Juggling are regarded as leading innovators in dance/juggling having created numerous critically acclaimed shows including Smashed; currently playing at Udderbelly Festival at Southbank Centre.

‘4 x 4’ is a collaboration between two worlds; Ballet and Juggling.

The Artistic Directors are looking for 2 male Dancers to participate in rehearsals and performances of ‘4×4’.
Dancers should:

  • Be aged 18+
  • Have strong Ballet Technique.
  • Be comfortable speaking and be willing to use their voice
  • Be comfortable working in a contemporary theatre environment.
  • Be available for the rehearsal dates listed below.

Rehearsals and Performances will be (all dates will be paid above Equity minimum):

  • June 16th – 20th and 23rd – 27th
  • July 14th – 19th
  • August 4th – 10th
  • September 1st – 17th
  • November  17th – 30th
  • Late December (around performers availability)
  • January5th to 20th (UK PREVIEWS AND PERFORMANCES)
  • March 25th – 28th tbc (FRENCH PREMIERE)

AUDITIONS:

Monday 19th May 2014 // 2pm – 6pm
STD2 Dance Studios, 346 Old Street, London EC1V 9NQ

For further details and to register for the audition, please forward your CV and headshot to: auditions@gandinijuggling.com

Trailer for the initial research

 

Nightclubs is the perfect addition to a corporate event

Originally commissioned for the National Theatre Watch This Space programme in 2009, Nightclubs is a modular piece adapted to a particular space or stage.

Nightclubs digs into the vast Gandini repertoire and includes many of the favourite pieces. It frequently finishes with our illuminated juggling pieces and includes pieces with balls, clubs, rings and big balls. It is accompanied by original music.      

This is an ideal companion piece to Smashed and/or Clowns and Queens. 

For further information, please download the Nightclubs Info Pack

CLØWNS & QUEENS is available for touring

CLØWNS & QUEENS is co-produced by La brèche, Agit Cirk, Cirque Jules Verne and Lighthouse Poole as part of PASS – The Circus Channel

The beauty of circus lies in unfathomable places.

CLØWNS & QUEENS is dirty circus. Clown eroticism. Humiliation as entertainment. Pre-raphaelite hoola hooping. Horizontal juggling.

Somewhere between Circus and performance art, the Gandinis’ new work is a departure. This is juggling disrobed, unthroned.
Away from their usual mathematical obsessions, this universe is about the juggler’s body, about the juggler’s perversity.
With echoes of Stanley Kubrick, Federico Fellini and stunning costumes by fashion designer Gemma Banks this is a brave show for brave audiences.
“…the risk pays off: it is in the intersection between circus, dance and madness that the most exciting living theatre comes alive.”
[TRANSLATED FROM] Libération, March 2013

For further information about the show, please download The CLØWNS & QUEENS Info Pack

For booking enquiries, please click here

Smashed is going to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival!

Gandini will be juggling apples and breaking teapots for a whole month at this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Smashed is part of the British Council Edinburgh Showcase 2013 (19-24 August) and has also been recommended under The Guardian Critics’ Picks.

Check out the early articles  from The List and Ed Fest Mag

You can book tickets online or call +44 (0)131 226 0000
2 for 1 tickets
 on Mon 5 and Tues 6 via the Assembly Box Office
Half Price tickets on Wed 7 and Thurs 8 via Edfestcom
We will also be giving away a free pair of tickets for Monday 19 August, keep your eye on The List website for further details.

Follow us @gandinijuggling to keep up to date #smashedjuggling #Edfringe and follow our Smashed blog

Smashed has received generous support over the years from the audiences as well as the following funders. Smashed was originally commissioned as a short outdoor piece for the Watch This Space Festival at the National Theatre in 2010. Additional funding for this rework was received from the Arts Council England and La Brèche Centre for the Circus Arts to create the theatre version touring today.

Smashed at Ed Fringe

SMASHED National Tour 2014 Announced

Hot off the heels of our London run at Udderbelly Festival, the Gandini Juggling team are embarking on our first UK tour of SMASHED starting this May. 
Details of all 10 fantastic venues can be found below. Please contact the venue for further information about the workshops. 
Where will you catch it?

The SMASHED UK tour is generously supported using public funding by Arts Council England

The SMASHED UK tour is generously supported using public funding by Arts Council England

FREE Gandini juggling lesson and FREE ticket to see SMASHED!

Smashed - Gandini Juggling

To celebrate the opening of SMASHED as one of the headline acts at the Udderbelly Festival at Southbank Centre this month, we are holding a FREE, one-off, juggling lesson.
PLUS – anyone that comes to the lesson can claim a FREE ticket to see SMASHED*!

DETAILS:
Tuesday 22nd April at 4pm
Meet outside the London Eye, Southbank
To reserve your space and claim your free ticket* email info@chloenelkinconsulting.com
Don’t forget to bring apples!

No experience necessary – the lesson is suitable for all the family.
*Free tickets are subject to availability for shows on Tues 22 – Thurs 24 April – THERE ARE TICKETS AVAILABLE SO CLAIM YOUR SPACE NOW! 

Please share with anyone you know who would like to pick up some new tricks. This is a rare opportunity to be taught by the masters of juggling.
And whilst you are there, don’t forget to buy tickets for all the family to see SMASHED in the big purple cow – tickets are selling fast!
Tues 22 April – Sun 18 May | Tickets from just £12.50 | Click to book

FREE one-off juggling lesson along Southbank April 22nd at 4pm

Smashed - Gandini Juggling

To celebrate the opening of SMASHED as one of the headline acts at the Udderbelly Festival atSouthbank Centre this month, we are holding a FREE, one-off, juggling lesson.

DETAILS:
Tuesday 22nd April at 4pm
Meet outside the London Eye, Southbank
Bring apples!

No experience necessary – the lesson is suitable for all the family.

Please share with anyone you know who would like to pick up some new tricks. This is a rare opportunity to be taught by the masters of juggling.
And whilst you are there, don’t forget to buy tickets to see SMASHED in the big purple cow – tickets are selling fast!
Tues 22 April – Sun 18 May | Tickets from just £12.50 | Click to book

Smashed headlines the Udderbelly Festival, Southbank April-May

We are delighted to be presenting SMASHED for a limited season as one of the headline acts at the Udderbelly Festival, Southbank Centre London this spring.
Tues 22 April – Sun 22 May | Tickets from £12.50
Click here to book tickets and watch the trailer

PLEASE CLICK ON THIS LINK TO BE RE-DIRECTED TO THE SMASHED SITE

On Tues 22nd April, Gandini Juggling will be holding a one-off, FREE, juggling lesson along Southbank – and you are invited.
For full details, follow this link. 

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Gandini Auditions

[CLICK HERE TO CHECK OUT OUR AUDITIONS E-FLIER]

We are seeking men and women of a high technical juggling level to join the ongoing touring of Smashed.

The juggling is mostly with balls (apples) and requires the ability to count music and remember siteswap sequences.
Also required are acting and improvisational skills and the ability to work well in a group.

If you are interested in auditioning for Gandini Juggling, please email auditions@gandinijuggling.com with:

  • A copy of your CV.
  • A brief description/biog about yourself (Max 200 words).
  • Up to 3 video’s of you juggling.
  • Where you are most commonly based.

Please Note: 
If you have sent in footage before, there is no need to resend.
Auditions will be held in London, but we are a globally touring company and welcome international Jugglers to apply.

Audition Details:
When: 24 & 25 February
Where: London (Location TBC)
Time: 10am – 5pm

If you have any questions about the auditions please do not hesitate to email us at auditions@gandinijuggling.com

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