Photo submitted – Kate Byrne & Owen Reynolds from Gandini Juggling 4×4 Ephemeral Architectures – campiagn image shoot at Dehavilland studios, London on March 29, 2015. Photo: Arnaud Stephenson

Lake Placid, NY: Tracing pathways in space, 4 jugglers and 4 ballet dancers share the Lake Placid Center for the Arts stage for the first time in Gandini Juggling’s 4×4 Ephemeral Architectures. The special collaboration will take place on Friday, October 27 at 8:00 PM. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. Tickets are available by calling the LPCA Box Office at 518.523.2512 or online at www.lakeplacidarts.org.

4×4 Ephemeral Architectures brings together the worlds of ballet and juggling in a mesmerizing show that celebrates where paths meet and truly pushes the boundaries of the possible. The show represents Gandini Juggling’s return to its love affair with pure patterns and spatial mathematics​. Following the international success of Smashed, this new work takes us on fleeting journeys through time and space in a unique dialogue between jugglers and ballet dancers.
4×4 Ephemeral Architectures premiered at the 2015 London International Mime Festival at the Royal Opera House, where it received rave reviews:

  • A SHOW OF ELEGANT, WISTFUL BEAUTY’ ★★★★ -The Guardian
  • ‘A PHENOMENAL DISPLAY’ ★★★★ -Everything Theatre
  • ‘A SPLENDID BLEND OF TALENTS IMBUED WITH BOTH ELEGANCE AND WIT’ ★★★★ -The Times
  • ‘A CLEVER, COOL AND WONDROUS SHOW THAT GIVES DELIGHT’ ★★★★ -The Stage

About Gandini Juggling
Formed in 1992 by world-­renowned jugglers Sean Gandini and Kati Ylä­-Hokkala, Gandini Juggling continue to be at the vanguard of contemporary circus, reinventing and reinvigorating juggling for the 21st century. Gandini celebrates juggling in all its facets, exploring not just what juggling is, but what juggling can be.

Ferociously prolific, Gandini are constantly creating new work that ranges from edgy visual art experiments to family friendly entertainment; from narrative infused dance escapades to humorous shenanigans. An ever-­evolving ensemble of virtuosic juggling performers, producing everything from elegant duets to 20­-strong choral pieces.

About the LPCA
Nestled in an Olympic village, the Lake Placid Center for the Arts is a year-round treasure to residents and visitors of the Adirondacks and is the premier art and cultural hub of the region. Orchestrating quality programming, performances, rotating art exhibitions, and education experiences to residences and visitors alike, the LPCA provides an ensemble of offerings in music, theatre and dance, and supports local, regional and national artists in its Fine Arts Gallery. At the heart of this hub is hands-on learning experiences for children exploring their creativity and adults finding new passions. As a leading organization, the LPCA collaborates with other Adirondack non-profit partners to build, support and cultivate the arts community. Inspiring excellence in the arts for generations, the LPCA continues to thrive today at its unique and captivating Lake Placid campus.