Sunday at the British Museum. (Very) peaceful uprising. June 22, 2014

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Notice love…

... on Eel Pie Island on Thames, in Twickenham

… on Eel Pie Island, in Twickenham

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The Exotic City

Today, why not travel to exotic places like Barbican?

Today, why not travel to exotic places like Barbican?

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Gandini – Juggling apples and ideas

Apples

Of Apples and Jugglers

An artistic director who talks about juggling, Pina Bausch and the mathematics of dance in the same sentence, by definition will not come up with a run of the mill circus act. “Smashed” tells stories with the help of 9 skilled jugglers, 80 apples, 4 crockery sets and a soundtrack that makes you want to waltz. In Berlin.

The story takes place in uncertain territory, building on a soundtrack reminiscent of the golden days of musical hall, the Blitz years, but also Bach, Tammy Wynette, and more. The rhymes and rhythms of music and jugglers slowly but surely predict a storm. The show is playful and dark, humorous and tragic, absurd and meaningful, constantly juggling with moods and ideas.

The day I saw “Smashed”, the wind was shaking the Underbelly tent. Kansas style. Not a planned extra challenge for the jugglers, but one that added to the dramatic effect of the finale. Needless to say it all went smoothly.

Beautiful and clever, this is a piece of contemporary juggling you don’t want to miss (must end 18 May). Also, you’ll never crave apples this much. And you may consider taking up juggling. Or waltzing. Or both.

Photo credit: Ludovic des Cognets

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When Hackney Wick mustered up all its glitter and said YES

Fish Island. For creative opportunities.

Fish Island. The land of creative opportunities.

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Zone 4 Delights

Sun sitting. On a bench.

Sun sitting. On a bench. @ Bromley Park

 

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Wharf Romance

Love story...

Love story…

The first thought that came to my mind: How did they get there? No, wait, that was the second thought. The first one was: Awww, how sweet. And then the rest: Is it facing the right direction? Are the fonts alright? What about the wind?

The truth is that I want to hear/see the ending. Or at least the continuation.

Oh no, I’m not Georgie.
Exactly, who’s Georgie?

... on the river

… on the river

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Chasing the Sunset

 
First of March

First of March

Best show in town

Best show in town

Free of charge

Free of charge

Primrose Hill

@ Primrose Hill

Lying low

Lying low

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February walk. February walk?!

Spring preview in Rotherhithe. Swimming, anybody?

Spring preview in Rotherhithe. Swimming, anybody?

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Hoxton Twilight

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February sunset with New Moon, Barbican towers, rooftops and tiny plane

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