Fracasso

9 jugglers, 80 apples, 4 sets of dishes. A sensational mix of competence and theatricality, inspired by the work of Pina Bausch. A series of nostalgic scenes from films, exploring conflicts, tense relations, lost love, and afternoon tea.
The company has performed over 2000 shows, from cabarets to Buckingham Palace, from Ibiza to Africa, from circuses in Sweden to art galleries in Brazil, from tennis matches in Dubai to a football stadium in Paris.
In Fracasso, the manipulation of the forbidden fruit gives us a wry look into the rapport between the 7 men and two women, between irony and dance, traditional juggling and contemporary circus.
During the preview at the National Theatre’s, “Watch this Space” in 2010, Fracasso performed for an hour on stage to a soundscape characterized by tracks that included Tammy Wynette, Hall and Bach. Inspired by the work of the great choreographer, Pina Bausch, borrowing from her elements of her choreography of gesture, and combining it with intricate juggling patterns. At the same time it evoked a good deal of pleasure and little uneasiness, Fracasso shakes up our narrow conventions about etiquette. The result is a new hybrid of juggling, in meticulous unison or breaking it all up to a beat. This work, deliciously ironic, rich in invention and originality, brings to the stage dance theatre and challenges the traditional perception of contemporary jugglery.

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