ZEBRA ++ postponed, dates TBD ++
PLAY - a series of guest performances
Season: 20. – 24. January 2021
ZEBRA is a show of masterful juggling by New York juggler Wes Peden, known for his complex, energetic and playful style. Performed with a lot of humor and great precision, Zebra is a quirky, hour-long solo performance where hundreds of throws and catches are used to create new, surprising shapes.
Wes Peden adjusts the lighting on stage, greets the audience, puts on a vinyl record and he’s off: elbows become miniature trampolines for juggling balls. Clubs get thrown, twisted and turned into constellations. Extendable arms make an appearance. Rings transform into butterflies as they spiral up and down the performer's arms and legs. Wes Peden is a master of object manipulation. His props form ornaments on invisible lines in the air, while his feet take control of the light and sound on stage. Performed with great precision yet very playful: ZEBRA is a funny, quirky one man show with a punk rock attitude.
Wes Peden is a laureate of the International Juggling Association and the Paris Festival Cirque de Demain. ZEBRA is a co-production of the renowned London company Gandini Juggling.
„ZEBRA is a compact and extremely quirky one-man show. A showing of incredible skills making an excellent show.“ - The Reviews Hub
“The purity of this juggling, for all the experimentation that brought it here, is magic, and the beauty of it brings a tear to my eye.“ - The Circus Diaries
Duration: 60 minutes (no intermission)
Age recommendation: 8+
For online bookings, please note:
In order to comply with the distance regulations, seats can only be booked online in pairs of 2 or 4 persons per table. If you would like to book a different amount of tickets or reduced tickets, please call us on +49 30 4000 59 0. We are happy to help.
Please find further information about our protective and hygiene measures here.
About Wes Peden and Gandini Juggling
Taking inspiration from Sumo wrestling, fast-food packaging, and 1950 ́s playgrounds Wes designs shows for space stations and parking lots. He has performed in over 25 countries including Japan, Israel, Australia, and Iceland. His energetic, complex, and playful juggling style has won him awards from the International Juggling Association and the festival Cirque de Demain. Wes graduated from the Dans och Cirkushögskolan with a degree in juggling.
The Co-Producer: Gandini Juggling
For more than 20 years, Gandini Juggling celebrate juggling in all its facets, exploring not just what juggling is, but what juggling can be. Ferociously prolific, they are constantly creating new works, which range from radical art/juggling fusions to accessible theatrical performances, from choreographic studies to commercially commissioned routines.
Regie und Performance: Wes Peden
A Gandini Juggling Production
General Manager: Marina Arranz
Executive Producer: Rae Lee
International Development: Axel Satgé
Administrator: Hélène Roques
Espace Catastrophe - Bruxelles, Carré Magique - Pôle National Cirque en Bretagne, Maison des Jonglages - Scène Conventionnée Jonglages, Académie Fratellini – Saint Denis, Subtopia – Stockholm
Photo credits: Florence Huet, Avi Pryntz-Nadworny, Brend Van Kerckhove