Presented By Gandini Juggling


Part of Dancing City

4 & 5 September

Duration: 20 minutes

What to Expect: Kick back and relax


This love letter to the legendary Merce Cunningham imagines the possibility that one of the greatest figures in 20th century contemporary dance might have choreographed juggling. Featuring music by Pulitzer Prize-winning singer Caroline Shaw and five jugglers/dancers, this is a thrilling chance to preview a major new work due to tour throughout 2022.

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Site Access

Visit the Dancing City page for full site access information.

Show Access


  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Assistance Dogs Welcome
  • Assisted Route

Access content will be available online via your mobile phone. Please bring a charging pack if you are concerned about battery use.


Large-print and Easy Read versions of the festival brochure will be available to download in advance or to pick up on the day. Visit our Access page for more information.

Notes for Audience

Contemporary Dance piece, not inappropriate for children, but aimed at adults. Music with lyrics accompanies this highly visual performance.

Where to find it

LIFE will be performed as part of Dancing City at Cubitt Steps, Canary Wharf, E14 4QT.

Nearest public transport:
Canary Wharf underground, Jubilee Line
Canary Wharf/Heron Quays DLR
Bus routes 135, 277, D3, D7, D8
Canary Wharf Pier, Uber Boats by Thames Clipper

About the company

Formed in 1992 by word renowned jugglers Sean Gandini and Kati Ylä Hokkala, Gandini Juggling continue to be at the forefront of contemporary circus, reinventing and reinvigorating juggling for the 21st century.

Director – Sean Gandini
Assistant to the director – Kati Ylä-Hokkala
Performers – Sakari Männistö, Erin O’Toole, Yu-Hsien Wu, Kati Ylä-Hokkala and Caroline Shaw
Composition – Caroline Shaw
Rehearsal director – Emma Lister

Supported by

LIFE is co-produced by London International Mime Festival; Théâtre de la Ville, Paris; PEAK Performances @ Montclair State University (New Jersey, USA); Dance East, Ipswich. In collaboration with the Merce Cunningham Trust. 

Dancing City is supported by Canary Wharf Arts+Events and Arts Council England.


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