In a unique contemporary cirque event that combines ballet and juggling, Gandini Juggling will present 4 x 4 Ephemeral Architectures on Thursday, Nov. 2 at 7:30 p.m. at the Weis Center for the Performing Arts. The Family Discovery performance is suggested for ages 8 and older and is 65 minutes without an intermission. It is sponsored, in part, by the Susquehanna River Valley Visitors Bureau and Geisinger. There will be a free pre-performance talk the same day as the performance at 1 p.m. in the Weis Center Atrium Lobby.
Gandini Juggling is at the vanguard of contemporary circus, reinventing and reinvigorating juggling for the 21st century. In 4 x 4 Ephemeral Architectures, four jugglers and four ballet dancers share a stage for the first time, tracing pathways in space. These formalized systems are ephemeral journeys through time and space, leaving an unseen trace, describing an imaginary architecture. The show 4 x 4 Ephemeral Architectures is a celebration of the intersection of these paths. This piece is a return to the Gandinis’ love affair with pure patterns and mathematics, and their roots in imagining juggling as a form of dance.
Tickets for the performance are $25 for adults, $20 for seniors 62+, $15 for youth 18 and under, $15 for Bucknell employees and retirees (limit 2), $10 for Bucknell students (limit 2), and $15 for non-Bucknell college students (limit 2). Tickets can be purchased online at Bucknell.edu/BoxOffice or by calling 570-577-1000. Tickets are also available in person from several locations including the Weis Center lobby (weekdays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.) and the CAP Center Box Office, located on the ground floor of the Elaine Langone Center (weekdays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.).