Gandini Juggling has been set up to celebrate the art of juggling in all its facets, fuelled by a belief that juggling is an exciting living art form. During the last past 19 years, the Gandinis have performed over 4,000 shows in 40 countries and are in constant worldwide demand for their virtuoso juggling and breathtaking choreography.This sophisticated slice of large scale juggling theatre was premiered at the London National Theatre Festival “Watch This Space” in July 2010. “Smashed” is a full evening performance involving nine jugglers and a hundred apples, cross referencing German Contemporary Dance and 1980’s Street Theatre. Directed by Sean Gandini, it could be defined as a darkly humorous journey building to a frenetic finale. Through “Smashed”, the two artistic directors Kati Ylä-Hokkala and Sean Gandini present the world under an utterly subjective perspective, violently distorting reality to obtain an emotional effect and vividly transmitting their personal moods and ideas. Composed of tableaux vivants that give a sense of old photographs; echoing world wars, tense relationships, lost love and innocence, nostalgia and the quaintness of afternoon tea, this Bauschian Tanzjonglage performance culminates with a cathartic smashing of apples and breaking of crockery.