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.
The show ZEBRA is presented within the series of guest performances PLAY. The program is a powerful and contemporary homage to circus. Young, up-and-coming companies from Germany, cool insider tips, and renowned award winners from the last festival year perform in the span of two months. The scheduled pieces represent a wonderful collection of different circus styles, are all outstanding creations, and a unique opportunity to travel the world of New Circus without a moment's stress.
„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
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