Performance
Performance

Rollercoaster

Presented by
Pitch'd Festival

31/08/2024 - 31/08/2024

8:00 pm

Smurfit Theatre

€15/€12 (Concession) / Early Bird €12 (limited number)

Photo credit: Florence Schroeder

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Firkin Crane Theatre, Cork: Rollercoaster

Pitch’d Festival presents Ultra Modern Pop Punk Juggling!

Surrounded by a huge inflatable pink structure and accompanied by electro beats composed of distorted rollercoaster sounds, Wes Peden performs original tricks inspired by rollercoasters and their high-tech seatbelts. A spinning plate ceremony becomes a celebration of the great rides of the past; an epic 3 ball disco juggling evokes the evolution of rollercoasters; a 4-meter transparent tube turns into a path around Wes’ body to make balls flow through loops, helixes, and corkscrews. Rollercoaster twists theatrical rules to create a safe space to perform some of the most difficult and unique juggling ever done on stage!

Wes Peden designs juggling to perform in 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 takes inspiration from Sumo wrestling, fast-food packaging, and 1950´s playgrounds. Rollercoaster is a one-hour solo show by Wes Peden that uses ultra-modern, pop-punk juggling to talk about finding the balance between freedom and security. The show will have just completed a run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and is produced by the Gandini Juggling company.

This is the headline international show of Pitch'd Festival, which runs from Aug 23rd to Sept 1st.

Direction & performance Wes Peden
Original music by Mika Forsling
Inflatable structures by Félix Chameroy
Lighting Design Vilhelm Montán Lindberg, Joel Johansson & Zoe Hunn
Lighting & sound operator Florence Schroeder
Costumes Maria Peterson
Outside eye Viktor Gyllenberg & Florence Huet
Admin & tour booking Gandini Juggling
Produced by Wes Peden and Gandini Juggling

Funded by Stockholms Stad and Konstnärsnämndens, Sweden, with the support of Subtopia, Burnt Out Punks and Cirkusflätan, Sweden.

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