June Juggle with the Gandinis

Tumble Circus, in partnership with Circusful, are running a series of circus master classes with professional international circus tutors.

Our first installment is a one off juggling workshop with Sean and Kati from Gandini Juggling.

The workshop will be held on June 6th from 10 am to 1 pm at Circusful, 23-25 Gordon Street, Belfast.

A group warm-up and cool-down will be offered at the start and end of the day. Outside of this, all participants will be expected to warm up independently. Spaces will be made available throughout the day and a more detailed daily schedule will be shared once you’re registered.

How to book
Places are limited, so register your interest now by emailing Ken and Tina for a registration form – bookings@tumblecircus.com

Not sure this is for you?
Send Ken and Tina a quick email bookings@tumblecircus.com to find out more.


This is open to circus performers and practitioners, aged 18+.
Being able to juggle 3 objects.

Watch this space: Keep an eye on social media for details of more masterclasses and talks also happening in June 2024!

About Gandini Juggling

Formed in 1992 by world-renowned jugglers Sean Gandini and Kati Ylä- Hokkala, Gandini Juggling continues to be at the vanguard of contemporary circus, reinventing and reinvigorating juggling for the 21st Century.

Gandini Juggling celebrates juggling in all its facets, exploring not just what juggling is, but what juggling can be. Currently an ever-evolving ensemble made up of a virtuosic core group of jugglers, they regularly expand to include up to 20 performers for specially commissioned events and performances. Ferociously prolific, they are constantly creating new works, which range from radical art/juggling fusions to accessible theatrical performances, from choreographic studies to commercially commissioned routines.

Since their inception the Gandinis have performed over 6,000 shows in 50 countries. They continue to perform at many of the most prestigious festivals and venues throughout the world. These venues range from Contemporary art museums in France to Opera houses in Germany, from theatres in Lebanon to tents in Argentina. Closer to home the Gandinis can be seen performing at the UK’s major outdoor festivals and theatre houses including London’s Royal Opera House, English National Opera, The Royal National Theatre and Sadler’s Wells.


Picture: Sean Gandini and Kati Ylä- Hokkala – all rights belong to Gandini Juggling

About the workshops

We want to make this as safe for everyone as possible. Please listen to your body, and don’t let the ego take over and push yourself to point of injury or exhaustion.

All the people involved on this new adventure should feel valued, we acknowledge each other as artists and our opinions and experiences are respected. We will all agree to support and listen.

  • We will respect each other’s bodies.
  • We will work safe.
  • We turn up on time.
  • We will work with open minds.
  • We will work with open hearts.
  • We will work in good spirits.
  • We will offer to make cups of coffee for each other.

A bit about Tumble Circus

We are Tumble Circus. We are brave risk takers, making world class, wild and revolutionary Irish Circus. It is our job to make families, communities and audiences gasp, laugh and be inspired to live well.

We create circus for big tops, the streets, online and everywhere in between.

Tumble Circus is a pioneering, professional company creating extraordinary Belfast-inspired circus that makes people laugh, react and act.

Our vision of the world is one filled with joy and laughter where people are inspired by circus to push the boundaries of their own limits and follow their dreams.

Find out more: www.tumblecircus.com

A bit about Circusful

Circusful is one of Ireland’s premier circus arts organisations, established in 1985 it has a successful record of youth and social circus and supporting professional artists to develop and perform across Northern Ireland and beyond. Its headquarters in Belfast’s Cathedral Quarter is the first and only fully equipped, purpose-built circus arts centre on the island of Ireland. They also programme and produce Festival of Fools, the largest festival of its kind on the island of Ireland.

Find out more: www.circusful.org / www.foolsfestival.com

This project is kindly supported by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland through the National Lottery Project Fund