Jay Gilligan’s new show REFLEX begins in a month!
Told through stories about gravity and stunning juggling sequences, REFLEX is a unique theatrical experience to behold. Discover secrets of a timeless craft, be mesmerized by visual music, and be moved by the artistry of object manipulation.
This astonishing international creative collaboration is playing for four weeks only from January 28th, to February 19th, 2022 at theater space Mitu580 in Brooklyn, New York. The final week of performances will also be available for live online streaming.
From the producers ‘Hideaway Circus’
“We can’t wait to bring one of the greatest living jugglers to New York City,” said creative producers Josh Aviner and Lyndsay Magid Aviner. “So few performers, especially in contemporary juggling, are able to combine virtuosic physical skills with masterful storytelling and humor, and that’s really what sets Jay apart from so many of his contemporaries. U.S. audiences have rarely had the opportunity to experience his incredible talents, because he’s spent much of his career abroad, and will be surprised and delighted by how compelling Jay’s artistry is.”
In Case You Don’t Know Jay
Jay Gilligan (Performer / Writer) has performed in 38 countries, touring solo work and collaborating with companies such as Spiegelworld, The Gandini Juggling Project, Cie Jérôme Thomas, Les 7 doigts de la main, Cirkus Cirkör, and Cirque du Soleil. He is the former head teacher of juggling at the Dans och Cirkushögskolan in Stockholm (2000-2019), Sweden, and has been a guest instructor at every major circus school in the world. He published a book about contemporary juggling titled “5 Catches,” and collaborated on “Object Episodes,” a podcast focused on juggling as an art form. Jay has been awarded the most gold medals ever in the history of the International Jugglers’ Association. He has done a command performance for the Queen of England and been a special guest performer on “America’s Got Talent.” He has previously shared two world records for juggling the highest number of objects between two people. His most recent work is a collaboration with the Belgian and French circus “Cie Ea Eo,” a creation of juggling made to welcome aliens to the Earth when they land here. Jay also runs his own contemporary circus company in Stockholm, called Kapsel (www.kapsel.se).