Wes Peden (USA)


Wed 20.3. at 10.15 am Sellosali, Espoo (for school groups)
Thu 21.3. at 6 pm Kanneltalo, Helsinki
Fri 22.3. at 10 am Kanneltalo, Helsinki  (for school groups)
Sat 23.3. at 3 pm Vuotalo, Helsinki

Language: Nearly non-verbal / Finnish
Duration: 60 minutes
Age range: 8+

Ultra-modern pop-punk juggling! Surrounded by huge inflatable blue structures 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 place to perform some of the most difficult and unique juggling ever done on stage!

Wes has performed around the world from Olympic stadiums in Tokyo to Broadway theatres in NYC and Glacier Museums in Iceland. His energetic, playful and complex style has won awards from the International Juggling Association and Cirque de Demain. Wes uses the skills he has honed from the age of 5 to twist gravity into the most beautiful knots physics will allow.

Direction & performance: Wes Peden
Music: Original music by Mika Forsling
Set design: inflatable structures by Félix Chameroy
Lighting Design: Vilhelm Montán Lindberg, Joel Johansson & Zoe Hunn
Lighting and sound operator: Florence Schroeder
Costumes: Maria Peterson
Picture: Fahimeh Hekmatandish
Outside eye: Viktor Gyllenberg and Florence Huet
Admin and tour booking: Gandini Juggling
Rollercoaster is 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.

Tickets and sign up for the performances for school groups

Tickets to the performances at Kanneltalo and Vuotalo from lippu.fi

Sign up for the performances for school groups:
Sign up for the performance at Sellosali through the city of Espoo´s eventpage
Sign up for the performance at Kanneltalo through Kultus (kultus.fi)