Jay Gilligan has performed in 29 different countries, touring solo work and collaborating with companies such as The Gandini Juggling Project, Cie Jérôme Thomas, Les 7 doigts de la main, Cirkus Cirkör, and Cirque du Soleil. He is the head teacher of juggling at the Dans och Cirkushögskolan in Stockholm, Sweden, and has recently published a book about contemporary juggling titled “5 Catches.”
Founded in 2010, Fourth Shape is a company dedicated to juggling as an art form. Where as Fourth Shape’s first production, Objectify (2011), made a statement of what contemporary juggling is today, Prototype suggests places juggling can go in the future. Objectify has been performed in Sweden, Finland, France, Italy, and America. The fourth shape is a symbolic concept representing the search for new juggling ideas, extending and going beyond the traditional trio of juggling balls, clubs, and rings.