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I am a juggler and circus performer from the Netherlands. I travel all over Europe to learn, create, discuss, perform and organise, and I am always looking for fun projects to join! Feel free to contact me about anything :)
  • Matthew Tiffany, old school props & music – ep5 Juggle Jabber

    Mar 19, 2017 No Comments

    Matthew Tiffany is a British professional juggler and musician. The amazing Tiff rides the train with me on our way back from a convention, and we talk about music, old school tricks, juggling sport and hobbies. You can also listen to the audio version of this episode on iTunes Find Matthew online: ...

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  • Luca Pferdmenges, young prodigy – ep4 Juggle Jabber

    Feb 25, 2017 No Comments

    Luca Pferdmenges is a young but super strong juggler! We’re at the Dutch Juggling Championships where Luca is competing for a few titles. We talk about how he got this good and what he’s up to. For those of you who’ve been listening to JuggleJabber through SoundCloud, new audio wil...

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  • Jugglers at Cirque de Demain 2017

    Feb 08, 2017 No Comments

    Cirque de Demain is the large circus festival in Paris for young, high level circus professionals. Read on about my review of the various juggling acts and other standouts. You can also read my previous review of this festival in 2016 here. This year, 24 circus acts were selected to perform at Dema...

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  • Gregor Kiock, juggling teacher – ep3 Juggle Jabber

    Jan 22, 2017 No Comments

    Gregor Kiock is the teacher of Object Manipulation at Codarts Circus Arts. We talk about his methodology and philosophy of teaching, about copying and emulating, and the classical approach of finding a neutral grey. In between we jump up and down history and talk about the various people Gregor met ...

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  • Luke Burrage, Fight Night Combat – ep2 Juggle Jabber

    Jan 21, 2017 No Comments

    Welcome to the second episode of Juggle Jabber! This weekend is super exciting for me. Today you get to watch and listen to my interview with Luke. Making a  show like this is something I’ve never done before. If you have any feedback at all about any of the episodes, please get in touch with...

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  • Marco Bonisimo, football juggler – ep1 Juggle Jabber

    Jan 20, 2017 No Comments

    Juggle Jabber is my new vidcast/podcast, where I take jugglers for a drink and interview them about their expertise! As I’m based in the Netherlands, I get to hang out mostly with European jugglers, and I hope I can make a valuable addition to the existing interview shows from Dan Holzman and ...

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  • EJC 2016 HLGCBS as organiser

    Oct 22, 2016 No Comments

    This is my HLGCBS from the EJC 2016, from an organisers point of view. EJC of course stands for the European Juggling Convention, which was held for this summer from the 30th of July until the 7th of August in Almere, the Netherlands! HLGCBS stands for High, Low, Goal, Crush, Bane, Surprise, a struc...

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  • Fake Sports by Tony Pezzo – Review & Interview

    Apr 07, 2016 No Comments

    Tony Pezzo has recently released Fake Sports, a 25 minute, pay for download video. I have been requested by him and eJuggle to review it for you! You might know Tony from his various videos on YouTube, or some of his longer video projects which you can watch for free as an IJA member! Like his previ...

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  • Juggling with the principles of animation

    Mar 31, 2016 No Comments

    Even before I learned to juggle, I was interested in animation. It would take a couple years before the overlap became obvious to me, but nowadays I regularly use animation theory in my juggling workshops. Both are visual motion art forms, focusing on the movement of objects and actors. Like a jugg...

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  • Jugglers at Cirque de Demain 2016 – Review

    Feb 04, 2016 No Comments

    The 37th Festival Mondial du Cirque de Demain was very interesting for object manipulation! Besides diabolo and club-passing there were a few disciplines making their festival début: Kendama, levistick, and pendulum juggling all made an appearance on stage. On January 30th, 2016, I witnessed both t...

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  • Juggling at Traffic Lights

    Jan 22, 2016 No Comments

    Traffic light juggling Some have never heard of it, for others it is their daily life. Traffic light jugglers jump out when the light turns red, perform a 30 second routine, collect cash from the cars and jump back on the sidewalk before the light turns green again! This style of busking is popular ...

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  • Juggling in the Netherlands

    Dec 04, 2015 No Comments

    The European Juggling Convention of 2016 is going to take place in Almere, the Netherlands, next summer. Whether you will or will not attend the greatest juggling convention the world has ever seen (being a member of the organization, I might be a bit biased…), I hope I can interest you with m...

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  • Enjoying classical jugglers

    Nov 18, 2015 No Comments

    Yes, I admit: I like good classical juggling! In the juggling culture where I grew up, a world with youtube and Wes Peden, it seems almost like a sin to watch the videos below. Common critique is that traditional jugglers hardly invent new tricks. They also do not incorporate tools such as theatre a...

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  • Training advice

    Oct 20, 2015 No Comments

    Training advice for jugglers Who am I to give any juggler advice on how to train? From the moment I started to take juggling seriously, I have been wanting to know how to train effectively. I’ve set set goals, made lists, tracked progress in many ways. I followed many workshops, asked dozens ...

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  • 6 Reasons why every juggler should go to Berlin

    Sep 16, 2015 No Comments

    Berlin is absolutely epic! It is not just the German capital of culture, but also the worldwide Mecca of juggling! I used to dream of a year round non-stop convention, and found exactly that in Berlin. There are hundreds of good reasons to move to this thriving city, but here are the top 6 reasons w...

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