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Raphael Harris was the proprietor of the Jerusalem Circus School for Children for over ten years. He has performed "Sir Juggley's One Man Circus" over a thousand times. He appeared in the Guiness Book of World Records twice and the Record Setters Book of World Records three times. He lives in New York.
  • Kurios – a review

    Oct 04, 2016 No Comments

    “Kurios – Cabinet of Curiosities,” a new Cirque du Soleil production written and directed by Michel Laprise premiered in Montreal on April 24th 2014. It is currently playing in New York City (on Randell’s Island), and will proceed on November 27th to Miami, Dallas, Houston, ...

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  • Toruk by Cirque du Soleil

    Sep 14, 2016 No Comments

    The new touring Cirque du Soleil production Toruk-First Flight takes place in the world of Avatar, the 2009 3-d film directed by James Cameron who also attended the New York premiere. Is it amazing and is there any juggling in it? Yes and no. The movie put you in the planet Pandora by making you we...

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  • IJA Cascade of Stars, 2016

    Aug 28, 2016 No Comments

    The 2016 IJA Convention Public Show- “Cascade of Stars” was an international mixture of skill and comedy. Artists from Chile, Ukraine, Mexico, Sweden, Finland, Austria, and all across the US of A participated. The comedic hosts, The KamiKaze Fireflies kept the action rolling with their ...

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  • Cirque du Soleil’s Paramour, on Broadway

    Jun 06, 2016 No Comments

    Cirque du Soleil’s first ever Broadway theater production is Paramour and it’s everything you hoped for. They really went bananas. Now let’s get something clear: this is not a circus, it’s a Broadway play, a musical comedy, to be exact. But it has a lot of circus in it, incl...

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  • Cirque Mechanics present: Pedal Punk

    Dec 23, 2015 No Comments

    An exclusively American circus, based out of Las Vegas, Cirque Mechanic is growing year by year and adding innovative performances and hot young artists to their roster. Chris Lashua, who founded the company in 2005 presents Pedal Punk at the historic New Victory Theater in Times Square, New York. T...

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  • Interview with Alex Koblikov and Sergey Akimov

    Dec 18, 2015 No Comments

    Alex Koblikoff is the solo juggler for Grand Tour, the Big Apple Circus’ 38th season production in New York (see review here). His four minute routine is an exquisite dance of dazzling patterns immaculately combined. For his final trick, he multiplex throws ten balls, though he has done fourte...

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  • Big Apple Circus: “The Grand Tour”

    Dec 17, 2015 No Comments

    This year, The Big Apple Circus is back for their 38th season and almost all the acts are completely different from last year. And that includes a dynamite technical juggler, namely Alexander Koblikov from Ukraine (upcoming article/interview coming soon). After a dazzling company opening in which ...

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  • “The Walk” Movie Review

    Nov 14, 2015 No Comments

    So, they finally did it. They made a movie about a juggler. A major motion picture about one of us. A large budget movie with a Hollywood producer, and a top director. About a real actual juggler. Wake me, I must be dreaming. There are many questions that immediately come to mind but the first and m...

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  • AmaLuna Review

    Feb 11, 2015 No Comments

    Cirque du Soleil scores another winner with AmaLuna. This show is continuing its successful tour. It has played New York and Miami, is now in Houston, and will next play Europe. The star of the show is Viktor Kee, world class juggler from Priluki, Ukraine. Viktor studied under Alex Gruzin and in the...

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  • Cirque Ziva Chinese Acrobats Review

    Dec 29, 2014 No Comments

    The Golden Dragon Acrobats from Cangzhou, China, present Cirque Ziva. New Victory Theater, Times Square, New York. Til January 4th (many sold out shows, new shows may be added). I’ve seen many troops of Chinese Acrobats over the years in New York, Jerusalem, Orlando, etc. They never cease to astou...

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  • “360 Allstars” show review

    Nov 23, 2014 No Comments

    “360 Allstars” at the New Victory Theater, 42nd street and Broadway, NY.   My overall impression of this show is, simply put (once it gets going after a protracted introduction) one amazing trick after another until the end. Sometimes several awesome tricks going on at once. You don’t know wh...

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  • Big Apple Circus – Metamorphosis

    Nov 17, 2014 1 Comment

    The Big Apple Circus runs from now until January 11th in Lincoln Center, in Manhattan’s Upper West Side. The show is two hours long including intermission. On Wednesdays there is a two for one ticket deal and no intermission (75 minutes). Perennial Ringmaster John Kennedy Kane keeps the show movin...

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  • Mother Africa at the New Victory Theater, Times Square, New York

    Dec 30, 2013 No Comments

    The first thing you notice is the plethora of color. Colorful sights and colorful sounds. African costumes, and African music. Before during and after each act. The format is traditional circus. Act follows act. But instead of clowns between the acts, the troop comes out and does a high-energy trib...

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  • Big Apple Circus, 2013- Luminocity

    Nov 30, 2013 No Comments

    The Big Apple Circus is back again. Every year it’s pretty much completely different in terms of acts and themes. This year’s theme, “Luminocity,” puts you in the hustle and bustle of Times Square, New York, and the performers are just plain folks walking down the street under the bright lig...

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  • Philippe Petite’s ‘Wireless!’

    Jan 01, 2012 1 Comment

    Philippe Petite performed his new and developing stage show, ‘Wireless!’ for three sold out performances in New York’s historic Abrons theater. An added show and standing ovations has provided the encouragement the artist needed to continue the performance, promotion, and perfectio...

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