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  • Wintercon 2017 – The Ludwigshafen Juggling Convention Review (DE)

    Mar 18, 2017 No Comments

    The city of Ludwigshafen played host to the annual Wintercon juggling convention from Friday 24th – Sunday 26th February 2017. Here follow my recollections from the event. Friday – Arrival The main juggling space, complete with dangerous lighting and a stage. The moist warm stage of the Friday e...

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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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  • EJC 2016 Review

    Oct 20, 2016 No Comments

    EJC 2016 was in Almere, the Netherlands from July 30-August 7. I managed to arrive in Amsterdam a day early, so after I settled into my hostel, I strolled around Nieuwmarkt and Dam square. The city is certainly like the stereotypes: cannabis wafting through the streets, drug-related gifts and paraph...

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  • IJA 2016 Fest Review

    Aug 26, 2016 No Comments

    The International Jugglers’ Association lived up to its name at its 69th festival with only one of the six medal winners at the teams and individuals stage championships being from the United States. Japanese Hiroki Kamei of Nagoya, Japan got the individual gold with a spectacular diabolo performa...

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  • The 2015 St. Louis Jugglefest Review

    Nov 21, 2015 No Comments

    By: Afton Benson Photography by: Alex Hoffman of St. Louis, MO The 8th annual 2015 St. Louis Jugglefest was presented by the National Prestigious Society of Collegiate Jugglers’ (NPSCJ) of Washington University in St. Louis, MO. Justin Finkel, Reid Schur, and Arron Kruse were the key players who m...

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  • 2015 IJA Festival Joins Circus in Quebec City

    Sep 04, 2015 1 Comment

    IJA 2015 Contemporary circus, Canadian scenery, and serene climate made Quebec City a star location for the 68th Annual IJA Festival. Though only some of the festival transpired at L’Ecole de Cirque, known to many jugglers as home of the Turbo Festival, the creative atmosphere infused the spirit o...

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  • 2015 University of Waterloo Juggling Festival Review

    May 07, 2015 No Comments

    This year, the University of Waterloo held its long-running annual juggling festival on February 21st and 22nd, 2015. Though the outside temperature was bitter cold, that didn’t stop a solid turnout of jugglers from descending upon campus for a weekend of juggling. The main practice space was in a...

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  • 2014 Cleveland Circus Review

    Nov 27, 2014 No Comments

    For the third consecutive year, the Case Western Reserve University Juggling Club hosted The Cleveland Circus juggling convention. The weekend-long festival took place in one of the University’s spacious buildings. Performer and vendor Grace Alexander spinning hoops. The main practice area was had...

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  • Festival Malabarero

    Oct 31, 2014 No Comments

    Just down the street from a classic Spanish cathedral, nestled close to the base of a desert-y hill, which juts straight up in the middle of a large dry valley – there is a park.  Across the street, a popsicle store sells mouthwatering popsicles made of nothing but fruit and cream – man...

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  • The 2014 IJA Festival Review

    Sep 15, 2014 No Comments

    The 67th annual IJA festival was held in West Lafayette, Indiana. Like the previous year, this event was also held at a college campus, this year being Purdue University. The Festival Director for this event was Cody “Pyrus” Fiereck, who comes from a background in organizing fire festivals. Patr...

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  • Kinetic Fire 2014 Review

    Jun 24, 2014 No Comments

    The 2014 Kinetic Fire Festival took place May 15th-18th, 2014 at Hannon’s Camp in College Corner, Ohio. This has been the venue for Kinetic Fire for the past few years, and it lends itself well to the event, with plenty of open space and beautiful outdoor scenery. An interesting factoid about Kine...

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  • Juggle This Review

    Jun 17, 2014 No Comments

    Juggle This NYC! June 5-8, 2014 By Viveca Gardiner Hundreds of jugglers descended on New York City for Juggle This! a four-day festival of juggling games, workshops, shows, lectures, panel discussions, and other activities. The city’s twelfth festival kicked off with an afternoon of open juggling ...

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  • Kansas City Juggling Festival 2013

    Sep 13, 2013 No Comments

    The Kansas City Juggling Festival (KCJF) found itself at Rockhurst Highschool this year, marking its fifth year as a landmark event for jugglers from across the country.  I was fortunate to be invited as a guest performer for the school’s Juggling Festival Preview event which took place the Tuesd...

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  • Austin Jugglefest XX

    Apr 13, 2013 No Comments

    The most important factor separating good juggling festivals from great festivals is the personality of the event.  Each festival takes on a particular persona reflective of the city and local juggling community.  Austin Jugglefest XX in February 2013 really stood out as one of the most fun festi...

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  • Madfest 2013 Review

    Jan 28, 2013 No Comments

    Line of clubs inside the gym. The perpetual “47th” annual Madfest took place this year on January 18-20th 2013, at the MATC gym, in its home of Madison, Wisconsin. As is customary at the festival, the gym practice space was free to enter. The inside was very spacious and provided an excellent ju...

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  • St Louis Festival Review and Poem

    Dec 10, 2012 No Comments

    Smirk doing their thing. There are few things one can be sure of in life, but one is that the St. Louis Jugglefest is always a rocking good time. And I’m not just saying that as the former festival director – as Wes Peden said, “It was fun.” Well, this year was no exception. St. Louis al...

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  • A convention in Brazil: How is it like? (14th CBMC review)

    Nov 28, 2012 No Comments

    14th Brazilian Juggling and Circus Convention Every country is different. And it comes if we’re talking about its people or its culture. Taking this into account, I’m pretty sure that conventions are different all around the world. What makes traveling to a convention outside your countr...

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  • Cleveland Circus Review

    Nov 24, 2012 No Comments

    October 19, 2012 marked the beginning of the 3 day Cleveland Circus juggling festival hosted by the Case Western Reserve University Juggling Club on the campus of Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH. About 60 jugglers from around the Midwest came together for a weekend of juggling and ...

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