Jugglers at Cirque de Demain 2017

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 Demain. Because they don’t allow animal acts, and …

Gregor Kiock, juggling teacher – ep3 Juggle Jabber

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 in his juggling life. You can also listen to the …

Luke Burrage, Fight Night Combat – ep2 Juggle Jabber

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 me: hello@danielsimu.nl Luke Burrage is …

Marco Bonisimo, football juggler – ep1 Juggle Jabber

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 Shawn Livingston. I’m very excited, because this weekend …

EJC 2016 HLGCBS as organiser

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 structure commonly used to review juggling conventions. …

Fake Sports by Tony Pezzo – Review & Interview

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 previous films, Fake Sports …

Juggling with the principles of animation

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 juggler might take a trick, and give his or her …

Jugglers at Cirque de Demain 2016 – Review

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 the A and the B shows of the festival in Paris. Like every year, 22 …

Juggling at traffic lights

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 in many places of the world, …