The Bridge Generation: Between Vaudeville and the Internet Age: Jack Kalvan

The latest entry into the Bridge Generation series features Jack Kalvan. I’ve actually “known” Jack for nearly 30 years. Okay, not really. But he was at Carnegie Mellon University when I went and I remember him juggling there at “Gray Matter” in the Student Union. I’ve always joked that when I left after that one (not very memorable) year, I …

The Bridge Generation: From Vaudeville to the Internet Age: Matt Hall

The latest in the “Bridge Generation” series profiles Matt Hall. The “Juggle Sensei” has a host of IJA awards on his resume: 2003 Silver Medalist, Diabolo and Cigar Box prop champion, 2005 People’s Choice and 2011 Bobby May Award. Matt also holds a full time gig teaching Japanese in California. I had the good fortune to meet with him at …

The Bridge Generation: From Vaudeville to the Internet Age: Peter Davison

We continue with our second feature on “the Bridge Generation.” This time, Peter Davison answers our questions.  Peter is a past IJA Individuals (1982) and Team Champion (Magnificent Material Movers, 1980; Airjazz, 1982). Airjazz was recognized with the IJA Historical Achievement Award in 2014. 1. Hometown/Where based out of now? Grew up in Santa Monica, CA. Current home since 1980 …

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Pocono Juggle Fest 2018 Review

After a two year (and one day) hiatus, the Pocono Juggle Fest returned to the festival scene. Held at Panther Valley High School in Summit Ridge, Pennsylvania and organized by former IJA Chair Kim Laird, some 30+ jugglers and flow artists gathered in the gym for a weekend of fun and record breaking. An unexpected snowstorm canceled Friday activities, which …

Bridging the Gap from Vaudeville to the Internet: Mark Nizer

This marks the first in what will hopefully be a semi-regular series on jugglers in the 40’s-late 50’s age group. The internet had not yet exploded, and while there were some books out there,  jugglers in this age range learned and developed with the mentorship of others. In the cases here, these men and women bridge the gap between the …

Richmond Juggling Convention 2017

Paolo Garbanzo, former member of the Flying Karamazovs and official Jester of Muncaster Castle in England, makes his home in Richmond, Virginia, but his performance schedule leaves him few weekends where he actually is home. So when his scheduling found himself in Richmond near the Christmas holidays, he figured, “what better time to throw a festival?” Working with the Richmond …