Steven Ragatz Interview

  At this year’s IJA Festival, Steven Ragatz will be presenting a special Act Creation Workshop on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 1oam to 12:30pm. The cost is $100. Your juggling act should be more than merely a collection of tricks executed in sequence. This workshop explores the design and execution of a contemporary juggling act, from initial inspiration to …

(Not the Last) Message from the Chair, February 2013

Hello, everyone! First and foremost, let me clear something up. As far back as the Winston-Salem festival, I have heard rumors and whispers. “I sure hope the Bowling Green festival goes well, because if it doesn’t, I hear it will be the last IJA festival!” And at every festival I’ve been to since, I’ve heard the same rumors. Let me …

IJA Fest 2013… 6 Months And Counting

Six months away from the fest and the earliest registration window for the 2013 fest is now closed! The last week of the window saw a whirlwind of registrations. The final Holiday Pricing numbers far exceeded my expectations! We are now into the Early Bird pricing window through March 20, 2013. Will you be joining the party at Bowling green …

Be Funnier with Scotty Meltzer: Theft? or Inspiration!

Most working comedians and jugglers agree that stealing material is wrong but the range of beliefs as to what constitutes “material” is vast. 5 club back-crosses? That’s a trick. Anyone who can do it, should. 5 club backcrosses with a balance? Good luck, but sure, give it a try. 5 club back-crosses while balancing a non-licensed, copyrighted, stuffed coyote on …

7 Things I Wish I Had Known About Becoming a Professional Performer

I have learned something from each and every gig I have had. Sometimes it’s something I should do more of, and sometimes it’s something I need to change for the next one. I could write several books on how to make it as a performer, but for this article I’m going to share with you the top 7 lessons I’ve …

Be Funnier with Scotty Meltzer: Free at Last, Free at Last

A shout out to all my comedy juggling pals: I’ve been writing a series of articles on joke writing you might want to check out. The series is titled: “Be Funnier with Scotty Meltzer” so Google will think that Scotty Meltzer is a comedy writing expert. They’re illustrated by my beautiful and talented, real life American wife, not the fake …

IRC Brazil Full 45 Minute Video

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On November 14, 2012, the national Brazilian juggling and circus convention hosted the first ever IJA Regional Competition (IRC) in Minas Gerais, Brazil. Jugglers from Brazil, Chile, and Peru showed up to compete for the title of IRC Champion. Below is the 45 minute video of the full competition which is available only to IJA members through eJuggle.

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