The 20th Bungay Balls Up Juggling Convention – Review

The 20th Bungay Balls Up – Review According to the website, “Bungay Balls Up is a laid back juggling convention based on a small, traditionally run farm in the heart of the rural Suffolk countryside.“ I went on a mission to discover the truth of the matter once and for all. SPOILER: It’s True.   Saturday – Travel I made …

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The Israeli Juggling Convention 2019 – Review

A small group us us went over to the 26th Israeli Juggling Convention. Here are all of things that I saw and I did, mixed in you may find information about the actual convention. Friday – Pre-Travel – Leg 1 I met with Ed at Kings Cross Station, and where else but platform 9 3/4 ? When I arrived, he …

IRC East Asia 2018 – IJA Regional Competition Highlights

IRC East Asia

The IJA Regional Competition – IRC East Asia 2018 took place at the Asian International Diabolo Cup (AIDC) in Taipei, Taiwan on the 26th of May. This was the first IRC to be held in this region of the world. The AIDC is a prestigious diabolo competition that has been running since 2005 and welcomes diabolists from throughout Asia to attend …

IRC Eurasia 2018 – IJA Regional Competition

IRC Eurasia

The IJA Regional Competition – IRC Eurasia 2018 took place at the Russian Juggling Convention (RJC) in Saint Petersburg on the 29th of June. This was the first IRC to be held in this region of the world. The convention was 5 days long and was attended by over 300 people – the most well attended RJC to date. This …

IRC South America 2018 Highlights Video – IJA Regional Competition

IRC South America

The IJA Regional Competition – IRC South America 2018 took place at the Paraguay Circus Convention in Encarnación, Paraguay on the 19th of October. The convention was 5 days long and was attended by over 800 people.  There was a diverse representation of jugglers from many South American countries, including Chile, Colombia, Brazil, Venezuela, Ecuador, Argentina, Paraguay, and Peru.  There …

IJA 2018 Fest Review

The 71st Annual IJA Festival convened at the Mass Mutual Center and nearby Symphony Hall in Springfield, Massachusetts July 16-22, 2018. Jugglers enjoyed the environs of this Art Deco city on a river in the Boston area. Special Guests included Michael Moschen, Wes Peden and Florence Huet. Moschen returned to his hometown for the event. Many other guest performers attended …

CATCH 2018 – The Cumbrian Juggling Convention (UK)

As part of the celebrations for Circus 250 (the 250th anniversary of the circus) the organising team of the Cumbria juggling conventions (AKA Rosie & chums) put on a special event, CATCH. CATCH was a week long juggling convention held in Appleby in Westmorland which was jam packed with shows and workshops. Here follow my memories from the week: Monday …

Berlin Juggling Convention, 2018

Directions to BJC were easy to follow and as I neared the site, I saw stenciled clubs pointing me in the right direction. I arrived just as they were opening the gates. They give everyone a temporary pass which you can only upgrade to a proper pass if you do volunteer work. I took the first shift of badge control …

FireDrums 2018

FireDrums is the oldest fire dancing festival in the country, and once again it lives up to its reputation of being a mecca for fire dancing and flow arts. As far as flow oriented events go, it doesn’t get much better than this. More than 500 performers and enthusiasts convene on a hidden mountain valley in the rural Sierra Foothills …