eJuggle: Fest Reviews

2013 Mexico IJA Regional Competition

Haga clic aquí para ver el artículo en español… From an acrobatic ninja clown with flower sticks, to a hooper spinning on the ground with a hula hoop on her bun, to intricate and creative club manipulation, to a giraffe unicyclist playing jamming tunes on a saxophone – the 2013 Mexico IJA Regional Competition (IRC) gracefully incorporated the  format of the IJA …

Kansas City Juggling Festival 2013

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 Tuesday before the festival, so I was able to not only meet …

The 2013 IJA Festival Review

The 66th annual International Jugglers’ Association Festival took place from July 15th-21st, 2013.  The event featured everything from busking, vaudeville, stage championships, a cascade of stars, and juggling 27/7 in two spacious gymnasia at Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio. This year marked the return of the IJA to a collegiate setting, and brought together jugglers from all …

Kinetic Fire 2013 Review

The third annual Kinetic Fire Festival took place from May 16th through May 19th, 2013 in College Corner, OH. Kinetic Fire is put on by the Axis Mundi Collective, which strives to support the growth and development of the Flow-arts community, mainly by putting on fire festivals all over the United States. Other fire events they put on include the …

Austin Jugglefest XX

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 festivals of the past year.  It’s a festival every juggler should highlight on …

Madfest 2013 Review

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 juggling area for all the jugglers in attendance. The back end of the gym …

St Louis Festival Review and Poem

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 always attracts a great group of jugglers and …

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

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 country even more awesome! In this article I’ll give you a review of the 14th Brazilian Juggling and Circus Convention (CBMC, …

Cleveland Circus Review

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 fun. Welcoming jugglers of any skill level, the festival began on …