2014 Cleveland Circus Review

For the third consecutive year, the Case Western Reserve University Juggling Club hosted The Cleveland Circus juggling convention. The weekend-long festival took place in one of the University’s spacious buildings. The main practice area was had more than enough room for all the jugglers in attendance and all the many activities that came with it. Vendors lined the perimeter of the …

Festival Malabarero

Just down the street from a classic Spanish cathedral, nestled close to the base of a desert-y hill, which juts straight up in the middle of a large dry valley – there is a park.  Across the street, a popsicle store sells mouthwatering popsicles made of nothing but fruit and cream – mango and coconut are my personal favorites.  Down …

The 2014 IJA Festival Review

The 67th annual IJA festival was held in West Lafayette, Indiana. Like the previous year, this event was also held at a college campus, this year being Purdue University. The Festival Director for this event was Cody “Pyrus” Fiereck, who comes from a background in organizing fire festivals. The main practice space was a large gymnasium with hardwood floors. Vendors …

EJC 2014 – Open Stages

This is the second in a three part series. See part one: EJC 2014 – General Review. Part three will be about the Legends of the Stage and Gala shows. Before I get into the review, I want to give a big shout out to the wonderful photographers who let me reproduce their work (over 150 photos) in this article. …

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EJC 2014 – General Review

This was my third EJC. Aside from the previous Millstreet in 2006, I was in Munich in 2011. There is so much to write about, so this review is going to be divided into several parts: In this one, I’ll give a general overview of EJC 2014 with many of the events and goings-on. Part two will talk about the …

Kinetic Fire 2014 Review

The 2014 Kinetic Fire Festival took place May 15th-18th, 2014 at Hannon’s Camp in College Corner, Ohio. This has been the venue for Kinetic Fire for the past few years, and it lends itself well to the event, with plenty of open space and beautiful outdoor scenery. An interesting factoid about Kinetic Fire this year: one of the organizers of …

Juggle This Review

Juggle This NYC! June 5-8, 2014 By Viveca Gardiner Hundreds of jugglers descended on New York City for Juggle This! a four-day festival of juggling games, workshops, shows, lectures, panel discussions, and other activities. The city’s twelfth festival kicked off with an afternoon of open juggling in Bryant Park. The morning was rainy, but by midday, the sun was shining, …

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 …