Meteor Spinning – A Video Survey

Meteor Spinning is a very old form of juggling / object manipulation the utilizes two weighted objects attached by a long rope. The objects can be balls, bowls of water, torches, or other similar items. Originating in China, it started as a form of martial arts. You can click here to learn more about the use of the meteor as a weapon.

It is believed that the skill started to transition from martial art to performance art around 1500 years ago. There are various styles of meteor work, with some performers focusing on spinning, others on tossing, and others on contact-style moves. It can be done solo or in groups. It also lends itself to incorporating dance and acrobatics with it. The collection of videos below will show you a broad spectrum of what can be done with this style of juggling.

Below are tutorials on how to get started learning meteor spinning and how to make a water meteor.

David Cain is a professional juggler, juggling historian, and the owner of the world's only juggling museum, the Museum of Juggling History. He is a Guinness world record holder and 15 time IJA gold medalist. In addition to his juggling pursuits, David is a successful composer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and singer as well as the author of twenty-four books. He and his children live in Middletown, OH (USA).

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