IJA Regional Competitions – Central America
The IJA partnered with the Guatecirko Circus Festival in Guadalajara, to host the IRC Central America 2019 on April 12th in Guatemala. There were 13 total competitor entries, with 9 performers selected to move to the finals. It was the highest skill level the IRC has seen in this region. Check out the full list of finalists.
IRC Central America 2018 Highlights Video
In 2015, the IJA partnered with Malabarismo Tico of Costa Rica to hold the inaugural IRC Central America at the World Juggling Day celebration in San Jose. The 2nd annual event was also held in Costa Rica. In 2017 and 2019, the IRC traveled to Guatemala and was hosted by the national circus festival, Guatecirko, and the 2018 event took place at the Encuentro Salvadoreño de Malabares y Circo in El Salvador. The IJA’s goal is to annually rotate partnership with different festivals in each of the Central American countries.
IRC Central America Medalists
|2019||Richi Fallas Montero||Nohelia Zuniga||Bryan Argueta|
|2018||Estuardo Camposano||Levi Valdiva||Cesar Amaruc|
|2017||Jose Pablo Chavarria Mora||César Castillo Mora||Adriana Quiñonez|
|2016||Richi Fallas Montero||César Castillo Mora||Juan Pablo Granados|
|2015||Gabriel Estrada||Roy Chacon||Geovanni Zamora|
IRCs of the World
Founded in 2011, the IJA Regional Competition (IRC) brings the IJA Stage Championship model to regional festivals around the world. The goals of this program include:
- To award competition routines with high caliber performance and technical skill, which are entertaining and marketable to a general public audience
- To promote the development and enhancement of juggling within each region (competitors must be residents or natives of the stated region)
- To unite the international juggling community by spreading awareness of the juggling culture in each region, through promotion of these events
Learn more about the IRCs around the world.