Cirque Dreams Holidaze

Cirque Dreams, the Florida based production company, is sending their perennial favorite, “Holidaze,” on the road again. The cast of thirty multi-national artists splash the stage with color for the two hour show. Splendid costumes, sparkling sets, and high level skills keep the audience delighted. Included in this parade of skits, songs, and routines are a toss juggler, a rola …

Big Apple Circus

The Big Apple Circus features not one but three jugglers this year. The Circus is in town (New York, at Lincoln Center) until  January 27th. Then it’ll play The National Harbor in Maryland from February 14th until March 24th. They begin with a colorful Company intro, where all the performers fill the circus ring and do one or two tricks …

New York – Sexy juggling: Biting the Big Apple

Why do people come to New York? For the culture. For the excitement. For work. To make your dreams come true. For the juggling. All the right reasons. Did someone say ‘juggling’? Let’s look at two recent ongoing shows that feature jugglers. Bindlestiff Family Cirkus “Cabaret” at The Cutting Room, and “Burlesque Night” at the Slipper Room. Bindlestiff Family Circus …

“Volta” a Cirque du Soleil production

Volta is the latest touring show by Cirque du Soleil. It is the next logical step in the evolution of new circus, so much so that the word ‘circus’ itself is almost obsolete. Further and further in the past are the animal acts, the sawdust, the clowns, the ringmaster, and the legendary acts, wire walkers, flyers, and sharpshooters. Now it’s …

Jugglers at Cirque de Demain 2018

Festival Mondial du Cirque de Demain, which translates to something like the Global Festival of the Circus of Tomorrow, had it’s 39th edition in Paris last week. As every year, many young circus performers compete for various medals, special prizes and awards. You can also find reviews from previous editions on eJuggle, 2017 and 2016. As in the previous years …

Product Review: Ringdama

Ringdama is a new skill toy invented by well-known juggler Daniel Holzman. Dan’s previous skill toy, Volcano Ball, was a new take on the old tube and balls routine and tennis can and balls. The Ringdama is based on the skill toys kendama and cup and ball.   The Ringdama consists of a wooden cup with four cut outs and …

Jugglers at Cirque de Demain 2017

Cirque de Demain is the large circus festival in Paris for young, high level circus professionals. Read on about my review of the various juggling acts and other standouts. You can also read my previous review of this festival in 2016 here. This year, 24 circus acts were selected to perform at Demain. Because they don’t allow animal acts, and …

Chocfest 2017 – The York Juggling Convention Review (UK)

The 22nd annual juggling convention held in the city of York took place on Saturday 28th January. Here follows my recount of the day. Travel and Breakfast We tried to revive the Chocfest tradition of going to the A64 Red Bus Café on the way to the convention and eating a deliciously unhealthy breakfast in the freezing cold on the …

Cirque du Soleil’s Paramour, on Broadway

Cirque du Soleil’s first ever Broadway theater production is Paramour and it’s everything you hoped for. They really went bananas. Now let’s get something clear: this is not a circus, it’s a Broadway play, a musical comedy, to be exact. But it has a lot of circus in it, including a solo juggler, Kyle Driggs. It actually has more circus …