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Dasha -

Hello to all jugglers from the Czech Republic, we are happy to announce that the 20th edition of our International juggling and theatre workshop ALEJE will take place 21.-27.8.2021 in Spalene Porici castle near Pilsen, CZ. This year the masterclass will be given by CHRIS PATFIELD.
For more info and online registration please follow our web: http://divadlokufr.cz/aleje-en/
The workshop is max for 40 people and takes place under the valid covid regulations (PCR test not older than 72 hours our completed vaccination).
We are looking forward to meeting you! Dasha and Adela from KUFR Theatre 🤹🤸‍♀️❤️

Mike Moore -

The virtual IJA festival started today!

The schedule's here: https://festival.juggle.org/schedule/

With a bunch of workshops, a show every day, and panels.

Jochen Setzer -

Hello there, thanks for letting me join this forum. I am a beginner juggler living in the Blue Mountains in Australia. So far I can only do the three ball cascade but I am working on some four ball juggling tricks right now. Cheers, Jochen

The Void - - Parent

Welcome aboard, Jochen. Straight to 4-ball tricks, though? 3-ball tricks can be a lot of fun. Well, anyhow, enjoy the ride!

7b_wizard - - Parent

hi & welcome

Tufty - - Parent

Hey Jochen

if you're already working on 4 ball tricks, you're not that much of a beginner. We're all still learning, after all, regardless of how long we've been throwing things up and letting them drop. What tricks are you working on?

Simon

Jochen Setzer - - Parent

Thanks Simon, I am working on the asynchronous and synchronous 4 ball fountain. A few weeks in I am seeing lots of progress but I am not quite there yet. Good point about learning more three ball tricks. I think that's what I will work on next. Just out of interest: Do you have a daily routine around your juggling practise?

Orinoco -

Lovely showcase of Masahiro Takahashi's talents.

https://youtu.be/f-9orzkdJyw

Film & juggling style very reminiscent of the Toby Walker DVD from back in the day.

Topper - - Parent

Thanks for posting that. I really enjoyed it.
One for next years BJC.

Vincent Groenhuis -

Hi! I'm Vincent, a member of CatchUp, a juggling association in Enschede, The Netherlands.
CatchUp is organizing the HJW, which will take place from August 6-8, 2021. Chances are quite high that the event will actually take place! Volleyclub and Fight Night tournaments will also be held. Prereg will be open July 1st, full weekend price is €50.
Website: http://www.ejvcatchup.nl/wp/en/hjw-en/ . Please spread the word among your friends, thanks!

Vincent Groenhuis - - Parent

Oh, and I mostly do club passing. Started loooong time ago.

5balls - - Parent

Hi Vincent,

I'm Florian, I believe we have met at the last passout convention (did you have a full beard at that time?).
Will there be a registration form on the webpage when registration is open?
Or how does one register?

Thanks, I'm looking forward to this convention :)

Cheers,
Florian

5balls - - Parent

Nevermind, found the link :)

7b_wizard -

What's the worst conditions you ever had to or did juggle in?
[ rather 'seriously', kind'a sheduled stint, I mean not just for joy in the mud for a couple yer minutes or not just a couple 'e y'attempts in a thunderstorm jus' for a good laugh ]

The Void - - Parent

Not sure about "worst", but most annoying was when I was booked to entertain as a juggler, and on arrival at the venue, finding I could very nearly touch the ceiling with my outstretched arm. 3 balls ahoy!

7b_wizard - - Parent

Haha, okay!

Cedric Lackpot - - Parent

Hmm, I recall working as a fire juggler many years ago in somewhere cold, wet, and northern such as Huddersfield or Rochdale. It was also bastard cold, sleeting/snowing, and blowing a gale. I used custom torches at that time - heavy build, shortish in length, and enormous wicks. Those bastards were heavy AF and hard on your hands but in general they didn't get blown around by the wind at all, they were much more stable than even Renegade clubs.

But not that day, oh no, if there was a bit of a gust at the moment when I threw a single spin it would move sideways a metre before coming back level with my hands ... which sadly by that time were already a metre away and receding fast.

7b_wizard - - Parent

oh yeah, sounds very horrible ;o}

Orinoco - - Parent

I once performed in a circus scene for an outdoor opera. On one night it rained so hard it drowned out the sound of the singers. We did point out that we couldn't perform in the conditions but nobody cared. Part of our set was a devilstick routine & we were using old style devilsticks (this was before the hyper-grippy Lunastix style props) they might as well have been made from soap. After about 20 drops & not succeeding in keeping the prop afloat for more than 3 seconds I decided that learning to cope with the conditions in front of the audience was not a great idea & just juggled them instead, but the rain was so hard it hurt to keep your eyes open so I barely did more than a cascade. The acrobats slipped & fell flat. Afterwards it was a strip & wring out your underpants affair.

It was hilarious. Not sure the punters thought so.

7b_wizard - - Parent

Oh, my goodness! Impossible, ugly and mean as conditions.

Monte - - Parent

Sobriety.

7b_wizard - - Parent

hehe^^

Little Paul -

Penn Jillette talks juggling and the olympics with Jason Garfield

https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cub21ueWNvbnRlbnQuY29tL2QvcGxheWxpc3QvOWI3ZGFjZGYtYTkyNS00Zjk1LTg0ZGMtYWM0NjAwMzQ1MWZmLzNlZjNjMjQ0LTFkNmEtNGYxZC04N2E0LWFjYjgwMDJmZDZhZS8yMGJlMDU0Zi03YTVlLTQyZDktYmY3ZC1hY2I4MDAyZmQ2YjgvcG9kY2FzdC5yc3M/episode/NmY0ZDdlM2MtODQ3Ni00OWQ5LWE3ODMtYWQ0ODAwMzc4NGMy

The WJF is still a thing (I’m not sure I would have believed it would be 15 years ago) and it’s really nice to hear Jason talking about it without any of the ludicrous angry character he used to trot out back then.

Worth a listen if you’ve got an hour spare

Mïark -

You can now register for this year's online European Juggling Convention (EJC) - FOR FREE!
You can watch the Hanko Gala from anywhere in the world as well as attend the EJA's General Assembly to vote for future EJCs.

Follow this link to register: https://prereg.eja.net

#VEJC2021

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