I am one of the organisers for the Swedish Juggling Convention, SJC 2020. This is a yearly event where jugglers from both Sweden and other countries gather, juggle and in general have a ton of fun. We also view ourselves as a circus convention and welcome any and all circus disciplines. This year we have really invested in other circus disciplines besides juggling and really hope that as many circus disciplines as possible will be represented at the convention. We will have a practice gym with aerial acrobatics and we will have both aerial acrobats and handstand-artists in the gala show and who also will give awesome workshops on top of that. This year the convention will take place on the easter weekend, 10-13 april in Gävle. We have an awesome lineup to the gala show and workshops, including Wes Peden, Lauri Koskinen and Luke Burrage.
It is going to be a lot of fun, something you shouldn't miss, see more info in the event:
The website http://svenskjonglering.se will be updated shortly with information also for those who are not a fan of Facebook. :)
Is there going to be a guelph juggling festival this year? I do not see it on the events list.
Heyo! I'm hoping to get some funding from my university to send our Juggling club members to Rochester for the Spring Juggle In. Can someone explain to me any costs of the event that I might be able to expect? I know most of it is free but is there anything besides transportation and a place to sleep that might cost money?
This page, in spite of its URL, is for a 2020 festival in Rochester NY. Most things are free. It looks like there is a fee for the Gala show but it’s not posted yet.
The show cost is typically in the late teens of USD, if I remember correctly.
Great that you're doing this! It's a great fest, and I hope to see you there!
For some reason, it's taken me this long to join this site despite benefiting from its information for many years. My name is Christian Kloc and I've been juggling professionally (or trying to anyway) in Washington, D.C., for the last three years. To the mostly government/non-profit employees working 9-5 jobs in this city, I am a unicorn. I organized the University of Maryland's Congress of Jugglers during my time as a student there, and currently keep the local circus community connected and informed through The Circus District blog/newsletter (www.circusdistrict.com).
Happy palindrome day and happy juggling!
Here are all the links posted during January 2020:
I just recently broke the 4 and 5 ball blind records, and I am super keen to have these records confirmed by juggle wiki and other websites. Could anybody lend me a hand in this process as I’ve never done this before? Thanks :D
Where can you find the blind records? Juggle wiki only does most objects qualified for blind records.
This one, in which I’ve broken the 4 and 5 ball run for the most juggling catches blind.
Oh my god Mike I love your juggling! I’ve posted a live video beforehand but I got very inspired to do blind juggling from you! Thank you man :)
Nice videos! I sent them to a friend who is god-tier at counting catches, he verified they were records and updated the wiki. You're official!
And thanks, I'm glad you liked the blind videos. It's great you've been able to take it this far.
Alex Lubker Has taken them off. Here are some comment excerpts: I won't be accepting any blind juggling records from you unless you can provide more convincing evidence that you're really juggling blind. Maybe if you juggled with a bucket over your head...?
Good choice. The recent 5 ball 'blind' record attempt is so clearly not blind; unless the dude has some kind of bat-like echolocation technique he'd have no way of adjusting his hand placement to make a catch.
Isn't Brendan Kelbie this same guy who have been continuously trying to fake blindfold runs to get posted here?
(those are not all from alex) Here is what I have to say: In the 5 ball video I can see your eyes at the bottom and when you take it off you push It down a bit.
I’ve seen, blindfold isn’t good enough apparently so I did it with my eyes closed
I've got to say in both those videos the blindfolds appear to be a little too high to be entirely covering your eyes, the head tilting back doesn't help either. I can see why Alex isn't entirely convinced. The problem with blind juggling is that only the juggler can verify if they can or cannot see.
The most convincing blindfold I've seen was used by a magician of middle-Eastern appearance I vaguely recall seeing on the Paul Daniels magic show in the early 90s. He took a big ball of dough, moulded it into a flatbread shape & slapped it clearly over his eyes then tied it in place with a bandanna. He then had audience members write sums on a chalk board that he would solve. He also asked a volunteer to draw a symbol for him to embellish into a drawing. The volunteer did a squiggle, then he added a load of other squiggles which formed an unrecognisable pattern. He stopped & asked, "Can you tell what it is yet? It's my wife!" before continuing the drawing into a beautiful picture of a woman in an elaborately patterned hijab.
The blindfold was thoroughly convincing to me but there is no way he could have performed these feats without being able to see. Googling reveals a magician named Kuda Bux did the same routine in the 1950s which pretty much confirms it is a trick.
& because everything is on Youtube:
Most of my recollections are correct!
I think you need coins over your eyes and then gaffa tape over the coins.
(I should post better quality versions of some of my "proudest" renegade moments some time).
I can’t seem to see the videos, so I’m not going to comment on this individual case but am going to respond to “unless the dude has some kind of bat-like echolocation technique he'd have no way of adjusting his hand placement to make a catch“. I can do 3 balls and 3 clubs a bit blindfold. With time your definitely learn to adjust your hand placement, even without being able to see. You do this by learning what it feels like to release a ball slightly too far forward/backwards/left/right and then how to correct it. It is possible, although I agree any massive corrects would make me suspicious about whether it was legitimate.
I can qualify 6 balls and run 5 for a while. I have been working on my backcrosses for a long time now(balls and clubs) I seem to have alot of issues doing 2 in a row. One drill I work on alot is have one ball always be a backcross so you have one back Cross 2 normal and it repeats. I can run this for a while but Right when I try to make 2 in a row it take way more attempts than I think it should. Often I will hit my back or just have a horrible throw. Does anyone have and tips or drill for me to work on to try to get better?
Thanks for the help!
It's hard to help without seeing the backcross, but one thing that could cause the problem:
Many people move their body around to make space for the backcross. This works fine when doing backcrosses on one side only, but not when connecting opposite side throws. Try to keep as much as possible a neutral body & shoulder position when doing backcrosses, maybe this will help you.
I flashed 9 balls at the age of 13 years 19 days: https://youtu.be/v97w1JPgZHE.
I wish to know if I am the youngest Canadian to do this as I am more concerned about national honors then world honors(currently anyway.)
If you know thank you very much.
P.S. Flashes without video evidence won't count yet If you know of any please let me know.
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