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  • Jugglers at Cirque de Demain 2017

    Feb 08, 2017 No Comments

    PDF 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 pe...

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  • Bert Holt And Chyrs Holt – Aerial Jugglers

    Feb 10, 2016 2 Comments

    PDF Bert Holt Bert Holt was a well known juggler from Freiburg, Germany. His actual last name was Bertholt, but he split it up to create his stage name. He began juggling at a young age and originally did a ground act, as you can see in the following rare photograph from the collection of ...

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  • Jugglers at Cirque de Demain 2016 – Review

    Feb 04, 2016 No Comments

    PDF The 37th Festival Mondial du Cirque de Demain was very interesting for object manipulation! Besides diabolo and club-passing there were a few disciplines making their festival début: Kendama, levistick, and pendulum juggling all made an appearance on stage. On January 30th, 2016, I wit...

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  • Cirque Mechanics present: Pedal Punk

    Dec 23, 2015 No Comments

    PDF An exclusively American circus, based out of Las Vegas, Cirque Mechanic is growing year by year and adding innovative performances and hot young artists to their roster. Chris Lashua, who founded the company in 2005 presents Pedal Punk at the historic New Victory Theater in Times Square...

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  • Cirque Ziva Chinese Acrobats Review

    Dec 29, 2014 No Comments

    PDF The Golden Dragon Acrobats from Cangzhou, China, present Cirque Ziva. New Victory Theater, Times Square, New York. Til January 4th (many sold out shows, new shows may be added). I’ve seen many troops of Chinese Acrobats over the years in New York, Jerusalem, Orlando, etc. They never c...

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  • Big Apple Circus – Metamorphosis

    Nov 17, 2014 1 Comment

    PDF The Big Apple Circus runs from now until January 11th in Lincoln Center, in Manhattan’s Upper West Side. The show is two hours long including intermission. On Wednesdays there is a two for one ticket deal and no intermission (75 minutes). Perennial Ringmaster John Kennedy Kane keeps t...

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  • Mother Africa at the New Victory Theater, Times Square, New York

    Dec 30, 2013 No Comments

    PDF The first thing you notice is the plethora of color. Colorful sights and colorful sounds. African costumes, and African music. Before during and after each act. The format is traditional circus. Act follows act. But instead of clowns between the acts, the troop comes out and does a hig...

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  • Big Apple Circus, 2013- Luminocity

    Nov 30, 2013 No Comments

    PDF The Big Apple Circus is back again. Every year it’s pretty much completely different in terms of acts and themes. This year’s theme, “Luminocity,” puts you in the hustle and bustle of Times Square, New York, and the performers are just plain folks walking down the street under t...

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  • Circus Pages 2013 Show Review

    Jun 28, 2013 No Comments

    PDF Florida-based touring circus show Circus Pages returned to the Lenawee County Fairgrounds in Adrian, MI for two shows on June 5th, 2013. Now in its 23 annual touring season, Circus Pages brought back many of its usual acts along with a few new ones. Like the previous year, this year it ...

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  • Notes and queries and a case full of clubs: Style Notes

    Aug 27, 2012 No Comments

    PDF One word which is often bandied about in discussions and descriptions of jugglers and juggling is “style”. Some have it, some don’t. Someone juggles in a particular style, or has their own distinctive and defining style. But what does it really mean to have style, and ...

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