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!
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 ]
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!
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.
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.
Penn Jillette talks juggling and the olympics with Jason Garfield
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
poll how long since you last juggled or manipulated or did your artistry or kendama or your thing here ?
Thanks for taking part! ( 'confessing' / 'showing off' / .. ;o} )
So if I answered earlier today and my answer has now changed, should I answer again? ;)
For those that don't want to tell thieves when they will be out of the house you can now list yourself as attending an event without revealing your name publicly until after the event has ended.
Thanks to Void for the tip!
The European Juggling Convention (EJC) is going online this year! The Virtual European Juggling Convention - VEJC is a collaboration between the EJC 2021 Hanko team and the EJA and will run from Friday 23rd to Sunday 25th July 2021.
The event will be free of charge and there will be the Hanko Gala, and the EJA General Assembly (where jugglers can vote on where EJC 2023 will be).
There will also be workshops and other fun events - but they need your help! If you want to run a workshop or an event please contact VEJC@eja.net
See listing on Juggling Edge event page
BJC 2022 Tickets are really, genuinely & indeed actually now on sale:
Festival is in Ramsgate from Tuesday, 2022-04-12 to Sunday, 2022-04-17. For more details see:
It should have been Circus Stad (Rotterdam Circus Festival) this week, but they've moved a few things online given one thing and another.
But circusstad.nl/programma/circuspeurtocht/ is fun
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