Jay Gilligan gave a great talk at TEDxHelsinki about the history and evolution of juggling props, and working with prop manufacturers to shape a new future for object manipulation. Jay Gilligan is a professional juggler and performer from Arcadia, Ohio currently performing and living in Europe. Jay is the main teacher of juggling and creator of the juggling program at the University of Dance and Circus in Stockholm, Sweden.
The Shoebox Tour America 2012 instant download is a master compilation cut from over 60 hours of footage taken during the 22 performances in 18 cities during 1 month. This rare video archives the last ever Shoebox Tour America, documenting the end to this 7 year project, a finale that needs to be seen to be believed!
The film captures the energy of the crowd as if you were right there watching the show live- one year in the making, all the best camera angles and edits make sure you see the craziest moments from each stop! Join us as we search for Colt 45, send text messages, and drink milkshakes… oh yeah, and juggle to live music from Swedish Royal Academy of Music graduate Erik Nilsson, as he drums on chalk boards, falls off his chair, and yodels at exactly the right moment. Available for instant download for $20, only at WesPeden.com. As a bonus, this download includes the video “More Fun Than Visiting a Zoo- Volume 1: Body Throw Variations as Arranged for 3 Balls”.
Juggling – Music
Prototype is the artistic representation of 5 years spent researching advanced juggling concepts. This work unites a series of collaborations and is divided into two main parts. One half of the show is dedicated to new juggling skills, inspired by new juggling props. The other part makes live music for the show through the juggling itself. The result is a rare collection of juggling imagery that has never been seen before.
Here’s an amazing juggling video featuring some crazy juggling clubs with really strong magnets in the handle and knobs. It’s great to get a chance to see a group of incredibly creative jugglers working out new ideas and concepts basically in real-time.
The International Juggler’s Association has announced the dates and opened registration info for their 2013 festival. To be held in Bowling Green, Ohio, the 2013 festival will be July 15th – 21st on the campus of Bowling Green State University. Festival packages start at $119/person for under 18, and $169/person for 18 and older, and there are also special workshops available with Steven Ragatz (Cirque du Soleil) and Jay Gilligan (University of Dance & Circus, Stockholm) for an additional fee.
Bowling Green, Ohio is located 80 miles south of Detroit and 120 miles west of Cleveland. Low-cost dorm housing is available, starting at $30/day for a shared room.
The IJA Festival is a full week of workshop, shows, special guest performances, informal teaching sessions, games, and hundreds of people throwing stuff at and around each other. If you’ve never been, it’s a fantastic trip for anyone interested in any kind of skill toys or object manipulation.
Visit the IJA festival page for more details.