Spanish yoyo champion Daniel Tamariz does the unthinkable and actually breathes legitimately new creative life into the old idea of yoyoing with a juggling ring. This concept has been around for at least 30 years, first performed by Dale Myrberg looping through sewing hoops, and then by myself and Sky Kiyabu in the late 90s using juggling rings as an extra mount point. But I’ve gotta say, this is by far the best iteration of the concept that I’ve ever seen, and I can’t wait to see where else Daniel takes it.
Ryan Mellors, Keith Marshall, and Valery Imus put together a really inspiring juggling video with some unique concepts for Master Ong’s Prop Shop. Enjoy!
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.