Juggle This 2011

Plan to use your vacation (*cough*cough* and sick) days wisely traveling to juggling conventions.

In North America

Victoria Juggling Festival
February 18 – 20, 2011 at the University of Victoria, Canada. http://web.uvic.ca/~juggling/

Jugglefest XVIII
February 25 – 27, 2011, University of Texas, Austin. http://juggling.place.org/jugglefest/

Juggle This!
March 5 – 6, 2011, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY. http://www.jugglenyc.com

Northwest Arkansas Juggling Festival
March 11 – 13, 2011, Northwest Arkansas at UA in Fayetteville. http://sites.google.com/site/jugglingrsoclub/upcoming-events/juggling-festival

19th Annual UW Juggling Festival
March 12 – 13, 2011, University of Waterloo, Canada.

Humboldt Juggling Festival
March 17 – 20, 2011, Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA. http://humboldtjugglingsociety.org

34th RIT Spring Juggle-In
April 1 – 3, 2011, RIT in Rochester, NY. http://www.rit.edu/sg/jugglingclub/jugglein/

April 1 – 3, 2011, Concordia University, Ganglehoff Center, St. Paul, MN. http://www.mondofest.org/festival

Tucson Juggling Festival
April 8 – 10, 2011, Catalina State Park. http://tucsonjuggling.org/festival-2

April Fools Juggling Festival
April 8 – 10, 2011, Miccosukee Land Co-op. http://tallahasseetricksters.com/

Santa Cruz Juggling Festival
May 6 – 8, 2011, UCSC, Santa Cruz, CA. http://ucscjuggling.com/festival/

Congress of Jugglers 2011
May 6 – 8, 2011, University of Maryland, College Park. http://www.studentorg.umd.edu/juggling

2011 Flatland Juggling Festival
May 13 – 15, 2011, Bison Sports Center, Lincoln, NE. http://www.underthecouch.com/flatland/index.html

2011 Ann Arbor Juggling Arts Festival
May 14, 2011, Ann Arbor, MI, United States. http://www.umich.edu/~juggle/festival/index.html

Light & Motion
June 4 – 5, 2011, 1401 10th Ave. S.E. Calgary, AB, Canada. http://lightandmotion.ca/

Boulder Juggling Festival
June 17th, 2011, Boulder Circus Center, Boulder, Colorado. Event on Facebook.

Spin Out
June 17 – 19, 2011, Camp Maskepetoon, Alberta, Canada. http://www.spinoutevents.com

2nd Annual MadSkillz Vancouver 2011 Flow, Juggle, Spin
June 24 – 26, 2011, Circus West, Canada. http://www.madskillzvancouver.com

July 5 – 10, 2011, Springfield, IL. http://www.thewjf.com/wjf7

2011 IJA Juggling Festival
July 18 – 24, 2011, Mayo Civic Center, Rochester, MN. http://www.juggle.org/festival

No official dates, but look out for

Portland Juggling Festival

NYC Unicycle Festival 2
Early September. http://nycunifest.com/2011.html

Early October. http://www.phillyjugglers.com/

November, http://www.allinjest.com/jugglingfestclub.html


Winter Juggling Convention (Winter Jongleer Weekend)
February 18 – 20, 2011, Heerlen Netherlands. http://www.jongleercollectief.nl

Bath UpChuck 2011
February 26, 2011, University of Bath, United Kingdom. http://www.bathupchuck.co.uk

Jugando con números: taller/grupo de trabajo sobre malabares y matemáticas
March 4 – 16, 2011, Centro de cultura digital Medialab-Prado en Madrid Spain. http://medialab-prado.es/article/jugando_con_numeros

Professional Residential Clown Course
March 6 – April 2, 2011, Escola de Clown de Barcelona, Spain. http://www.escoladeclown.eu

Dresdner Jonglierfestival

March 11 – 13, 2011, Marchgon Arena, Dresden, Germany. http://www.jonglieren-dresden.de/

11. Bremer Jonglierconvention
April 1 – 3, 2011, University of Bremen, Germany. http://www.bremer-jonglierconvention.ws-online.de/

British Juggling Convention 2011
April 15 – 20, 2011, Harvey Hadden Stadium, Nottingham, UK. http://www.bjc2011.co.uk

April 22 – 25, 2011, Bruggertstraat 60 7545 AX, Enschede, Netherlands. http://www.circustijdgeest.nl

GMTW-German Muni und Trial Wochenende

April 22 – 25, 2011, Bikepark Zone B, Morenhaus, Germany. http://gmtw2011.de

Lestival IV – the 4th Leicester Circus Festival
May 7, 2011, Brockington College, Leicester, UK. http://leicesterjugglers.org/lestival

May 21, 2011, Roundtower in Copenhagen, DenMarchk. http://www.cirkusklub.dk/rundetaarn.htm

Bungay Balls Up 2011
May 21 – 30, 2011, Hulver Farm, St Michael South Elmham near Bungay, UK. http://juggler.net/bungayballsup/

The Juggling Launch Pad
May 23 – 25, 2011, Greentop Circus Centre, UK. http://www.greentop.org

Professional Residential Clown Course
May 29 – June 25, 2011, Escola de Clown de Barcelona, Spain. http://www.escoladeclown.eu

Boudu La Jongle
May 31 – June 5, 2011, Toulouse, France. http://www.parhazart.org

Dutch Juggling Convention
June 2 – 5, 2011, Enschede, Netherlands. http://njf2011.nl

Circalira 2
June 4, 2011, Ripoll Catalunya (Pyrenees 90 mins north of Barcelona) Spain. http://www.facebook.com/pages/CIRCALIRA/121183491241832

Southern Lights Festival
June 9 – 12, 2011, Kimmeridge/Dorset, UK. http://www.southernlightsfestival.co.uk

Berlin Juggling Convention | Berliner Jonglier Convention
June 23 – 26, 2011, FEZ Wuhlheide, Berlin, Germany. http://circulum.de/convention/11/

V Street Art Festival Ulicznicy: Juggling Days
July 1 – 3, 2011, Park Chopina, Gliwice, Poland. http://www.ulicznicy.pl

25ème Festival Suisse de Jonglerie à Genève.
July 8 – 10, 2011, Genève, Switzerland. http://www.juggling.ch/geneve2011/fr/geneve2011.html

Carnaval Sztukmistrzów
July 28 – 31, 2011, Lublin, Poland. http://www.sztukmistrze.pl

Professional Residential Clown Course
August  1 – 28, 2011, Escola de Clown de Barcelona, Spain. http://www.escoladeclown.eu

34th European Juggling Convention (EJC) 2011
August 6 – 14, 2011, München, Germany. http://www.ejc2011.org/

V Street Art Festival Ulicznicy: Fire and Drums contest
August 26 – 28, 2011, Park Chopina, Gliwice, Poland. http://www.ulicznicy.pl

JJF2011 (Japan Juggling Festival)
October 8 -10, 2011. Tokyo. http://www.juggling.jp/jjf/jjf2011/en/index.html

If we have left your event off the list feel free to email details info@dube.com and we will try to add it. Most details via the IJA website.

The following is a fairly comprehensive list of upcoming juggling conventions in the USA. Let us know if you’re planning on attending any of these festivals, or if we’ve left anything out!

30th April – 2nd May, 2010 The Little Apple Juggling Festival, Manhattan, KS.
1st May, 2010 University of Arkansas Dayfest and Juggling Show, Fayetteville, AR.
7th – 9th May, 2010 Congress of Jugglers 2010, College Park, MD.
14th – 16th May, 2010 Santa Cruz Juggling and Circus Arts Festival, Santa Cruz, CA.
15th May, 2010 Ann Arbor Juggling Arts Festival, Ann Arbor, MI.
4th – 6th June, 2010 Flatland Juggling Festival, Omaha, NE.
18th – 20th June 2010 Boulder Juggling Festival, Boulder, CO.
19th June, 2010 WJD in Monroe, Veterans Park, Monroe, MI.
9th – 11th July, 2010 Berkeley Juggling and Unicycling Festival, Berkeley, CA.
21st – 25th July, 2010 WJF 6, Riviera Hotel Las Vegas, NV.
24th July, 2010 2010 Christian Jugglers’ Association Free Convention, Lenoir City, TN.
26th – 31st July, 2010 63rd Annual IJA Jugglers’ Festival, Sparks, NV.
13th – 15th August, 2010 Cascade Jugglers’ Festival, Renton, WA.
3rd – 5th September, 2010 NYC Unicycle Festival, New York, NY.
1st – 3rd October, 2010 Kansas City Juggling Festival, Kansas City, MO.
2nd – 3rd October, 2010 Philly Fest 2010, Philadelphia, PA.

Thanks to the Internet Juggling Database.

By Kyle Petersen (aka Awesome Kyle, host of the Late Show)

The show started off with a bang, as I came out with a purple top hat with a purple feather, purple shirt, purple tie, sequined vest and purple shoe laces. I was about to mount my purple unicycle when my arch nemesis Michael Richter (of Ringling Brothers) appeared on stage with his unicycle and stole my thunder. After a well-fought unicycle duel, he was escorted off stage by security.

Up-and-coming diaboloist Robin Hu brought the house down with his new Sundia Fly Diabolos, which he purchased at our store just a few weeks ago. He almost chickened out of his performance but I convinced him to go on stage. I’m really glad he did, and so was everyone in attendance.

I was particularly impressed with A Different Spin, a scarlet-clad juggling troupe who showed up and asked to be included in the show. When I saw their costumes, I couldn’t refuse. They did an outstanding job, look for them in the future.

The most popular act of the night by far was Chris McDaniel, who performed an amazing wild west cowboy act. The crowd roared he cracked whips, spun ropes, and sang songs. Chris later apologized to me for going on too long, but I hadn’t noticed. Naomi was particularly impressed by his agile Texas skip, a very difficult trick. His performance was magical, and I was really grateful he came.

But for me, the highlight of the evening was passing clubs around my mom, and debuting my brand new wooden stacking boxes. The boxes look really crisp on stage, and they stack up so neatly. I’m kinda obsessed with them… I stacked up 9 boxes, but the next day the legendary Jay Green taught me a new type of 9 box stack. I hope to share it with you shortly.

The show closed just as strong as it started, with the country-bluegrass stylings of Steve Dagz and the Scallywags. The crowd was a-hootin’ and a-hollerin’ as Steve and his quartet played the show out.

All-in-all, it was one of the best nights of my life. I can’t wait to host next year’s show. If you were in attendance, let us know if you had a favorite part!

Photos and post by Naomi Donabedian. Thanks to Esy Casey for equipment and guidance.

Mark your calendars! The 9th annual New York City juggling festival is taking place April 8th-11th at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY (for directions, click here). We’re very excited, here’s a rundown of the festivities:

Thursday: Open juggling at the Pratt Student Union from 7-11 pm.

Friday: Open juggling from 5-10:30 pm at the ARC building.

Saturday: Open juggling and workshops from 10am-7pm at the ARC building.

Sunday: Open juggling, workshops and games from 10am-5pm at the ARC building.

But wait, there’s more! The festival also includes an outstanding stage show Saturday night at 7:30 pm. The show features world class jugglers and variety performers from around the globe, and tickets are just $10. We recommend buying tickets in advance because the show will sell out, though tickets will be on sale Friday and Saturday during the convention.

And that’s not all! The convention also features a late show, starting at roughly 11pm at the Pratt Student Union hosted by me, Kyle Petersen. The show is open stage format, which means anyone can come up off the street and perform a short set. The show will run 2 hours, and viewer discretion is advised.

For directions to Pratt, click here. For a campus map, click here.

Hope to see you there!

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