"IJA Newsletter"              



May 1981                                      Volume 33  No. 2

Of conventions to come...

 Terry Butler, 1981 IJA convention chairman, is getting ready for the arrival of the multitudes on the campus of Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH, July 14-19. You'll find registration and competition entry forms inside.

Staging a week-long convention for 500 or so takes preparation and time. Now is the time for people to start thinking about the summer of 1982. Any member wanting to serve as convention chairman then needs to send a preliminary proposal to Gene Jones, IJA President, at Kenmore, NY  by July 1, and be prepared to present the proposal to the membership at the Cleveland convention business meeting.

The proposal should consider the housing and feeding of members, facilities for juggling, the public show, parade and competition, transportation around the convention site, security and costs.


The Midwest Jugglers Convention will be in

Bloomington, IL, June 5 - 7. For information write Jan Heideman,  Bloomington, IL.


The Fourth IJA European Convention has been designated the Rastelli Meeting and details are set.  It will occur September 18-20 at Inter Action, a community center on Wilkin Street, Kentish Town, London N.W. 5, England. Public transport provides easy access to the site and shopping centers are nearby.  The center will be open for juggling from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 18;9:30a.m. t04 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19 and 9:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 20. The public show will be at 7:30 Saturday night.

For further details, please send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to:  Tim Batson, Convention Coordinator,  London , England.

The Entertainers

Evgeni Biljauer is in Copenhagen , Denmark , with the Moscow Circus at the Benneweis Building through May.

Robert York will juggle at the Eight Annual May Fest in downtown Tulsa , OK , May 14-17. He will appear at the Allied Arts Festival in Bartletsville , OK , May 29-31.

Pat Cox will juggle on the grounds of Carowinds Amusement Park south of Chartotte , NC , on 1-77 during weekends until June and daily through the rest of the summer.


Jacque Romarie is performing with the Circus Arli in Denmark through September.


Luce is performing throughout France with the Cirque Jean Richard.

Flying Karamazov Brothers---May 18-22 in Dublin , Ireland at Project Theatre. May 23 in Min­neapolis , MN at Guthrie Theater; May 27-June 28 in Chicago , IL at Goodman Theatre. Also appearing at Baltimore Intemational Theatre Festival in Baltimore , MD , in June.

Roberti, a young English juggler, will perform in Paris with the Cirque de Paris through May. Bob Bramson will juggle with the Circus Knie during the 1981 season.

A jugglers festival including opportunities for paid performance will be held at the Bergen County Mall in New Jersey Thursday and Friday August 27 and 28.

The mall is located about 15 minutes from Man­hattan Island , NY . For more information on the festival and how to become a paid performer, contact Gena, IJA President, at  Kenmore, NY.

An interview with Francis Brunn


His scrapbook includes photos of himself with Dean Martin, Dwight Eisenhower, Marlene Dietrich, Ed Sullivan and Frank Sinatra, among others.

What does Francis Brunn do to deserve spots beside these notables? The London Daily Mail answers, "His tricks defy description. "

Brunn uses almost every part of his body in his juggling and stage movement.

His intensity and passion for juggling will be apparent after you read an interview with Brunn conducted by Gene Jones, IJA president, beginning on page 8.


"Francis Brunn"

Return to Index

Next Page --->