Page 22 Spring 1985
jugglers reap medals in "Circus of Tomorrow"
demonstration of equestrian juggling won a gold medal for
14-year-old Stephan Gruss at the Festival Mondial du Cirque de
Demain (International Festival of the Circus of Tomorrow) in Paris
act included juggling 3, 4 and 5 clubs juggled on horseback. Two
Chinese acrobatic troupes were also awarded the gold.
six-day coucours featured performers under 30 years of age and
attracted 65 acts from around the world. Medalists were chosen from
23 finalists in the overall field.
jugglers were two Russians, 16and 17-year old Anatoli
Miaskostoupov and Victor Pilipovitsch. This acrobatic duo won a
silver medal with five club juggling that included takeaways from
the side and from under the leg. With up-tempo disco music as
accompaniment, they also made the exchange by tossing the five clubs
over one man's head to the partner behind, and then back from the
partner behind to the person in front.
to Karl-Heinz Ziethen, juggling archivist from Berlin who witnessed
their performance, "There is no stopping their five club
juggling. They do things no one else does and which has never been
their finale, Miaskostoupov and Pilipovitsch passed 10 clubs between
them the length of the circus ring, ending with Victor catching all
to clubs. Victor also juggled six clubs in the performance.
bronze medal and second 'prix speciale" was presented by the
German television network (WDR) was won by 10-year-old Laci Endresz
Jr. from Britain, a five club juggler and acrobat who performs
normally in a family act using teterboard and horses.
it's cold outside, but Ann Arbor fest is hot
was a fine turnout for the Ann Arbor, Michigan, Mid-Winter Juggle-In.
More than 85 jugglers and would-be jugglers showed up on the worst day
of winter, braving six inches of snow and a wind chill factor of 30
degrees below zero!
crowd favorites were Alan Howard, Bob and Lois Jackson, Bob Whitcomb
and the Redford, Michigan, unicycle club. Paul Kyprie taught workshops
in beginning juggling, comedy with three balls, club swinging, cigar
boxes and devil sticks. AI Eisenhour's videotapes kept people up
well past midnight.
Fifth Return to Amherst miniconvention will feature fun folks! Call
20-21 Rochester, New York
8th annual R. I. T. (Rochester Institute of Technology) Spring
Juggle-In will be in the campus gymnasium. There is no registration
fee. Beginning Saturday at 10 a.m., there will be workshops.
videotapes and equipment raffles. For more information, contact Greg
Moss, Rochester, NY.
19-21 Columbia, Missouri
Jugglefest '85, the mid-America juggling convention, will be held for
the fourth straight year in Rothwell Gym on the University of Missouri
campus. There is no registration fee, but a $6 charge for parties and
Jugglefest '85, the mid-America juggling convention, will be held for the fourth straight year in Rothwell Gym on the University of Missouri campus. There is no registration fee, but a $6 charge for parties and barbecue.
Highlights include a Friday night party, workshops, a parade through downtown Columbia, a barbecue and public show Saturday night and Saturday evening party.
Sunday, a 10-k run sponsored by the local paper will provide an
opportunity for jogglers to participate. Free housing will be
available through friends of the Y. For more information or to
register, write Jugglefest
'85, 'c/o YMCA-YWCA, Columbia, MO.
'85, 'c/o YMCA-YWCA, Columbia, MO.
Canadian clown stretches for laughs in "Circus of Tomorrow"