8-14, 1987 Hawaii
Third Annual Hawaiian Vaudeville Festival will be held on the big
island. There are only a few reservations left available, so make
your reservations now. Hawaiian Vaudeville Festival, San
27 - March 1, 1987 Virginia Beach, Va.
Magic '87 promises a memorable weekend of classes, competitions and
awards with John Foss and Jenack Circus Corp. Steve Kissell,
jugglers took attendance honors among ten nationalities
represented at the 2nd Nordic Convention in Copenhagen. The
parade through the city center was blessed with fine April
weather. High distance passing highlighted games in the plaza.
Marianne Stamp impressed the 202 registrants with graceful ring
juggling. Circus Baldrian clowns tangled and untangled
themselves. Felix was breathtaking as he passed clubs under his
leg on an eight foot unicycle.
performer Tony Duncan weaved a spellbinding act by rolling a
single ball all over his body. The applause roared endlessly.
Fellow Yankee, ventriloquist Steve Bernard, was also well
received. After the show people danced, drank beer and enjoyed
fellowship until almost sunrise. What a night!
credit goes to the 19 Jugglers Against Gravity, who so
generously hosted" fed and housed their guests for their
First for Winnipeg
9-10 saw the first juggling festival in Canada take place in
Winnipeg, Manitoba. Two elementary school teachers, Perry
Rubenfeld and John Matas,
organized it and staged it in the gym of Radisson School. More
than 300 people came, and the media provided generous coverage.
on IJA conventions, weekend events included workshops,
championships and a Saturday night public variety show. Of 35
people entered in joggling, Brent Bush won the junior division
and John Matas was the triumphant adult. Peirson Mclean, 10, won
the juniors stage chamionship with only five months of
Walley, a local physics and math teacher, took a scientific
approach to the senior competition and came out a winner. His
act mixed three ball tricks with a computer generated 4/4 rhythm
that played through an amplifier and flashed colored lights.
juggling matches eventually
evolved into a new game involving offensive and defensive teams.
Offense scored points for getting players across a goal line
without losing their juggle, while the defense tried to stop
them through traditional combat means.
Saturday night public performance showcased the school's
demonstration juggling team, competition champions and other
variety acts. Plans are underway for next year's event already!
Second Annual Greater Baltimore Jugglers Association
Mini-Convention attracted a crowd to the Wyman Park Recreation
Center June 14 and 15.
club passing workshop by the Kreisels (Ray, Karen and Glenn) and
Rob Peck's hat workshop proved the most popular subjects. Dana
Tison stopped action on the practice floor when he cascaded nine
balls, and again when he kept five going more than nine minutes.
the convention, intricate club passing patterns were
Saturday night show began with a little music by Rob and Linda
Peck. Mark Schiffner opened the manipulative acts with ping pong
ball, tennis racket and bowling ball routines. Linda Peck,
calling on the aid of eight able-bodied men, walked and juggled
on the slack rope.
Burke showed his "Burke's Barrage" to the audience,
and afterwards to other jugglers interested in learning it.
Rosman, standing on the shoulders of wincing Russ Kaufman, did a
club feed to Brian Boshart and Mark Schiffner. Scott Dineen
demonstrated ball spinning in the Brunn style. The Kreisel Clan,
Jack KaIvan and Sue Kirby did a fine group club passing routine.
The Amazing Larry Vee closed the show with his unusual
prizes provided by Andy's Odd Sports capped off the show, and
then everyone moved outside for lavish Flag Day fireworks over
David Park, The Jugglernaut
were a big part of the highly successful First Annual Tennessee
Renaissance Festival in Triune, Tenn., in June.
Jugglery of Aerrors, Richard Potter and Thomas Caguin,
entertained crowds with comedy club and torch passing. Ro Fields
and Zuni included fire eating in their act. Ro even set, then
broke, his personal world's record for bowling ball juggling on
those who wanted to get involved, Ye aide Juggling School
obliged with teachers Robert Lane and David Park. Technical
wizard Mark Deutschmann often joined them and awed onlookers
with up to seven balls. Linda Wood joined Mark for some club
passing around volunteers.
festival helped activate juggling in middle Tennessee again.
Look for a club in Nashville soon!