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63rd IJA Festival
July 26 - August 1, 2010
Sparks, Nevada (next to Reno)

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Kris Kremo This year's very special guest will be Kris Kremo, who will amaze and delight us with his appearance in the Cascade of Stars. Kris will also teach a three-day Special Workshop entitled 3 Object Juggling. Everyone can meet Kris when he hosts an open question/answer session on Friday at 10am.

Kristian Gaston Kremo, originally a Swiss citizen, was born in Paris into an internationally famous dynasty of artistes. He was trained by his father, Bela Kremo, a famous juggler himself. The Kremos presented a double act for six years beginning in 1970. The synchronized juggling of father and son transfixed audiences in variety theatres throughout Europe. Following that success, Kris began working as a solo juggler and immediately captured the attention of the public with his astounding manipulation of simple objects.

He has showcased his skills before the crowned heads of Europe including the Queen of England and Prince Philip and King Carl Gustav XVI of Sweden. He holds the record for the longest continuous appearance by a juggler in Las Vegas, where he performed his act for eleven years at The Stardust Hotel. Some of his awards include the Las Vegas Award as Best Performing Juggler, the Silver Clown Award at the Monte Carlo International Circus Festival, and the IJA's Award of Excellence. The Guinness Book of World Records notes his quadruple pirouette and catch of three cigar boxes as unique.

Here are some of the other special guests who will be performing at the IJA festival:

Joelle Huguenin Joelle Huguenin will bring some female mystique to the IJA Cascade of Stars. Born and raised in Switzerland, she began juggling at the age of 8. She attended juggling classes as Ecole de Cirque Larbi in Neuchatel after learning to juggle three balls with her mother. She will bring beauty and artistry to the IJA Cascade of Stars stage.

Jochen Schell Jochen Schell will be coming to us from Berlin, Germany. He studied at at the Centre National des Arts du Cirque in Chalons sur Marne, France. Jochen Schell developed a pioneering devilstick and diabolo act which continues to set the standard for subsequent generations of jugglers. Among Jochen Schell's numerous performance credits are Solstrom by Cirque du Soleil, Juste pour rire Montreal, Deutscher Artisten Preis 1999, and Rock'n'Roll Circus Arte which was a special collaboration with Rodger Hodgeson from Supertramp and the German rockband Vivid. He has been described as "a juggler with seemingly magical powers! An artist who composes pictures in the air that remain vivid long after the moment has passed."

Brad Weston Brad Weston, comedy juggler extraordinaire, began training as a juggler and actor while growing up in Chicago. Since then he has performed all over Europe, the United States, the Caribbean, and Morocco. He began his training as a child at the Piven Theater Workshop. Later he pursued acting and dance at North Eastern Illinois University. He has received a BFA from Ringling Brothers Clown College, and spent a year at the world famous Dell'Arte School of Physical Theater. In addition to these intensive studies, he has taken courses ranging from improv with Second City to pantomime with Marcel Marceau.

The Flash The Flash -- David Graham and Tobin Renwick -- is an energetic acrobatic juggling duo sure to bring a lot of spark to the IJA fest. In addition to their juggling and acrobatics, The Flash also perform slack wire and cigar boxes. These guys have performed with Cirkus Smirkus, at the World Buskers Festival in New Zealand, and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland among a myriad of other venues. David and Tobin are also founding members of the Flying Gravity Circus.


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