The Karlsruhe Juggling Convention - Review
I went along to the Karlsruhe Juggling Convention.
It was really good fun, read about it here: http://www.juggle.org/27-pyramidales-jonglier-und-kleinkunstfestival-karlsruhe-convention-review-2017de/
If you enjoyed the review or not, please let me know. I find it interesting to know if anyone reads them... ;-)
I love your convention reviews, partially as they would be how my dad would do it (everything in the context of what was for the nearest meal!)
Just going to read this now, if it doesn't mention at least 4 different types of sausage I'm going to be disappointed.
Useless fecking loser needs TWO hands to catch the last one! What a pathetic waster, he's going nowhere fast.
Queer .. I saw nothing, only a still picture of the solar system with a tiny lightblue brahman hovering a handwidth above ground on Jupiter. Guess, my subconscience did that to protect me.
I flashed 8 balls today. I was bored, had to wait 15 minutes, there were some cheap beanbags lying around... I don't even juggle beanbags, ugh! Worst of all, I did it after only 5 minutes of trying so then I had to kill another 10 minutes somehow..
Where are my cool points?
The future of juggling
Juggling will be more popular. - It's not as exhausting as jogging or workout studio and also burns fat in a fun way. It will then also naturally be a topic in sciences and in the media.
There will be a glossary.
There will be more holsters and helps of various kinds.
There will be lots 'a minicopter juggling and a humanoid juggling robot.
There will be world-rankings and distinct proficiency / difficulty-levels, dans or alike.
Rackets will be used.
Many-ball-patterns will be rolled on big inclined planes and there will be more helium prop juggling.
Chinese Circus will (re-)discover toss-juggling.
.. maybe, I could imagine.
Yeh, some of it has been done before or exists already, but isn't as common as it will be and not yet as popular as playing frisbee.
History repeating. I'm looking forward to the 20s, they'll be the next 90s, just as the 90s were the next 60s. History repeating.
Hm .. siteswap and stickmen weren't there before, though. Some, maybe a lot of old, ancient skills and fashions might have gone lost, but juggling has overall grown in complexity and I wish it furtheron will. I think it deserves it.
Internet video has contributed much to the complexity of juggling. The general image of juggling (to non-jugglers) is changing too. In the future juggling might be seen as cool and sexy. Pre-xmas perfume commercials will feature jugglers. 'Kasscade.. le new fragrance.. eau de toilette'.
The Smithsonian Insitution's Sidedoor podcast just came out with an episode all about the life and legacy of Paul Cinquevalli! Well worth a listen if for no reason other than to listen to the dulcet tones of Erik Aberg's voice.
Check it out!
Found a download link for this episode in their RSS feed Sidedoor: ep. 7 | the man who defied gravity (mp3 36.3mb)
Thanks for the heads up Thom, just added this to my startling large collection of things to listen to!
Hello! My name is Walter Beals. Jon asked me to introduce myself here. I've been juggling since 1993. For the past 10 years I've been performing with Forty Fingers & a Missing Tooth. Sadly Britt, after 10 years, has left for graduate school, so we are down 10 fingers. But the remaining 3 of us still perform. Since Britt had the missing tooth, I guess you can now call us Thirty Fingers and a Missing Missing Tooth!
We've been organizing a juggling festival every year for the last several years. This year is our 7th Annual Asheville Juggling Festival. The festival will be Sept 22-24th. More information can be found at: http://ashevillejugglingfestival.com
This is the second juggling festival I've been part of founding. I was the sole founder of The Humboldt Juggling Festival, going into its 18th year, and I helped create the Asheville Juggling Festival with the other members of FF&MT.
I hope you can make it!
Welcome to the Edge Walter & thanks for adding your event to the database. Seeing as you have apparently managed it twice, any secrets to successfully setting up a long running festival?
I was a huge fan of the Lodi Juggling Festival back in its day. I would say both the festivals I've organized/helped organize were loosely modeled on that festival (minus the camping.)
I organized the 1st Humboldt Festival by myself, but after the first year, other jugglers pitched in and started helping out. By the 4th festival, it was a smooth running machine. I would say the success of that festival was that the school has a well established juggling club that is able to keep the festival going, and has lots of resources from the school including space.
The Asheville Juggling Festival is going smoothly because I work well with my fellow "fingers" and we have been together for over 10 years, so it was easy to keep doing it each year. We've been lucky so far having a space to do the festival, but after this year, we will have to find a new space. :(
I love the Asheville fest, I've gone the last two years. I'm sorry to miss this year (I'm attending Flow Camp for the first time) but I will be back!
Believing to not offend anyone as it's public lists, I have crossposted `our´ 9b cas records' list to reddit, https://www.reddit.com/r/juggling/comments/6zg68w/how_many_or_who_are_there_9_ballers_in_the_world/.
Feel free to object (without need to give a reason), to update or to kiebitz there.
The new Karl-Heinz Ziethen book "Juggling, The Past and Future" is finally available from
It's pricey but there's 30% off (until 14 September) if you use the voucher code SAVENOW30
Sounds fantastic, definitely on my wish list!
The voucher code doesn't seem to work for me..
I just got a really dissapointing email:
It has come to our attention that your order XXXXX cannot be completed because the source files for the project "Juggling, The Past and Future" contain errors preventing it from being printed.
I hope this gets sorted soon, I'm still excited!!!
I got the same email too. I let Niels know and he said that only this had happend to only 2 orders (yours and mine) but 40 have been printed. On the brightside as I ordered it as soon as it came out I only found a 10 percent discount code but now due to this I can use the 30 percent one!
I am like you super excited.........
I've just had this email back too
"It has come to our attention that your order ******** cannot be completed because the source files for the project "Juggling, The Past and Future" contain errors preventing it from being printed. We've unfortunately had no choice but to remove this item from your order, and have refunded you accordingly.
We'll also be contacting the author to make them aware of the problem, but we do apologize for any inconvenience that this may create."
I'll have another go and see what happens.
It's taken until this morning for the refund to hit my account, so I'll try again today - you might not want to try again too quickly as you may end up temporarily shorter on funds than you expect!
I tried again and got the exact same thing happen again so i'd hold off for a while. There seems to be a problem with the uk printers from what Niels was saying when I contacted him.
I also got the same message, so its definitely being consistent with those based in the UK.
Now won't get to apply that lovely 30% discount.
Yes it is, I got a message from Niels today and he has made a UK version, here's the link:
He said that its been made to the spec for the UK printers so orders should be ok now.
Regarding the discount, I asked Lulu direct about that and they said:
It depends entirely on the promotions being advertised on the homepage of our website, as they periodically change. When you have a moment, visit our homepage at http://www.lulu.com/home to review the promotions currently available.
At the moment, "SAVENOW30" is still ongoing, but it is scheduled to end at midnight tonight (EST).
If you'd like to use the voucher, be sure to have an order in production before the promotion ends - otherwise you may have to wait until another offer of equal value is advertised".
As much as I want to order the book right away I'm gonna wait until there a good discount code as I've tasted the discount nectar and it was good!
It does work if I open the UK version of Lulu, on the Dutch one it does not!
Awesome! I got the notification a couple of days ago but was waiting for a voucher to turn up! :)
Remarkable. Having had "time out" I return to the Edge with 12670 unread posts, and K-HZ's book appears with a voucher. I'm a very happy person! Thank you everyone for posting.
Has anyone read it? What kind of things does he see the future of juggling being?
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