I´m back from an adventurous summer! I worked with children and young people with disabilities, went to EJC and last but not least me and my great juggling partner practised a lot for our performance. I met new people, good old friends and generally enjoyed myself in good company. Thank you everybody I was allowed to meet during the last months. You inspire me a lot and make me happy and creative! ❤
it´s time for new comics! This month you get some special art in addition:
Please don´t use my precious juggling clubs as baseball bats!
First of all it´s not healthy for clubs to be used as baseball bats because they have a really fragile collar bone ! For a juggling club this would also be really humiliating. Most of them are very proud and narcissistic. They love to get tossed up in the air and show their glittering dresses to the world. Using a club as a baseball bat would be the same awful thing as using a Karate uniform as a pyjamas.
While there´s a broad range of literature for beginners of juggling, advanced jugglers often have to seek for inspiration at workshops, festivals and of course YouTube.
In 2015 by releasing his book called Pearls of Juggling, Anthony Trahair provided a new resource that inspires jugglers who like to connect juggling with movement, theatre and comedy. As its subheading reveals, Pearls of Juggling is mainly written for performers and enthusiasts. Also beginners will find useful advice and techniques for their juggling, but they shouldn´t expect to get explained any specific tricks.
The book covers a large range of ideas to stimulate creativity within movement, acting, comedy and music and last but not least techniques and tips on how to build up and work on a routine. Anthony Trahair also empathetically took up the classical issue of dropping on stage and how to deal with its causes.The “pearls” are written in short sequences so you might put all of them into practise or just pick out those that fit your preferences. The book itself is very handy and ideal to take along.
Another aspect of Pearls of Juggling is that it´s full of paintings and drawings done by artists from the Scuola Internazionale di Comics. The illustrations are both humorous and colourful and make the book really come to live.
I bought Pearls of Juggling at the EJC in Bruneck. I really appreciate how it focuses on the fun and joy of juggling. It further motivates to experiment a lot with juggling and makes available the kind of knowledge that normally only comes along with workshops.
EJC this year was a wonderful event with loads of fun!
Seems like David and Stoffi also had loads of fun when they came to Bruneck weeks before to acutally organize! Thank you for making my drawings real! And compliments to all organizers of this great convention!
Art is art and a club is a club is a club. The homepage you entered right now offers mostly 2-dimensional art for jugglers and circus affine people in general. Soon more and more pictures and paintings will be appearing here as uploads and may be passed all over the internet. Watch out!