World-class presentation of local and international variety talent. Appropriate for all ages.|
Saturday March 5
Pratt Memorial Hall, 7:30pm
200 Willoughby Ave, Brooklyn, NY
General admission $10 BUY TICKETS NOW
Advance purchase recommended as the show will sell out.
Online ticket sales end Friday at 7pm.
Tickets will also be available in the ARC on Saturday.
Stay tuned for more information.
If you would like to be in the show, please contact Viveca.
Best Trick of Best Trick!|
The past three winners of the best trick competition at Juggle This compete against each other this year for the title at the Show Spectacular! Larry Vee vs. Jay Green vs. Reeses! Never has this much awesome been assembled on one stage!
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Jacob D'Eustachio has wanted to perform in Juggle This for almost ten years. While waiting, he apprenticed himself to Kris Kremo, performed throughout the U.S. for two seasons with the Zoppe Family Circus, was flown out to teach for South Africa's famous Zip Zap Circus, and crashed through a window via trampoline. He's spent the past three years at the prestigious Ecole de Cirque de Quebec, from which he will graduate in June. Recent credits include The Little Orchestra Society's production of Amahl and the Night Visitors at Avery Fisher Hall, and 0–1000 on Montreal TV5. On bright and sunny days, Jacob sometimes hallucinates that he is, in fact, a professional. top of page
|A Different Spin|
Four Vassar College graduates began A Different Spin in 2006 as a crazy endeavor to avoid the perils of 'getting a real job.' Since then, the faces have changed, but their commitment to entertainment has remained steadfast. They believe that juggling is not just about how ridiculously good-looking you are but more about whether you can make people smile. They've performed across the U.S. and Canada—at numerous colleges and universities; in the Tulsa State Fair; and for the servicemen and women of the U.S. Army, Navy, and Coast Guard. Based in Boston, A Different Spin feels humbled to share the stage with the amazing talent at Juggle This!
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|Mark Hayward & Scott Spencer|
Mark Hayward and Scott Spencer have been related all their lives. They are first cousins (their mothers are identical twins), so they have a lot in common besides their sweet-smelling underarms. Mark and Scott will be presenting a new version of their semi-world-famous act that brings together fun traditions from the other side of the world.
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At age 10, Joëlle Huguenin discovered her passion for juggling in a small circus school in Neuchâtel, Switzerland. In 2002, she met the Gandini Juggling Project, who introduced her in the gala show at the European Juggling convention in Bremen. She continued to work with her own act and took part in the Gandini's new show, The Sweet Life, in Trafalgar Square in 2006. In 2008, Joëlle won the World Juggling Federation's women's division championship in Las Vegas. Since then, Joëlle has performed her act in circuses and variety theaters and at many festivals around the world, in particular in Israel, the U.S.A., Mexico, Canada, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, France, and England. In 2010, she won the special prize of the best technical act in the Sol y Circo international circus festival in Germany. top of page
Marcus Monroe, 25, is a performer living in New York City. Marcus has performed all over the world. He is inspired by artists who takerisks. "Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go." -T.S. Eliot marcusmonroe.com top of page
Tony Pezzo is from St. Louis, Missouri, and started juggling when he was 8 years old. Now 17, he's performed in Japan, Australia, Finland, and all over the U.S. Last year he was on Shoebox Tour, with Sean Blue, Jay Gilligan, and Luke Wilson. They played roughly 20 shows in 15 different cities over the course of a month. Tony hopes to attend the circus school in Stockholm Sweden, in the near future. top of page
Doug Sayers loves competitive juggling and continuing to push his abilities to new levels. Working tirelessly to perfect impossibly hard patterns and skills? That's what he does for fun!
His greater purpose is to be a positive role model for the schoolchildren he comes in contact with through his professional juggling company Whatsup Juggling, through which Doug performs around the U.S. in schools, street fairs, and corporate events. In his NYC stage debut tonight, Doug presents the act from his 2009 International Jugglers Association Gold Medal performance. whatsupjuggling.com top of page
Pratt is the first stop in a month-long tour Joe is making around New York state and parts of Ontario, Canada. He will be juggling the entire time, never once stopping to rest, eat, or protest for workers' rights in Wisconsin (which they totally deserve!). He will perform tons of stunts, tricks, routines, and jokes, but he was asked to keep it to a minimum for this stage so he doesn't show off all he has to offer at the beginning of his tour. Those of you fortunate enough to be at Juggle This will be able to enjoy the routine he has put the most effort into, the "creme de la creme" for juggling, aka the Best of the Balls. airplayjugglers.com top of page
Thom Wall is a juggler from the American Midwest. Having recently finished tours performing with the Boulder Ballet Company and the Hellzapoppin Sideshow Revue, his technique is as clean as his tricks are uncommon. top of page
Hosted by Matt & Myles!
Matt would like to dedicate this year and the entire 10 years of thefestival to his family and dog. Myles likes Cheese Balls.
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In addition to producing circus and juggling-themed stage shows, we book performers for special events, corporate training, and education programs. President Viveca Gardiner directs youth programs for Bindlestiff Family Cirkus, edits JuggleNYC.com and CircusNYC.com, and writes for JUGGLE magazine. She has also worked with the Big Apple Circus, the Flying Karamazov Brothers, Cirque du Soleil, and Circus of the Kids and performed as a ringmistress, trapeze artist, stilt walker, and roller skater, but mostly she loves to juggle. playfulproductions.com
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