We always knew that the guys at RenegadesignLab were doing something awesome.
But we never really new what it was or why exactly they were doing it.
Then we watched Jay Gilligan’s talk at TedxHelsinki.
We highly recommend anyone who has ever juggled a ball, a ring, or a club take the 26 minutes to watch this video.
Here is the link:
Jay smartly questions how the shapes and sizes of classic juggling props became universally accepted. “Why is this ring like this? Why is it this shape, this thickness, this weight, this material?”
The answers lead to profound and challenging conclusions about the limitless possibilities of the design of juggling props and their interpretive manipulation. From there he and his friends took a giant step through the looking glass and found unexpected creatures on the other side. Props like a club with a hole through the middle; two rings melded together like a figure 8; clubs with flat tops; clubs with scooped out tops; ring like things that are square or triangular instead of round; long sticks with hooks on one side. . . and you can tell that this is only the beginning.
After watching Jay’s talk the world of juggling just seems bigger and more beautiful to us–and makes us want to get a saw and a hot glue gun and see what we can come up with!
Beautiful sights and some creative editing not only inspired us to put Iceland on our travel wish list but also to imagine the other ways a GoPro camera could capture unique perspectives of the Juggling Subculture.No comments
Every audience is different. As a performer you need to figure out the uniqueness of your audience, meet them where they are, and from there take them with you on a journey of discovery and entertainment.
Here’s what that looks like when your audience is a 15-month-old:No comments
It’s always nice to see a community recognize and appreciate its jugglers! Here is a small town news video about John and his passion for fire juggling.
Three things we like about this video:
- The awesome “Juggling with John” hoodie. Looks like comfy-cozy way to advertise the biz!
- The unnamed cohorts. They’re definitely in it to win it, and they’re juggling fire too! You may not have gotten any shout-outs, but we see you back there fellas!
- The reminder of how fun it was to learn to juggle fire . . . And how much it freaked out our parents! We remember being in the backyard, dad poised with a trickling garden hose and mom barking safety reminders, looking through a window from inside the kitchen. What a rush. Your parents’ reaction is confirmation that the people on the street are going to love it!
Leave it to The Simpsons to include a completely random pig juggling scene in the middle of an episode! Here it is in case you missed it:
We’re hoping no cartoon pigs were harmed during the filming of this episode!No comments
Here’s a short film by Alex Lee that beautifully expresses the reasons why jugglers juggle.
Guinness World Records has officially verified and recognized the 3-ball speed juggling record set by Mark Hanson last December. Mark made 417 catches in one minute beating the previous record by more than 70 catches.
Way to go Mark! You are an inspiration to the Juggling Subculture!
Click here to see the record on the official Guinness World Record site.
Click here to see a great video about Mark’s record posted by the Des Moines Register.
On Saturday December 17th Mark Hanson attempted to break the world 3-ball speed juggling record. With a self counted 417 catches in one minute, Mark is now awaiting the final word from Guinness to officially claim the title.
Here’s the video Mark submitted to Guinness:
In case the counting confused you . . . Mark counts what he calls rounds. A round is a set of three throws. This is obviously much easier than attempting to count each throw individually.
We hope you hear back soon Mark!2 comments
Even though we’re called “street” performers, usually we prefer the safety of sidewalks and public squares. Not this guy. He’s right there in the middle of the street!
Watch out for those cars buddy!1 comment