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“Juggle This” Show Spectacular @ Miller Theater – June 7th, 2014

Juggle This is here for the 12th Season. A Festival  weekend of juggling fanatics who enjoy sharing, watching and taking workshops.

The weekend culminates with this SHOW SPECTACULAR that I documented at the Miller Theater at Columbia University campus.

The host for the evenings festivities was comedy juggler and Ringling Bros Clown College graduate MICHAEL DAVIS.

Michael Davis performing at Juggle This Show Spectacular.Michael Davis is a professional with experience on Broadway, The White House. TV and is delightfully funny.

The show had an international lineup. The next act was Erik Aberg from Stockholm, Sweden.

Erik Aberg from Stockholm, Swedan performing at Juggle ThisErik Aberg lives and works in Stockholm, Sweden. His work in juggling is focused on historical research, researching new techniques and new props.

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Jacob D'Eustachio performing at Juggle This.Jacob D’Eustachio is a graduate of the prestigious Ecole de Cirque de Quebec as was the first person to apprentice with Kris Kremo.

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2014.06.07__Juggle_468Matthew Greenfield and Susan Voyticky perform a beautiful duet that shares gymnastics, dance.

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Isaac Rockafellow performing at Juggle This.Isaac Rockafellow arrived in NY last july all the way from Idaho. He has many interest and will be going to study the Ukranian Circus after the fall of the Soviet Union on a Fulbright grant. 

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Imri Rom performing at Juggle ThisImri Rom is a 7 year old diablo phenomena who began his juggling passion at the age of 4.

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Kelsey Strauch performing at Juggle This.Kelsey Strauch is a juggler, acrobat, movement artist, yogi and teacher.

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2014.06.07__Juggle_202-2All thru the show Michael Davis would perform excerpts from his own hysterical one-man act. Here he dons a clown nose!

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Justin Weber performing at Juggle This.Justin Weber picked up his first YoYo during the fad in the 90’s. He quickly got serious, competing in state, regional, national and world level contests. He is amazing!

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Mitch Lustig perforning at Juggle ThisMitch Lustig is a multi-faceted showman specializing in the Cyr-wheel, fire arts and juggling.

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A.J. Silver performing at Juggle This.A. J. Silver performing his amazing rope act. He started his career as a rodeo trick rider.

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2014.06.07__Juggle_632The Curtain Call for 2014 “Juggle This’ Show Spectacular!

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The Juggle This event is produced by Bindlestiff Family Variety Arts, Inc. with assistance from The Carmine Street Irregulars.

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Juggler Archive – Fall 1990 – “Juggler’s World Magazine” featuring Mark Nizer

Mark Nizer on cover of Juggler's World



These photographs were taken at my studio in Manhattan for this article on Mark Nizer which appeared in Juggler’s World Fall 1990 issue.

Mark Nizer is an amazing performer and juggler. See him if he perfoms in your area.

Check out his NEW promo video for MARK NIZER 4D show.

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In the mean time make sure you attend the upcoming JUGGLE THIS festival.

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Juggling Archive – Paul Binder and Michael Christensen – Street Jugglers

Paul Binder and Michael Christensen jugglers.

Paul Binder and Michael Christensen just before co-creating The Big Apple Circus.

I photographed Paul and Michael just after they arrived back in NYC from performing all over Europe as street buskers and in some of the celebrated European circuses.

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JUGGLE THIS is coming soon! Get ready to have some fun.

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Juggling Archive – Sean Blue

Sean Blue - Juggler

Sean Blue continues to surprise in a discipline where usually ‘nothing is new’. Amazing!

For more information on Sean Blue go here.

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Last year Sean performed at Juggle This.

He is teaching a 2 part workshop in ‘Creating’ this year. Go here for information.

For more information on Juggle This go here.

Make sure you go. It will be great!

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Juggling Archives – Michael Moschen

This photograph of Michael Moschen became my business card. (This is actually my business card from that period.)

I really liked the shot since I was able to catch the balls in the air without photoshop. (This photograph was taken before Photoshop was created. Shot on film)

We shot this in the studio on white seamless paper. Strobe lighting provided the lighting technique that made it possible to capture the balls in midair.


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Make sure you check into the amazing event happening this summer JUGGLE THIS!

59E59 Theaters Abrons Art Center Aerial Acts Big Apple Circus Celebration Barn Circus Eloise Clown Coney Island USA Dixon Place Film FringeNYC 2013 IRT Theatre Joe's Pub Juggling Photography PS122 Puppetry Silent Film Strange for Hire The Clown Un_Mask The Tank tinydangerousfun Variety Arts VAudephone Vaudevisuals Interview Video Year in Review

2013 – Highlights of the Year

Below is a list of ‘Highlights’ from the 2013 posts.

The categories are all here. Vaudevisuals Interviews, Clown UnMask, Performance documentation, Silent Movies etc.

November 2013 marked the 4th Year Anniversary of Looking forward to what 2014 will bring!


Tammy Faye Starlite @ Joe’s Pub

 Circus Panel Discussion – From Egypt to Eloise @ La Maison Francaise.

Vaudevisuals Interview with Glen Heroy – Talking about Santa

Vaudevisuals Interview with Phoebe Legere

Vaudevisuals Interview with storyteller Slash Coleman

1922 Max Fleischer Animation – Koko Bubbles

Vaudevisuals Interview with Ryan Landry – The Gold Dust Orphans

 Vaudevisuals Interview with Bushwick Starr Artistic Director – Noel Allain

 ‘tinydangerousfun’ at Cloud City

 Vaudevisuals Interview with Jeff Wirth – Interactive Acting

 Scandinavian Clown group ‘Member of our Limbs’ performs at Amuse Bouche

 ‘The Sister Rosettas’ perform at IRT Theater

 Vaudevisuals interview with Celebration Barn board member Fritz Grobe

 Vaudevisuals interview with Hilary Chaplain

 Vaudevisuals interview with actor Jeremy Crutchley and director Geoffrey Hyland

 Vaudevisuals interview with Josh Luxenberg – Co-founder of The Tank

Vaudevisuals Interview with Steven Samuels – ‘Magnetic Field Theater Company’

Kinematik Dance Company performs at The Fringe Festival

Vaudevisuals Interview with Lone Wolf Tribe Artistic Director Kevin Augustine

Vaudevisuals interview with Svea Schnider – Kinematik Dance Company

Vaudevisuals interview with ‘La Piara’ – Mexico City based Clown Troupe

Vaudevisuals Interview with Ben Model – Ernie Kovacs DVD Curator

Alfred Hitchcock’s films BLACKMAIL and EASY VIRTUE.

Vaudevisuals Interview with Clay McCleod Chapman

Charlie Chaplin’s first silent film “Making a Living”.

“Juggle This” – Miller Theater @ Columbia University

Vaudevisuals Interview with Gregg Mozgala – Apothetae Theater Company

“Strange for Hire” at Times Scare with Todd Robbins

Kawana Trio – Foot Jugglers circa 1919.

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Tom Murrin Performance Awards @ Dixon Place

The Clown Un_Mask – Didi Sanchezco from Mexico

Vaudevisuals interview with Rob Drummond – Bullet Catch @ 59E59 Theaters

PS122 ‘Avant-Garde-Arama’ at Abrons Arts Center

Pierre Etaix films @ Film Forum

Vaudephone – Michael Townsend Wright performing ‘Smith and Dale’.

Vaudevisuals interview with Kendall Cornell – Oil of Ole’.

The Clown Un_Mask – Avner the Eccentric

Vaudevisuals interview with Armitage Shanks

Bill Irwin and David Shiner in “Old Hats” at Signature Theater

Marcel Marceau teaches at City Center – June 1999

Vaudevisuals interview with performance group ANIMALS.

Vaudevisuals interview with magician Albert Cadabra

PS 122 – COIL FESTIVAL – The Curator’s Piece -Video excerpt

Vaudevisuals interview with Nancy Giles

Peggy Shaw solo performance at Dixon Place – “RUFF”…

The Big Apple Circus _ LEGENDARIUM _ Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.

Big Apple Circus at Lincoln Center

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Vaudevisuals interview with Swedish Juggler – Emil Dahl

Visiting the USA for the first time Emil Dahl participated in the JUGGLE THIS convention held at Columbia University’s Miller Theater.

Emil Dahl was one of the featured acts in the Juggle This Spectacular Show on June 22nd, 2013.

I wanted to hear from Emil about his countries educational system and his ideas about juggling.

Emil Dahl performing at Juggle This Spectucular Show.Emil Dahl performing at JUGGLE THIS SPECTACULAR SHOW.

For more information on Emil Dahl visit his website here.
Information about University of Dance and Circus – Stockholm,Sweden. HERE!
Jay Gilligan discusses the stylistic differences between European and American juggling in this TED talk.

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“Juggle This!” Show Spectacular – Miller Theatre, Columbia University June 23, 2013


Ross Berenson – David Malterre – Samuel Guo

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Hosted by Todd Robbins

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Todd Robbins hypnotizes the Juggle This audience.Todd Robbins hypnotizes the Juggle This audience.

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To kick the show off the inventive, highly skilled SEAN BLUE

Seawn Blue peforms at JUGGLE THIS

Sean Blue performing at JUGGLE THIS

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BEKKA ROSE  traveled from Canada to perform her lovely, lyrical club routine.

Bekka Rose peforming at JUGGLE THIS

Bekka Rose peforming at JUGGLE THIS.

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ROBIN HU adds lots of nice moves the ‘diablo’ act.

Robin Hu performs at JUGGLE THIS


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TODD ROBBINS invites a few audience members onto the stage to participate in a magical illusion.

Audience members volunteer at JUGGLE THIS

All of the participants are ask to sit in a chair sideways and lower their heads onto the lap of the other next to them.

Todd Robbins removes the last of four chairs.Todd Robbins removes the last of four chairs.

Audience members participate in trick at JUGGLE THIS.After all the chairs are removed one at a time the audience members remain static in place.

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International award-winning NY based juggler MICHAEL KARAS took the stage over with his skills.

Michael Karas juggles 2 balls behind his back at JUGGLE THISMichael Karas juggles 3 balls behind his back.


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IRINA BURDETSKY breaks up the house with her high powered hula hoop act.

Irene Burdetsky performing at JUGGLE THIS.

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The SURPRISE of the evening was 3rd grader BENNETT SANTORA.


Bennett Santora performs at JUGGLE THIS

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KYLE JOHNSON from Oakland, CA. incorporates movement with manipulation/juggling.

Kyle Johnson performing at JUGGLE THIS.

Kyle Johnson performing at JUGGLE THIS.

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Host TODD ROBBINS brings his ‘sideshow’ stunt ‘The Human Blockhead’ to the audience.

2Todd Robbins performing at JUGGLE TIHS

Todd Robbins bangs a nail into his head at JUGGLE THIS.

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Brooklyn based RYAN SHINJI MURRAY hand balances himself on chairs.

Ryan Shinji Murray performing at JUGGLE THIS


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Directly from Sweden is EMIL DAHL who adds inventive, fresh life into club juggling.

Emil Dahl performing at JUGGLE THIS


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Juggle This – Miller Theatre @ Columbia University – June 22nd, 2013 – 7:30pm

Todd Robbins performing the sideshow miracle  'human blockhead'.Todd Robbins is hosting this wonderful evening of talent and surprises.

Irina Burdetsky performing Hula Hoop act.Irina Burdetsky from Russia.

Emil Dahl - juggler from SwedenEmil Dahl – Juggler from Sweden

Ryan Shinji Murray - Brooklyn AcrobatRyan Shinji Murray – Brooklyn Acrobat

Michael Karas is aNY based award winning juggler.Michael Karas is a NY based award winning juggler.

Sean Blue is at seanblue.netSean Blue is at

Kyle johnson id s California based juggler.Kyle Johnson is California based juggler.

Robin Hu began juggling in 2005.Robin Hu began juggling in 2005.

Amazing lineup of acts! Variety at it’s best!

To find out more about each performer click on the names highlighted.

Buy Tickets here

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Workshops! – Open Juggling! – The Show!

For more information on the Juggle This event go to their Official Page.

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