Friday, February 20, 2015

Yet-to-be-approved Juggle-In events: INTROVERT ENDURANCE COMPETITION

'Yet-to-be-approved Juggle-In events: INTROVERT ENDURANCE COMPETITION

Contestants will gather in a large dimly-lit sparsely-furnished space. A silent signal will be given to commence the event. From this point on, all competitors will avoid eye contact with others and limit verbal interactions to monosyllabic murmurs. Meanwhile, intense mental activity must be maintained, as monitored by neural electrodes attached to each contestant. Physical juggling is permitted, but is not required. Whether or not juggling is overtly displayed, contestants must exhibit pronounced activity in the intraparietal sulcus area of the brain. If the level of intraparietal activity falls below a level of 2.3, the contestant is eliminated. Prolonged eye contact or conversations are also grounds for elimination. The participant who maintains a pristine introverted juggling mental state for the longest duration will be declared the winner. Please note that this event may last much longer that the attention span of the spectators.'More Yet-to-be-approved Juggle-In events by Ward Hartenstein

INTROVERT ENDURANCE COMPETITION

Contestants will gather in a large dimly-lit sparsely-furnished space. A silent signal will be given to commence the event. From this point on, competitors will avoid eye contact and limit verbal interactions to monosyllabic murmurs. Meanwhile, intense mental activity must be maintained, as monitored by neural electrodes attached to each contestant. Physical juggling is permitted, but is not required. Whether or not juggling is overtly displayed, contestants must exhibit pronounced activity in the intraparietal sulcus area of the brain. If the level of intraparietal activity falls below a level of 2.3, the contestant is eliminated. Prolonged eye contact or conversations are also grounds for elimination. The participant who maintains a pristine introverted juggling mental state for the longest duration will be declared the winner. Please note that this event may last much longer that the attention span of the spectators.

Come join us at the 38th RIT Spring Juggle-In April 10-12, 2015
Facebook event page: 38th RIT Spring Juggle-In

Friday, February 13, 2015

(It's not just a guy thing) FAMOUS FEMALE JUGGLERS!

 FAMOUS FEMALE JUGGLERS! by Ward Hartenstein


Lottie Brunn (1925 –2008) is generally regarded as the fastest female juggler of all time. She and her brother, Francis, were born in Germany and came to the United States in 1948. She performed 8 rings at the age of 14 and had a phenomenal career performing all over the world. Her act featured ball spinning, combination tricks, and toss juggling with balls, rings, and spring head clubs. Lottie was given the IJA Historical Achievement Award in 1992.


*Ward Hartenstein is a collector, creator, musician, historian and juggler. He will also be attending the 38th RIT Spring Juggle-In, you can catch up with him there.

RIT Club night Wednesday, February 11 2015

There was a good turn out to club on Wednesday despite the wind and cold.

Some highlights of the evening include the following:

Everyone was excited to see Alex Rozanov back at club, and Tim Peterson stopped by to say hi before he headed out on 5 week touring job with a Theater company.


Harrison continued his new fashion look of mixed business casual, which started at the beginning of the semester.  Always unique, his own special look is comprised of shirt, tie and tail. Not a "tails" like a tuxedo, rather a more casual fox tail.

Alia set a new personal best for 6 club passing with 10 passes in a row. 

Yasmeena was feeling adventurous and had Luke and I teach her multiple things relative to club passing.  She learned how to walk through the center of a 4 count pattern. how to stand in the center of the pattern and walk out and how to do club take-outs and steals from the 6 club pattern.

Solomon brought his latest pair of whips and demonstrated some 2 handed whip tricks.
He also shared his short whip with people and several people learned to crack a whip for the first time. I got a short video of Avery Thompson whip cracking and he was heard to say "Whips are Cool!" 
video



Thursday, February 12, 2015

Grace loves Marshmallows

Grace Alexander is coming to the RIT Spring Juggle-In, April 10-12, 2015.!

It's often said that a picture is worth a thousand words. That being the case, what would  you say about Grace from this picture? 

I'm thrilled that she is joining us at the Juggle-In this year.  Due to restrictions on campus Grace will not actually be using a lit Hula Hoop in the show, but she is sure to burn up the floor with her moves.

More about the show here







Monday, February 9, 2015

Kyle Johnson travels to the Far East!



That's right, Kyle Johnson, a Bay area resident and native to the West coast is slated to travel to the Far East ( of the continental U.S) to perform at the 38th RIT Spring Juggle-In on April 10-12, 2015.

Arguably many people would say that the "Far East" was the Orient, but from here that would be farther East.  We do at least have a really good Sushi Resturant in town. (Osaka Sushi)

A prolific contributor to the IJA ezine with countless "trick of the month" videos, he was also recently listed in the Top 40 Jugglers list for the 4th year in a row. His incredible ball juggling and mind blowing contact skills are mesmerizing

Most importantly he's coming to Rochester for the Juggle=In and we can't wait to have him here.

Kyle will be performing in the Public Show of The 38th RIT Spring Juggle- In, April 1-12, 2015


In the meantime you can catch up with him on Facebook Kyle Johnson
at his website http://www.pullingshapes.com/
or just enjoy his video filmed in New York City




Saturday, February 7, 2015

RIT Juggling Club rocks at the HalfTime show!

Last night the RIT Juggling Club rocked it's first ever performance at a major sporting event, doing a 9 minute set for the RIT basketball halftime show with an audience of over 300 people.!  It was a great representation of the skill we have at club and a huge success.  Present were club members who came out to cheer on the group (Danny, Dave, Harrison and Michelle) and Yasmeena who became our official photographer for the night.  The show included pinball style juggling by Jake Hart-Predmore, diabolo by Sebastian Ferlo, Rings by Alex Rozanov, 3 and 5 club work by Sam Border, club passing with Luke and Jeff, numbers ball juggling with Sam and Alex and a diabolo routine from Avery Thompson.  Greg Moss also came out to help keep things in order and make sure the performers had what they needed for sound and microphones. Pictures from the event will be coming soon.

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Cool Tricks and Hot Music - Sky King returns!

Everyone at RIT is psyched about the return of Sky King as our house DJ this year at the RIT Spring Juggle-In. This will be her third year now driving the music, and just like getting your first internet smartphone, once you have Sky playing your music you can't imagine doing it any other way.

Many of you know that Sky brings a magical touch to her music playlists, but you might not know that she actually does magic on the side as well. Last year Mark Hayward was filming his great 365tricks series and he got Sky to do a trick for the camera. check it out at his site., or just click the link Sky's Magic .



Here's a picture of Sky working her magic from the laptop at the 2014 RIT Spring Juggle-In.