Juggler's World: Vol. 42, No. 1


Festival Schedule

March 2-4
Ann Arbor, Michigan
The Jugglers of Ann Arbor welcome friends to another Midwinter Juggling Arts Festival. The event will have a multidisciplinary scope this year, and begins Friday at 2:30 at the University of Michigan Student Union, continuing until 1 a.m. that evening. Saturday's activities go from noon to 7:30 p.m. at the Chippewa Racket Club, then from 8 p.m. - 2 a.m. at the Hidden Valley Club House. On Sunday, juggling will be held at the Hidden Valley Club House from 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. A private show will be held Saturday night. There is a registration fee, with a student discount. Free for senior citizens. Contact Paul Kyprie; 650 Hidden Valley, Apt. 315; Ann Arbor MI 48104. Call 313/994-0368.

March 30-April 1
Kissimmee, Florida
The Third Nude Jugglefest will be held at "the Cadillac of nudist resorts." Contact Sherry Boas; 4425 Pleasant Hill Rd. #579; Kissimmee FL 32741.

March 30-April 1
Tallahassee, Florida
The Fourth Annual Tallahassee Juggling Club April Fools Juggling Festival. Hits the big time with T-shirts. Expecting (hoping?) for a big turnout due to frequent community performances. Free! Site is Florida High Gym (also called Developmental Research School) on the FSU campus. Saturday performance competition, videotape viewing and Sunday public show. Contact Jay Schroer; 1657 Mayhew St.; Tallahassee FL 32304. Call 904/575-3530.

April 6-8
Isla Vista, California
The 14th Isla Vista Festival will be held near UC-Santa Barbara. A public show and Club Renegade highlight the weekend, which is hosted by the Stromboli family. No contact, just show up!

April 6-8
Columbia, Missouri
The Y's Jugglers Jugglefest celebrates its 10th year in Columbia this year. There is no registration fee, and activities will include workshops, a public stage show, parade, picnic, prize raffles, parties and plenty of open juggling. Contact: Y's Jugglers; c/o University YMCA; A022 Brady Commons; University of Missouri - Columbia; Columbia MO 65211; or Mike & Bobby Geerlings; 2601 S. Providence #3; Columbia MO 65203. Call 314/442-9103.

April 6-7
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
The fifth annual Winnipeg Festival will be at Kildonan East Regional Secondary School in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Special guests Benji Hill and Mike Vondruska will join 500 other jugglers from across Canada. Competitions Friday night and a variety show on Saturday. The $12 registration fee includes the famous all-night party on Saturday night. For more information, call Perry Rubenfeld at 204/586-5885.

April 13-15
Quebec, Canada
The first Quebec Juggling Association juggling convention. Special guest will be Mike Vondruska. For more information, contact Serge Trempe; 252 J.C. Michaud, St. Basile-le-Grand, Quebec, Canada J0L 1S0; 514/461-1918.

April 20-22
Fort Wayne, Indiana
The Jugglers Anonymous sponsor the 10th annual Sir Isaac Newton Memorial Jugglefest at Franke Park Pavilion #1, by the zoo, in Fort Wayne. Special events will be held from 3 p.m. Friday to 3 p.m. Sunday. For more information, call Charlie Willer after 3 p.m. at 219/426-1655 or Madelyn Dinnerstein at 219/423-2192. Or write Jugglers Anonymous at 1655 Wells, Ft. Wayne, IN 46808.

April 28-March 1
Verona, Italy
The Third International Meeting of Jugglers will be held in Verona, Italy.

May 11-13
Aalborg, Denmark
The Sixth Nordic Juggling Convention will be in the backwaters of northern Jutland, in Aalborg. It will feature a free dinner, open stage, party with live much parade, games and a gala Saturday night show. The convention will be at Filstedvejen skole, a school three miles out of town. Jugglers may sleep on the convention site, or call ahead for private accommodations. Contact Soren Visby; Saturnvej 7; DK-9200 Aalborg SV; Denmark. Call (45) 9818-0517.

June 8-10
Lake Forest, Illinois
The Juggler's Spring Fling will again be held at Lake Forest College near Chicago. Contact Mike Vondruska; 143 Pershing; Bensenville IL 60106; 708/766-1437 (o).

June 9
Dayton, Ohio
The Dayton Jugglers will host their first one-day Saturday festival at the Kettering Recreation Center from 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. Contact Kevin Ignasiak; 1725 Park Creek Dr.; Centerville, OH 45459; 513/435-5709; or Mary Spahr at 513/372-9136.

June 16
Juggling Day! Get your club together for a mini-festival and help the IJA out with its big public juggling survey. Call Perry Rubenfeld, affiliates coordinator, at 204/586-5785 for details.

July 14-16
Catalina Island, California
The Orange Jugglers are hosting a pre-IJA convention camping and juggling weekend on Catalina Island (off the coast of Los Angeles) July 14-16. The per-person price for the weekend is $30 for one day, $40 for two days and $50 for three days. The fee covers a festival T-shirt, camping space, and some food and drinks. The fee does not cover transportation to the island, but there will be a special charter boat available for about $20 round trip. Call Eric Berg, Susie Williamson or Jahnathon Whitfield at 714/541-5845, or write the Orange Jugglers, 1615 N. French St. Suite 203C, Santa Ana, CA 92701. Registration deadline is June 1.

July 17-22
Los Angeles, Calif.
The IJA's 43rd Annual Convention! See elsewhere in this issue for details.

Aug. 30-Sept. 2
Oldenburg, W. Germany
The 13th European Juggling Convention will be at the Universitt Oldenburg. Contact Christian Wopp, Kpkersweg 3; D-2900 Oldenburg, W. Germany. Call 0441-74448 (h) or 0441-7982085.

Sept. 8-9
Denton, Texas
The Denton and Dallas juggling associations will host a two-day juggling festival. Saturday's activities will be at the Denton Civic Center, 321 E. McKinney St. There will be open juggling and workshops from 1-7 p.m. followed by a public show at the Civic Center Park Amphitheater at 7:30. The location and times for Sunday have not been determined yet, but the site will be in the Dallas area. Contact Rodney Barton; #3 Wolters St.; Hickory Creek TX 75065; 817/497-2628; or Audrey at 214/386-6097.

Oct. 12-14
Lodi, Calif.
The Lodi Juggling Festival will be held at the Micke Grove Park and Zoo, featuring a public show, barbecue dinner and T-shirts. Contact Andrew Conway, 289 Surrey St., San Francisco, CA 94131. Call 415/333-7576.

Groundhog Day Jugglers Convention, Atlanta

Jeff Daymont and his partner, Sergei, teamed up to win the "Most Incredible" award at the 12th Annual Groundhog Day Jugglers Convention in Atlanta recently. Other winners were Chuck Gunter as "Most Amazing" and Gregg Hosfeld as "Most Stupendous." More than 140 jugglers from around the country attended the festival.

Karen Quest practices her lariat work at the 12th Annual Groundhog Day Jugglers Convention in Atlanta.

Winners of the coveted Phil trophies were:

Europeans Hope To Open Juggling's Eastern Gates in Oldenburg

The organizers of the 13th European Juggling Convention are hoping that recent political changes will attract many Eastern European jugglers to the event next Aug. 30 - Sept. 2 in Oldenburg, Germany.

Dieter Wiemers and Frank Zechner write, "Until now only jugglers from Western Europe participated in the convention, but now for the first time jugglers from East Europe will be able to come."

Oldenburg is the capital of the Weser-Ems district in the German state of Lower Saxony. (Don't confuse it with the other city of Oldenburg located in Schleswig-Holstein!) The well-preserved inner city, with numerous buildings under historic preservation, is the centerpiece of the old capital city. The university, with its modern sports facilities, will be the juggling headquarters.

The convention gets under way on Aug. 30, but the first serious activities begin the next day, with performances in the center city and a party that evening. Saturday, Sept. 1, begins with workshops and shows, then moves into a juggling parade through the pedestrian precinct and decorated shopping center of Oldenburg. The parade will be accompanied by several musical groups and break up into street performances on stages in the streets and parks. That evening a public show will be held in the Weser-Ems public hall. The fun will continue after the show until dawn, with juggling, dancing and partying at the university.

The final day of the 13th European convention will be devoted to deciding where the 14th convention will be. Wiemers and Zechner ask, "Maybe in 1991 we will meet in Moscow?! Let us wait and see!"

For more information, contact: Dieter Wiemers & Frank Zechner; Verein zur Forderung des Freizeitsports e.V.; Geschaftsstelle Hochschulsport; Uhlhornsweg; D-2900 Oldenburg; W.Germany, Telephone (0441) 7982207.

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