Friday, July 27, 2012

The return of the "sun"

The theatre circus show Saltimbanco by Cirque du Soleil (circus of the sun) is back in Singapore. Previously the show was staged under a big circus tent at The Padang. This year, the show is staged at the Singapore Indoor Stadium.

The return of the show to Singapore this year prompted me to recollect a blog post I had written in 2009. In that post, I noted that I had watched Saltimbanco twice on 2 different nights. Read about what I saw during the show on those 2 nights:

http://jimmyjuggler.blogspot.sg/2009/08/show-must-go-on.html


Saltimbanco runs from 26 July 2012 to 5 August 2012.


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Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Juggling Shows for Children's Day Celebrations

I have accepted bookings for shows to celebrate Children's Day this coming October. Children's Day falls on 5th October 2012 (for primary schools in Singapore).

There are show time-slots still available for booking. Please contact me for enquiries or bookings.
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Thursday, July 12, 2012

Juggling Balls for Beginners

I have come across enough people over the years to recognise that there are some people who, given the opportunity, would like to try their hand at juggling. Juggling is certainly a fun and challenging activity that has both physiological and mental benefits.

By "juggling", I mean the rhythmic tossing and catching of 3 balls with both hands. There is a name for this pattern: Three-Ball Cascade.

Sometimes I am asked what type of juggling balls would be suitable for a beginner. There are several types of juggling balls made specifically for juggling. For example, juggling balls could be soft or firm, small or large in diameter, or they could be hollow or filled or solid spheres.

For beginners, a juggling ball should feel comfortable right away when the ball is held in the hand. The ball should not feel too light (a tennis ball is not the best ball for a beginning juggler to use because it feels too light). The beginner should be able to sense the weight of the balls in his or her hands, so that each ball can be tossed and caught in a controlled manner. The diameter of the ball should also not be too large; jugglers need to be able to hold at least two balls comfortably in either hand.

Readers of this blog who are considering learning to juggle might find a suitable Juggling Beanball (beanbag) at this website:

http://shop.jimmyjuggler.com


Happy Juggling!

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