Juggler's World: Vol. 42, No. 1
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
March 30-April 1
The Third Nude Jugglefest will be held at "the Cadillac of nudist
resorts." Contact Sherry Boas; 4425 Pleasant Hill Rd. #579; Kissimmee FL
March 30-April 1
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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
The Third International Meeting of Jugglers will be held in Verona,
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.
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;
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Karen Quest practices her lariat work at the 12th Annual Groundhog Day
Jugglers Convention in Atlanta.
Winners of the coveted Phil trophies were:
- Jeff Daymont - "Most Incredible"
- Chuck Gunter - "Most Amazing"
- Gregg Hosfeld - "Most Stupendous"
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
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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