Juggler's World: Vol. 43, No. 1



April 12-13
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
The annual Winnipeg Juggling Festival will feature as special guests this year Mike Vondruska and Ken Schultz. The festival will be held at Kildonan East High School, 845 Concordia Rd., and registration is $12. Contact Perry Rubenfeld; 474 Enniskillen Ave.; Winnipeg, Manitoba; Canada R2V0J4. Call 204/586-5785 (h).

April 13
Moscow, Idaho
The University of Idaho Juggling Club presents its second annual jugglefest. Unicycle and juggling workshops and contests. Contact Keli Craig; Box 3840; Moscow, ID 83843-0481; 208/882-1442; or call Jason Dearian 208/885-8756; Box 842 Wallace Center; Moscow ID 83843.

April 12-14
Columbia, Missouri
The Y's Jugglers will hold their 11th annual "Jugglefest '91" at the University of Missouri. As always, there is no registration fee, and activities will include workshops, a free public stage show, parade, picnic, prize raffles, parties and open juggling. Contact Y's Jugglers; c/o University YMCA; A022 Brady Commons; Columbia MO 65211; 314/882-1550.

April 20-21
Rochester, New York
The 14th Annual Rochester Institute of Technology Spring Juggle-In will be sponsored by the Rochester Juggling Club and RIT Recreation Dept. Featured artist is Mark Nizer, who will perform at a 7 p.m. show Saturday evening. Juggling will occur Saturday from 10-10, and from 10-5 on Sunday. Events include workshops, videotapes and a juggling equipment raffle. Contact Greg Moss; 479 Manse Lane; Rochester, NY 14625; 716/475-2610 (o) or 671-1143 (h).

April 25-27
Fort Wayne, Indiana
Jugglers Anonymous will host the 11th annual Sir Isaac Newton Memorial Juggling Festival in a new place - Friday and Saturday at Trinity United Methodist Church on the corner of Putnam and Short streets, and Sunday at Shoaff Park in the Conklin Pavilion. Hours are Friday 11-11; Saturday 8 a.m. - 11 p.m and Sunday 9-5. Contact Jugglers Anonymous at 1655 Wells; Fort Wayne, IN 46808-3281. Call Dave Parnin 219/482-5217 or Charlie Willer 219/426-1655.

May 17-19
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 24-28
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Movement Theatre International presents the 10th anniversary festival June 24-28 as an international clown-theatre congress. Activities include master classes (June 17-22 and July 1-12) and performances by more than two dozen individuals and groups from around the world during the congress. Keynote speaker will be Judy Finelli, artistic director of the Pickle Family Circus. Those interested in attending or in showcasing their work should contact MTI; 3700 Chestnut St.; Philadelphia PA 19104; 215/382-0600.

June 15
The IJA's Annual Juggling Day will be celebrated this Saturday. The IJA urges affiliates and clubs to hold an event in honor of the IJA's 44th birthday. Call Perry Rubenfeld, affiliates coordinator, at 204/586-5785 for details.

July 16-21
St. Louis, Missouri
The IJA holds its 44th Annual Festival on the campus of Washington University. See the information and registration forms elsewhere in this issue.

July 26-28
Gardiner, Maine
The 10th Annual New England Vaudeville Festival will be at the Quimby Recreation Field. Performers slated to appear include Avner the Eccentric. New this year is the "yo" stage for yo-yo performance, and the "globe" stage for performances relating to the ecology and world peace. Proceeds will help restore Maine's oldest theatre, the Johnson Hall Opera House, into a full-time center for education and performance of variety arts. Contact Benny Reehl; 53 Dresden Ave.; Gardiner ME 04345; 207/582-3730.

August 17-18
Benton, Pennsylvania
The Red Rock Jugglefest will be at the Red Rock campground in the mountains of northeastern Pennsylvania. (Located at the intersection of highways 487 and 118, between Wilkes Barre and Williamsport.) Cottages, tents and campers permitted, with discount rates for IJA members. There will be open juggling and games, as well as fishing, swimming and hiking. For more information, contact Tony Maurer; Box 285; RD 2; Benton PA 17814; 717/925-6581.

Aug. 28-Sept. 1
Verona, Italy
The 14th European Juggling Convention will be in the homeland of Enrico Rastelli. Organizers Jules Howarth and Doug Orton promise more details soon.

Sept. 8-15
Tbilisi, Georgia, USSR
The first juggling festival in the Soviet Union will be held in Tbilisi, the capital of this Soviet republic bordering Turkey. The $500 estimated package price includes round-trip air fare from Berlin, accommodations, food, sightseeing and registration. To reserve a place, send a check for 50 pounds Sterling ASAP made out to "Tbilisi Juggling Festival" to Haggis McLeod, 2 St. Edmund's Cottages, Bove Town, Glastonbury; Somerset; England. Call England 0458-34484.

Sept. 20-22
Charlotte, North Carolina
The Charlotte Jugglers Association hosts the second annual Hurricane Hugo Juggling Festival. For more information contact Scott McFarlane at 513-3B W. 8th St.; Charlotte, NC 28202. Call 704/342-3868.

Sept. 21
Purdue University
The Purdue Juggling Club will host its third annual juggling festival in the Purdue Armory. The armory is perfect for unicycling, fire and high-flying action. The day will be capped off with a party. Contact: Arnold Ward 317/743-7228.

Oct. 11-13
Lodi, California
The 1991 Lodi Juggling Festival will be in Micke Grove Park and Zoo. For a flier, send SASE to Andrew Conway; 289 Surrey St.; San Francisco CA 94131-2930; 415/333-7576.

Dec. 27-Dec. 31 (Tentative)
The first Asian Circus and Juggling Festival will take place on the idyllic island of Gili Meno, just off the coast of Lombok. Gili Meno is surrounded with white beaches and coral reefs, a paradise for snorkeling and diving. Transport from Lombok will be provided. Accommodation for 150 jugglers will be in cabins, and there are several restaurants on the island. The final day will be spent in the city of Mataram on Lombok for a public show, parade and New Year's party. Contact Klaus & Zubadiah Ballier; J1.Pelikan 16; Mataram-Lombok-NTB; Indonesia; 0062-(0)364-23447.

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