Sunday, June 28, 2009

Adult-oriented juggling

It's not what one might think!
I find that adults enjoy watching juggling just as much as children do. The difference, I suppose, is that adults (and teens too) whip out their mobile phones and digital cameras to record what they're seeing. This photo was taken at a show done for a hair care company that specialises in hair care and hair restoration.












Should the audience comprise mostly of children then I make adjustments so that the show is geared towards them. More on children's party shows in a future post.

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Update:

What happens when there are families with children at family-friendly events? Another observation is recorded in this post.




Saturday, June 20, 2009

Humidity during Outdoor Shows

The weather in Singapore has been particularly oppressive in recent weeks. Not only is the temperature high, it's also more humid than usual. On top of all this, we're going to be experiencing haze very soon.

This makes staying hydrated a critical "must-do" when juggling and performing in outdoor shows. As I have suffered heat exhaustion before (many years ago during the IPPT test that was held before serving National Service), I am most concerned that it never happens again.

Today's show in Tampines was held on an outdoor stage. What a blessing it was that the sun was hidden behind clouds. The humidity, however, remained. The emcees (there were two of them) and I were perspiring almost non-stop. In fact, I was pretty much drenched in perspiration by the end of the show.

Drinking fluids throughout the day before shows helps with performance, especially when the shows are held outdoors. Juggling, after all, involves physical activity and the body warms up during juggling.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Light a Fire - for World Juggling Day!

World Juggling Day falls on the third Saturday of June each year. It's a day for jugglers around the world to celebrate juggling, and it's been observed in Singapore since 1999.

Here's my Fire Juggling video as a way to mark WJD 2009. The strong breeze nearly blew off the flaming torch that was balanced on my forehead!

Or watch the video on YouTube:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RGUsI7apnOo





Have a fabulous World Juggling Day!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Pirouettes while juggling


Turning pirouettes while juggling is fun to do. They're also very physical!

I posted a video of one of my recent practice sessions on Facebook. Login or sign up (it's easy!) with Facebook to view the video...hope you enjoy watching it as much as I enjoyed juggling this sequence.

Or watch it on YouTube:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ylk1yiCcxV8


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Time and Patience


I posted a fleeting thought about "Time" yesterday on my Facebook profile. Just awhile ago, I reviewed a recent photo I took of myself at a private birthday party at which I was to perform.

Usually I get to the event venue early to make some preparations and to warm-up for the performance. At this party I had to wait a very long time for my cue to begin. Sometimes it's like that...and having patience is critical to stay focused.

Launch of Jimmyjuggler blog

I just setup the blog today!
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