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Johnathan Mundell -

Does anyone know if any other canadian has juggled 7 rings? thanks.

Daniel Simu - - Parent

I don't know of any, but that is because I don't check the nationality of everyone who I've seen juggle 7 rings...
But I'd be very very very shocked if there was no Canadian who juggled at least 9 rings.

Are you aware that Canada is one of the best countries for circus at the moment? That there are 2 professional circus schools in Canada, one of them being at the absolute top of the world? That the largest circus company in the world is Canadian, and that many of world's most notable circus companies are Canadian? That people from all over the world move to Canada to participate in it's circus scene?
It really is unique in this way, and although I don't have any figures for you, it would be shocking if this did not lead to some more high level native jugglers like yourself!

Johnathan Mundell - - Parent

I always thought canada was a dog for jugglers as we have NO world records at all.

But I have video evidence:

Mike Moore - - Parent

...Buh? A dog for jugglers?

Daniel points out that we're some of the world leaders in Circus. I'll also point out some juggling-specific things:

The IJA champion in 2010 is Canadian (Jorden Moir) who also has a bunch of records (longest cascade using only feet, and practically every hands+feet record out there, including 7 in the hands, 3 with the feet). He's also qualified 8 rings:

Southern Ontario has a number of strong clubs. The Guelph club has at least 5 7-object jugglers, and two that have flashed or above 9b. Toronto's got one, Waterloo's got one. I'm Canadian, and had the 3b and 4b blind records, and the 4b speed record. I still have the neck throws record and the inverted sprung cascade record. And arguably the inverted box record.

If you're talking about sheer numbers records, you're correct, Canada has 0. But only 9 countries have records in those (in solo, ball/ring/club records). And using that as a basis of saying Canada is a dog for juggling would be as crazy as saying Japan is a dog for juggling...which I hope you'd agree would be crazy.

We've also had at least two jugglers in the Top 40 for the last few years, and I don't think that'll end soon #voteforMike

Mark Douglass -

Hello from Australia

Thanks for having me, and I look forward to discussing all things juggling, especially mathematics theory, but not only siteswap.


Daniel Simu - - Parent

Hi Mark, welcome!
What kind of non-siteswap juggling mathematics theory do you find interesting?

Johnathan Mundell -

I have started a teespring store called juggling decor.

I currently have a phone case for both iphone and samsung that reads: " Sorry I missed your call. I was Juggling."

Here is the link:

I will be adding more products soon.

Johnathan Mundell - - Parent

I had tech troubles and closed the account.

Russel Erwood -


Just a quick one to say thanks to Orinoco for approving my membership. It's great to be here.

So, a little about me... I'm based in the UK, originally from Bristol but now living in Conwy, North Wales. I've been juggling for just over 20-years since I was 14. Throughout my late teens I went to Circus Maniacs Youth Circus School and would also attend quite a few conventions and festivals in to my early 20s, but after choosing to become a full-time performer I ended up dropping out of the juggling scene. Not a conscious decision, it just happens like that sometimes.

I've been kind of lurking on the peripheries of the online juggling community for the past 18 months and have decided its time to "come home".

I'm currently playing around with tricks that would be associated with the gentleman juggler. I like balance tricks and tricks that use everyday objects.

Before becoming a full-time performer I was a flair bartender. It was all mostly bottle and tin back then.

Anyway, I'm hoping 2020 will be the year I'm able to get to a few conventions. So hopefully I'll get to meet some of you at one or two of those. Also, if you're ever in the North Wales area and fancy throwing some stuff about I'll be back to training most Tuesday and Thursday evenings come the New Year so give me a shout.



Richard Loxley - - Parent

Welcome back Russ :-)

Jakub Czekała -

Hello everyone !
Together with our friends we are organizing for the fourth time a juggling festival in poland with juggiling games and fight night combat :)

5balls - - Parent

Hello Jakub,
welcome to the edge! Ostróda might be a bit far to me, especially since there is no night train from germany to Warsaw anymore as far as I know. I'm organizing the fourth convention also this year - in Tübingen in september ;). Maybe you should add some information if there is sleeping facilities at the convention (like gym or I don't know how polish conventions usually handle it - I've only been to EJC in Lublin and that is probably not typical :)).

Ofek Rafaeli -

Hi everybody!

this is me, saying hi. i was also asked to share my favorite bumper sticker (which i have a collection of). i'm not much a favorites kind of person, but i'm going to go with a one that looks like this:

Personally I am currently working on stabilizing 7 balls/5 clubs, and when i can I Love passing (2-3-4-5 people patterns :) )

My next convention is probably this upcoming IJC.

cheers :)

Daniel Simu - - Parent

Hey Ofek, nice to see you pop up here :)

The Void - - Parent

Welcome to The Edge!

7b_wizard - - Parent

Hi & welcome, Ofek!

The Void -

#Altern8 club is havng a free night on Dec 23rd, all welcome. (Bristol, UK)
Last night there were hats, staffs, a spinning sword, clubs, balls and a kendama. And, of course, tea and biscuits.
#Altern8 #juggling club. A posh biscuit night. Allegedly. Also, FREE night on Dec 23rd!
— The Void ザ・ヴォイド ...will VOTE TACTICALLY (@TheVoidTLMB) December 2, 2019

Cedric Lackpot -

The Gandini Juggling Project seemed like artsy fartsy pretention when I first started out - not any more.

It only seemed that way because I never possessed Sean's vision and prescience, indeed never even knew that I didn't, and consequently lacked the ability to see where juggling might go, given enough belief, talent, and time.

But now that's all changed, the latest revival of Philip Glass's Akhnaten features a dozen top-drawer jugglers amongst its cast and is playing at the Metropolitan Opera in NYC, and here's Sean and Kati in a feature article in The New Yorker. Yeah, that's right, juggling at the Met, in a show by Glass, being covered by the New Yorker. Not so artsy-fartsy now eh?

Look how far we have come. Thank you Gandini Juggling (as it styles itself nowadays) for having the confidence, the cojones, and the sheer stamina to achieve this.

Mike Moore - - Parent

It's been wonderful to see this happen. Kudos!

RegularJugular - - Parent

While I love Juggling, (The) Gandini Juggling (Project) and that something like this has finally happened.

I want to say though, Cedric: Could you sh1%t me in the head so that I might actually be able to afford the money to go to that show? I don't think I'm going to be able to achieve it on Earth.

"Why don't you earn more like all of the jugglers who earn 50k or more? It's not like your brain couldn't have achieved that", Is the reponse I hear ringing in my ears.

Some might tell me that what I'm saying is political, or I should have scrolled further down. Maybe this will look like I'm showing too many emotions at once and that's somehow both illegal and makes them want to go out and improve their juggling as the form of meditation they know. I will agree, I probably should have just scrolled, but I felt something about this due to a personal connection with the above concept in my mind and couldn't.

To be honest I think Cedric's post looked like there were many emotions in it, and this is - maybe, what is confused for a post that is intending to show a sense of humour is. Now I know jokes about dying are considered a bit risque if you go immediately to the standard su1cide trope. I am in fact happy, although if this were a more standard forum I'd imagine there would be some people who would walk over the c0rpse of this post if that's what they consider it to be, and move on.

I don't really want to kick juggling when it's up, I guess that's possibly an adequate description that could also be humourous... I just feel that this ball, this big ball somewhat like the AC/DC song 'big balls' is perhaps also in need of a kick in that fine area, I'm referring to this post itself, I guess that's possibly an adequate description that could also be humourous.

A fellow juggler named Dave, everybody knows a Dave. Dave in his potentially adequate wisdom, switched from the zeitgeist brain enhancing hobby of juggling to start an irreverant ukulele group, since this message is really intended for Orinoco, who knows who I mean, and probably read enough Asterix to understand this: You remember the bard character, who I'd imagine in many places in the comics has the trope of the lute smashed over his head for I'd guess essentially being to 'artsy fartsy', intellectual, or perhaps cryptic about something. You may say, after I state that I'd like you Orinoco, to smash his Ukulele over his potentially adequately wise head. 'But that goes against everything I've ever stood for Reg' Orin, might think. I have to admit in the version of reality where this story makes sense the pain Orin I'd imagine keeps feeling, is still chanelled into making this website. I do however feel, that if circumstances were different every juggler whoever attended TWJC and thought that perhaps we had lost the way of social progress, and then presumably voted Tory, because they would like this death thing, I mean sucking up to the economic juggernaut of ecocide that is the Lib Dem / Tory (and because of their support for the ludicrus idea of PR at this point even the current leaders of the Greens) death pact is always what this has been, their mentality sells an ideal of heaven, and then by design and worship of the ecocide doesn't deliver. Now you would say with a phrase like that, on platform like this Reg, you are surely alienating your audience. So I read the room, who stared at me in slight disbelief as I told them, they had died and that was the difference - this short story I guess should illustrate how you should be compasionate for you fellow non-survivors which it is now not a choice, that group is everyone on Earth, you can interpret within the concepts you are familiar with if you like.

You might if you are used to the trope automatically, in some sort of autocontrarian way, if that even makes sense as a word: Rant at me for Communism, or whatever you've been taught to fear as the word that is bad. Having considered that as a group of words and looking into each one and recognising the good in even the worst ones. Well...

Good luck voting, it is a choice this time. It's possibly not the choice you thought though. Whether you are on board with my opinion, or not. Because this time you get to choose whather there are any services that support you as you die. You might say well I just want the best, give me the best I've got loadsa money look at my 50k a year.

You in Orinoco's postition might, I'd imagine give Cedric the (metaphorical) g£n at that point. Which is a joke, because you went and juggled before you even finished reading this.

Which to me is beautiful, and if you understood, you could perhaps thank me, by spreading the message - however people will understand it and offering them sympathetic witness for their traume. Good Luck <3

Thank you <3

RegularJugular - - Parent

To a certain extent I apologise for using only the religious references I know, considering I wrote this on a public forum. I didn't know how else to do it.

Orinoco - - Parent

The ticket office seems to be down for me right now, out of interest how much is a ticket to this show?

I'm certain I've misunderstood your post here, I'm sure I won't be alone, but it sounds like you are upset that the Gandini's are starring in a show that a lot of us won't be able to afford to see? That you feel 'left behind'?

I have enjoyed countless Gandini performances over the years, but I've only specifically paid to see them once (as opposed to paying for a ticket to a juggling festival that I would have paid for anyway).

The Gandinis have been grinding away at making a living with juggling in the entertainment industry for 28 years1. They have put out a mindboggling number of shows & travelled all over the world performing, all the while performing at juggling festivals on shoestring budgets, giving paupers like you & me the chance to see the pinnacle of an artform for effectively nothing. Isn't that something to be grateful for?

I am delighted that they are centre stage of a massive show, at a world renowned theatre. Regardless of what the ticket price is, the Gandinis are probably not getting as much of it as you'd think or as much as they deserve, but I hope they are finally getting some decent financial recognition for everything they've done.

Also Akhnaten is just one show, there will be many more I'm sure.

As for the state of British politics, we're all upset about that mate. Vote tactically.

Most importantly though, the name of the Gaulish bard is Assurancetourix in the original French comics & Cacofonix in English (but has also at times been called Stopthemusix & Malacoustix).

1 Most performers give up on juggling & turn to balloons after 3 years. /runs

Cedric Lackpot - - Parent

> The ticket office seems to be down for me right now, out of interest how much is a ticket to this show?

The ticket office is up. The tickets, however, are not, they've sold out, and there are only a couple of days of the month-long run left.

Elsewhere on the ticketing pages it seems to suggest that the absolute rock-bottom tickets start at a definitely-not-loose-change-but-nevertheless-pretty-reasonable $25, although I don't know if Akhnaten had any that low.

pumpkineater23 - - Parent

It could be interesting if they filmed the show in VR. Then we can all 'go and see it' (eg NEXTVR) from the comfort of our homes.

Mike Moore - - Parent

There was a livestream of the show in Canadian and 'Murican movie theaters recently. I was unfortunately teaching at the time, but friends who went said it was very worthwhile to see it!

Maria - - Parent

It was shown in Sweden, too, but not live... A recording of the live stream, I think. I didn't watch it though.

Little Paul - - Parent


lukeburrage - - Parent

We saw it in London. Top stuff! No new juggling as such, but a new experience for me for sure.

Johnathan Mundell -

Does anyone know whether I am the first Canadian to flash 9 balls?\

Mike Moore - - Parent

Welcome to the club!

I'm afraid not - Cirque Du Soleil started here, and there are two circus schools in Quebec (one in Montreal, one in Quebec City) which I'd bet have had a number of Canadians flash 9.

More locally, a juggler from Waterloo (Gabriel) flashed 9 a while (maybe 10 years?) ago, Sydney McDonald (Toronto/Waterloo) flashed 9 about three years ago, and both my student and I (Guelph) have both flashed 9. Jorden Moir (Stoney Creek) might have, too, especially if you include feet (then he's flashed 10).

I don't have a great knowledge of Canadian jugglers historically, but I reckon there are some I've missed.

Mike Moore - - Parent

Don't let that take away from the accomplishment, though! Not a lot of people in the world have flashed 9, especially at such a young age!

Johnathan Mundell - - Parent

Thanks a lot!

Johnathan Mundell - - Parent

I also have a friend who is my age who is trying 9.
However he doesn't film his juggling.

Johnathan Mundell - - Parent

there isn't much Canadian juggling history :(

7b_wizard - - Parent

Maybe you're the first Jonathan to flash 9 balls. Ever i n  t h e  w o r l d then even ;o]=

7b_wizard - - Parent

**Johnathan sry

Daniel Simu - - Parent

I don't think so. I know one of one Jonathan of whom I'm pretty sure he has flashed 9b, and one more Jonathan who probably is able to but no clue if he has worked on that kind of thing.
However I know of no Johnathan!

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