July 20, 2016
I am often amazed at what I see some younger jugglers do, way beyond what I did at their age, during the early 80’s when I was winning (some) national and global competitions. Since that time, the number of brilliant and talented jugglers offering incredible displays of art, performance, and skill, from all parts of the world, has gone far beyond what my early contemporaries could have imagined. It is inspiring and humbling to see. There are a few reasons for this evolution:
- There are more jugglers now than there were in the ‘old days’.
- There is better access to resources for budding amateurs, motivated students and professionals.
- We are standing on the shoulders of earlier generations, including legendary jugglers like Enrico Rastelli, Francis Brunn and more recent trailblazers such as Michael Mosche (for artistic creativity) and Sergey Ignitov (for pure skill). These role models have paved the way and raised the bar for all of us.