This special Masterclass is not included in your EJC 2014 ticket. To attend this masterclass you must purchase one the 30 tickets available. This is a three day masterclass on ball juggling for four hours per day taught by Viktor Kee.
Viktor will also perform on our Legend Stage. See Legend Stage: Viktor Kee
Juggling as an art form has been evolving constantly, with every generation comes a different focus to the realm of object Manipulation. However, when we decide to perform and share our joy for juggling to others, there seem to certain principles that become constant or universal, transcending all generations. They can be known as the universal aesthetics of juggling.
This Masterclass taught by Viktor Kee, is a rare opportunity to enter into the world of juggling aesthetics, trick transitions, and business management as understood by this great performer.
MacArthur laureate Michael Moschen is considered to be the supreme creative juggling virtuoso of our time, and likely of all time. His creations have been seen on stage, screen and television as well as in leading theatre and dance festivals all over the world. Michael is perhaps best known to jugglers for his appearance in the film Labyrinth, and his "In Motion" performance. For the past eight years Michael has researched the historic commonalities of mathematics, physics and music. He is readying a series of physical skill-based activities/games to be distributed worldwide. His website states that "When not performing Mr. Moschen is creating."
Michael's Masterclass runs on Wednesday, July 23rd at 13:30 to 16:00 in the main hall.
Developing and mastering a new technique.
Developing and mastering a new technique is difficult but incredibly seductive. The long journey from inability to fluency enriches our lives by affecting the way we think. It opens pathways for perceiving the world as a realm where human "disciplines" combine without regard to the boundaries we usually impose on them. Experimenting freely where there are no barriers that separate dance and geometry, art and physics, music and math, sculpture and juggling. It offers rich possibilities for discovery, clear thinking, and creating.
All physical skills have their own unique personal sensory inputs and emotional charges. They are conversations between body and brain that generate intense tactile and visual satisfaction motivating thinking and learning. Dare to reach for new skills and new thoughts.
Risk and failure
Risk and failure- lead us to think, to raise new questions, test new predictions, try new connections, to imagine.
Bring your own ideas to the workshop. Also, expect to go through exercises that are intended to uncover new ideas for you to develop.