Jugg Life is an explosive fusion of dynamic live percussion and relentless energy with the breathtaking skills of two of Australia’s best jugglers and a combined 30 years of performing experience. Beginning with the simple tap of a stick on a drum and ending with the total mayhem of both performers keeping ludicrous numbers of props in the air, Jugg Life is an intense, non-stop escalation of skill and entertainment. As sound melds seamlessly with world-class technical ability and energetic stage presence, performers Byron Hutton and Joe Fisher display precisely what they love about juggling in as many ways as possible, incorporating competition, danger, music and a Rubik's Cube. Colourful, visual, turbulent and fun, Jugg Life is fun for the entire family.
- Venue Format
- Theatre, Hall, Black Box Venue
- Technical Rating
- Touring Party
Show absolutely must have a minimum of 3.5x5m of stage space with 4.5m height and cannot be performed outdoors.
In 2014, two of Australia's strongest soloist jugglers (Byron Hutton and Richard Sullivan) joined forces to create a unique, high-energy two man show. Following success at the 2015 Perth & Adelaide Fringe Festivals (and winning the 2015 Gasworks Circus Showdown), Sullivan left Australia to study circus at Stockholm's prestigious Dans Och Cirkushögskolan, where he maintains an active role in development of the show. In 2016, talented up-and-comer Joe Fisher was added in Sullivan's place, and the show was redeveloped from the ground up for the 2016 Melbourne Fringe Festival, where it received nominations for Best Circus and Best Kids show. Since, the company has gone from strength to strength and received wide acclaim in the Australian circus community.
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Unique Selling Point
Live percussion combined with the camaraderie of two best friends, who also happen to be Australia's best jugglers. It's a classic art form presented in a modern and extremely engaging setting, with a high energy and fun atmosphere.
'It's one hour of satisfaction' - Ciara Thorburn (Circus Garage Sale)
'Making juggling cool for the first time in history' - Fez Faanana (Briefs Factory)
'I think it's the framework that you two deliver very high level skill. Your connection and humility in the delivery has us (the audience) on side quickly' - Alex Mizzen (CIRCA, Company 2, La Soirée)
Promo images (2 sets): https://drive.google.com/open?id=0Bxfj_Cl99DX5Q0U3bk9SbUFhZ2s
Presenter's Pack: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1zKT273WXpQ4rqz5uQ1gSOfIf0bwN8ov4
Print material templates, footage of full show, juggling workshop outlines and supporting material, short promotional excerpt performances.
Juggling workshops: We can teach workshops of 30-90 minutes on the basics of juggling. Both performers have taught circus and juggling to both children and adults for 5 years with Melbourne's Westside Circus and Tasmania's Slipstream Circus. We're also keen to engage with local youth circuses and professional circus companies to promote juggling and object manipulation as contemporary art forms, and can teach masterclasses on act creation, juggling technique and juggling concepts.
Juggling is good for the brain! https://www.newscientist.com/article/dn17957-learning-to-juggle-grows-brain-networks-for-good/