The 11th Annual
Kansas City Juggling Festival
18 – 20 October 2019
Rockhurst High School
9301 State Line Rd
Kansas City, MO 64114
- Gym (weekend pass): $5*
- The Kansas City Juggling Festival Main Stage!: $15
- * For locals (or non-locals) just curious about what a “juggling festival” is, join us Saturday beginning at 4 p.m. for free gym entry. You’ll get to see juggling games and learn the basics of the skills of your choice!
- Friday: 6 p.m. – 11 p.m.
- Open gym
- Free fire show after the Rockhurst H.S. Football Game (~9:30)
- Saturday: 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.
- Open gym (*gym closed for the KCJF Main Stage from 7:00 until after the show (~9 p.m.))
- Juggling games
- The Kansas City Juggling Festival Main Stage! (7:30 p.m. (doors open 7:00 p.m.))
- Sunday: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
- Open gym
Most of our workshops are included in the $5 weekend gym fee; however, we have a few very special workshops taught by our lead performers or other highly experienced practitioners. These, we call our Master Classes. If you would like to offer a Master Class or have a suggestion for a Master Class teacher, let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org. We’re still adding classes, but here’s the current list for KCJF2019:
- „Out of the box“ – concepts for building tricks and routines in object manipulation (open to all props)
- Teacher: Anni Küpper
- Cost: $30 per person
- Attendees: 5 – 10
- Time: 3 hours long, scheduled time TBD
- Summary: In this workshop you will learn tools and concepts that help you in your creative research towards building your own juggling tricks as well as exciting and diverse juggling routines. Thinking in those concepts will help you enrich your juggling vocabulary and develop a more personal and unique style. Once we have created some short routines, we will see how they can be improved. So the second part will be centered around rhythm, focus, body work, intention, etc. In this workshop I want to share with you some of the concepts that I found useful for my own work. Thinking in those concepts rather than thinking in tricks helped me to enrich my juggling vocabulary and develop it towards something that I feel is more personal and unique now. I’d like to give you an insight into different approaches to create tricks / routines / acts and we will look at improvisation as a tool to go break your habits.
- About Anni: Anni Küpper was born in Bonn, Germany. She started juggling at age 14 and grew up in the European juggling scene with its international meetings and exchange. She graduated from the Academy for Circus and Performance Art in 2013 where she developed her own performance and juggling style on a high technical level. Annis acts are shaped by conceptual ideas and convince with high skills and an authentic stage character. She inspired international audiences around Europe as well as the USA, Japan, Singapore and Israel. Find out more on www.anni-juggling.de and by following AnniJuggling on Facebook or Instagram.
Friends, we’re entering new territory. La Casa de Bradburn — where many of you have crashed in the past — is no longer available. That dude is skipping town, thinking he’s going to find greener pastures. (We all know none exist!) What this means, though, is that we really need you to sign up ahead of time if you’d like to make use of our crash space arrangements. Offer or request crash space here!
As we get geared up, we’ll post information here and in our Facebook group.
The Kansas City Juggling Festival has drawn jugglers from around the world to Kansas City since 2009, featuring ample juggle-space all weekend, a diverse array of workshops for all types of circus skills, and a showcase of top-level talent in The Kansas City Juggling Festival Main Stage!
See what we did during previous festivals.