Thursday, April 11, 2013

J: Juggling

I wanted to broaden some horizons, including my own. So I decided to address a rather unusual performing art: juggling.

I think certain skills like juggling are over-looked as performing arts. We typically think of theatre, music, dance and the like as perfoming arts. But why not juggling?

Does juggling not take skill and practice? Don't we as artists always practice and improve our craft? A juggler does the same, do they not? Do they not entertain us like an actor or musician?

We laugh becuse we think of juggling being fun or even silly.

To me, fun is the point of creativity. We create because it is fun for us. We get enjoyment as do our audiences.

So, here is to juggling, the over-looked but well enjoyed performing art!

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