Sunday, December 19 at 3:00 PM
In this workshop, Thom Wall—the Master of Modern Vaudville will provide a unique look at this art form using his expertise from years of teaching and performing.
Juggling is an academically researched skill that encourages brain growth, relieves anxiety, benefits spatial awareness, and is a viable form of active meditation. Historically, we view juggling as a display of hand-eye coordination. Broadly defined, ‘juggling’ includes balance, rhythm, persistence, visual music, and accuracy. From a deeper understanding of the world of the juggler, we begin to learn about our relationships to objects, to gravity, and to ourselves!
Students will learn the ‘three-ball cascade.’ This is the foundational pattern on which all jugglers build upon (or deconstruct!) as they progress in their training.
ABOUT THOM WALL
Thom Wall is an American juggler who specializes in juggling disciplines from the past. After completing a five-year tour juggling for Cirque du Soleil’s Totem (2014-2019), Wall now resides in Philadelphia where he researches circus history, consults for nonprofits, and coaches juggling and performance at Circadium: School of Contemporary Circus. When not at home, he’s performing his solo show On the Topic of Juggling on cruise ships and stages around the world.
Thom holds a Masters of Science in Nonprofit Arts Administration from Drexel University (2015), and was awarded La Medalla Crotalus Scholaris by the Mesoamerican University in Puebla, Mexico for his work revitalizing forgotten juggling disciplines.
Thom is the founder of Modern Vaudeville Press (2018), an independent publishing company that produces academic titles about the circus arts. In 2021, the International Jugglers’ Association honored him with the Excellence in Education Award.
Thom is delighted to be back on tour, sharing what he loves with circus fans across the US.
Sunday, December 19 at 3:00 – 4:00 PM
Appropriate for ages 10+
FREE to attend; preregistration is recommended as space is limited
Get more juggling antics in your life at Thom Wall’s Master of Modern Vaudeville Performance on Saturday, December 18 at 7:00 PM.