Saturday Matinee

The Saturday Morning Matinee

Just like your favorite Saturday morning cartoons, this show is free, and perfect to bring those early rising young children to.

Don't be fooled though, the caliber of the talent is always high, and we're Celebrating 5 years of the morning matinee this year!

Date: Saturday, April 12, 2014
Time: 10:30
Location: Clark Gym, RIT

Host: Jeff Peden

The show will be followed with a learn to juggle workshop for all those interested.

This years show has some amazing talent already lined up and you won't want to miss it.

Featuring Jay Gilligan

Have you ever seen someone juggle with a balloon?
Launching balls off of impromptu catapualts made of rings and clubs?
Juggling pizza tins while someone shoots nerf gun darts at them?

Welcome to the amazingly fun and creative world of Jay Gilligan where virtually anything can happen, and none of it seemed possible, until you saw him do it.

We are thrilled that Jay Gilligan has agreed to create a unique performance for the mornng showcase so that kids and families can see just how incredibly fun and creative the world of juggling can be. Jay Gilligan has performed in 23 different countries, and is the head teacher of juggling at the Dans och Cirkushögskolan in Stockholm, Sweden. He has toured doing solo and collaborative work with companies such as The Gandini Juggling Project, Cie Jérôme Thomas, Les 7 doigts de la main, Cirkus Cirkör and Cirque du Soleil.  There are too many words that only partly describe him. Creator, Artist, Dancer, Inventor, Collaborator, Mentor, Inspiration all of these apply.  His work teaching and inspiring, both beginning and advanced jugglers, across the world has changed the way people look at the art of juggling.

Jay will also be performing a completely different routine in the Public Show, so consider this your "power breakfast" of juggling performance  then come back after dinner for the evenings  Public Show.

 

Jay will also be performing a completely different routine in the Public Show, so consider this your "power breakfast" of juggling performance  then come back after dinner for the evenings  Public Show.

 

 

additional guests include:

The Amazing Robin Hu!

Robin Hu is very active in New York City's juggling scene. He is most passionate about diabolo, which he has been practicing for over 8 years!

Robin also wants to invite you all to another great juggling festival in NYC this summer.  Check out one of his other favorite festivals Juggle This!

facebook event page:

https://www.facebook.com/events/623495764383049/

 

 

The University of Rochester Strong Jugglers

Imagine if you combined the thrill and precision group movement of marching band with incredible juggling skill.
This is what you will see as the Strong Jugglers present their amazing performance with over 15 jugglers at once!
It will be a morning show like you've never seen before!
See more of the Strong Jugglers!
The Strong Jugglers is a student juggling group, founded in 1995, at the University of Rochester. Like our page for info and updates!
They will be doing a reprise of their large group juggling number from their  feature-length, family-friendly show called
"Once Upon a Juggler", on Saturday, which is on April 5th at 8PM! 
The adventures of Hobo Joe - Ward Hartenstein and Rich Hughson
Richard Hughson and Ward Hartenstein are theatrical explorers who use cool props, physical comedy, and wild inventiveness to entertain audiences of all ages. Having performed for the Juggle-In many times, they are back again with one of their popular bits from the Rochester Fringe Festival.