The 18th Annual Portland Juggling Festival takes place Friday through Sunday, September 24 through 26. Prop manipulation, juggling, and unicycling workshops are just a part of this event held at the Reed College Sports Center (3203 SE Woodstock).
A highlight of the festival is The Portland Juggling & Vaudeville Extravaganza, held on Saturday, September 25th at the Benson High School Auditorium (546 Northeast 12th).
- Doug Sayers: Winner of the 2009 International Jugglers Association Stage Competition, Doug Sayers of whatsup juggling is a high-octane, world-class professional juggler.
- Bronkar Lee: Bronkar offers up a unique, foot-tapping, grin-inducing spectacle for the ears and the eyes. He combines rhythm — body percussion, drumming and vocal percussion (A.K.A. beatboxing) — with highly skilled juggling along with some humor to wash it down.
- Bekka Rose: Inspired by a wide variety of styles and techniques in her time spent in Europe, Bekka Rose has developed her own poetic and fluid style of juggling.
- Bill Robison: Using his rubber-like face, elastic body, and limitless energy, Bill Robison transports audiences to a zany, unpredictable and hilarious world.
Check out this review of the 2008 extravaganza by guest blogger Lesley:
Entertaining, silly, endearing and creepy: A Juggling Extravaganza to remember
Register for the whole festival ($20-$35) or buy individual Extravaganza tickets ($8-$16). Visit the festival and extravaganza websites for more information.
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