Pearls of Juggling isn’t just a book on Juggling.
It’s the philosophy of a juggling lifestyle. A manual that takes the juggling artist on the road to greater satisfaction whether he intends to perform to massive audiences or small familiar group or even to him or herself!
It stands in a special place among juggling books for it's practical, inspirational and artistic approach. I know Anthony Personally and know the cure and dedication he's put into this book. It really is an amazing book. After the successful pilot run Pearls of Juggling is ready for world distribution.
Here’s an extract from the preface by Dave Finnigan,
Author of “The Complete Juggler” and “The Zen of Juggling”
“At last the companion book to all my previous work has been written, filling many of the blank spaces in the tapestry and fleshing out the details in areas I merely skimmed. This is the kind of book that you need to read once to see the entire strand of about 150 pearls as a whole, and then you can pick up those pearls one by one when you need them, examine them, and discover their place in the strand.”
Pearls of Juggling is a book that expresses in a simple and clear way the results of my work with jugglers, my idea is to inspire and suggest rather than lay out rules.
David Cain goes on to say: “The resulting book is quite unique and covers a vast array of subjects useful to a performing juggler without ever teaching a single trick. In fact, very little mention is made of specific juggling tricks at all. Many other books, videos, and other resources are available for learning specific tricks and types of juggling. Pearls Of Juggling, however, focuses on a wide variety of topics that other books rarely, if ever, mention. These topics include the following:
– The joy of juggling and its many benefits
– Creativity and inspiration
– Improving your training
– Juggling and movement
– Juggling and stopping (to stop or not to stop)
– Juggling and acting
– Juggling and comedy
– Drops, a juggler’s nightmare
– Music and musicality
– Sequences, routines, and whole shows
Full review for Pearls of Juggling on Ejuggle by David Cain:
Pearls of juggling has been received successfully within the juggling community:
Pearls of Juggling
A Journey into the Art of Juggling for Performers and Enthusiasts
A book to inspire all jugglers – professionals and beginners, teachers, circus performers and the curious.
For anyone who always wanted to know how the masters handle the fundamental questions in juggling, such as how to:
Move and express yourself while having more fun with juggling?
Build a fully-realised training regimen that’s tailored to your needs?
Find your own authentic style and create original performances and shows?
Reduce drops and use them to your advantage
You’ll find the answers to these questions, and many more, within the pages of this book!
“I've read all the books about juggling I could lay my hands on. It is without hesitation that I say THIS is the one that I've enjoyed the most.” Ben Cornish, veteran British Juggler.
“A beautiful book. To look at, to use to come back to.” Ian Deady, juggler and street performer.
“It’s something similar to “The Zen of Juggling” but with more Juggling, and just as much Zen. It’s packed full of insightful observations and practical tips for improving your juggling. Every juggler looking to experience the true enjoyment juggling can bring should own a copy!” Martin Quigley, Juggler
“It is the perfect handbook for a very wide range of jugglers from beginners to professionals, but also for other types of artists. I recommend it!” Pauline Avignon, Malabart magazine Spain.
“Without teaching a single trick, this book will improve your juggling. How is that? Well, by inspiring you to get out and try something new, to push yourself, to make you think about your physicality as you juggle, and to engage better with your audience. Jugglers of almost all abilities can dip in a pick a section to take into their practice session. To pick a few at random, Developing a training plan, Keep a juggler’s log book, Juggling with emotions, Getting a laugh and Adrenaline. It is refreshing to find a book that steps back and looks at the whole juggler, bringing the fun and play back into juggling while at the same time learning how to improve posture, movement, develop character as a performer.
This is also a beautiful book to own and occupy pride of place on the juggler’s coffee table. It is richly illustrated with cartoons, indian-style characters, and abstract images from a number of talented artists. I highly recommend this to all jugglers and those interested in juggling. It’s an entertaining read which will inspire you to improve your juggling.” Ed Porteous, juggler.
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