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MagicJuggler
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Contact Juggling is one of the few styles however that elicits the 'magic' response before the 'juggling' response. I think it's due to some of the inherent optical illusions, and the fact that it's most often performed with 'crystal' balls.

Though the different philosophies about teaching are legit for each art form. In magic the secrets have to be guarded otherwise they get out and become public knowlege and thus ruin the mystery. Juggling is what it appears to be, and doesn't try to decieve, therefore there is no need for secrets.

I'm both magician and juggler (as if my login name didn't give it away) and I see the sense of both sides. With magic I'm selective of what I'll teach someone, especially if it's my own creation or a pet trick (or part of my act) and with juggling (I'm primarily a contact juggler) even though I've published a set of videos on contact juggling, I'll still teach anyone who wants to learn. My goal in teaching (anything really) is to make the other person skilled enough to look good. I think it's a poor teacher who holds back out of jealosy that someone might get better than them or become competition.

But I think as far as definitions go, I think just forget it and make what you do look good, the audience doesn't care about definitions, only about being entertained.
Matthew Olsen

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I heard from a friend that anecdotal evidence is actually quite reliable.
Phil Blackmore
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fred compagnie poc
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Hi every Body!
as a new one in the magic Café, I first get to this forum because juggling is part of my work...
and for me the difference between juggling and magic(i mean manipulations) is that for magic you have to hide the technique and in juggling there is no need to hide it (it's most of time about performance)... well it's surly a bit restrictive ... I am more interested in Artistic juggling (where the technique help for esthetique... poetic...) acrylic balls is about that ... i'am using bouncing balls and trying to make the balls not exactly masterised
to do ... some surprise ...
this is a clip of my perfomance..
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fSwZrR3puGM&feature=fvsr

there is some other objects then acrylic balls wich create some amazing optic illusions
rings
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fJxngxuAb......&list=UL
sticks
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=00OWHXl4HbI&feature=youtu.be

Sorry for writing mistakes ... (please try to hear the french accent in it...)
Fred Cie Poc




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Al Angello
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Please never compare a card mechanic to a juggler. Jugglers actually get paid for what we do, and we also have friends. LOL
Al Angello The Comic Juggler/Magician
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Al Angello
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When I attend a SAM 4 magic meeting all the card wranglers sit together in the back of the room showing each other their latest tricks while everybody else is participating in the magic meeting. They sit in the back of the room because not even magicians can stand to hear them say "pick a card" over, and over, and over again. Comparing a card mechanic to a juggler is like comparing a math teacher to an astronaut.
Al Angello The Comic Juggler/Magician
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fingerflinger
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Juggling can indeed be done in a way that looks very magical. There are a number of misdirection tricks used in juggling patterns (especially in 3 balls, and hat juggling) that have a very magical look. A contact juggling ball, rolling around one's body is very magical looking...like the ball just has a mind of its own...
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