Kyle - Interview and Video at ww.MinistryofManipulation.com
New video from the inhumanly talented Kyle Johnson, entitled “Smile, I know you want to…”
Interview with Kyle:
> Where do you live?
I live in Rocklin, California
> Is there a community of contact jugglers where you are?
Not really, maybe one or two others in my area but they dont focus on it. But I do sometimes go down to The Vulcan in Oakland which has a plethora of new juggling tricks that are contact based with all kinds of props, done by the very talented jugglers that live there.
> How would you describe contact juggling?
oh man… I like in In Isolation when nobody knows how to answer this question, because I don’t either. : )
It is constantly being added onto and evolving so it makes it hard to describe. Like a non juggler trying to count how many balls while they are being juggled.
> Why do you contact juggle?
Well the reason has changed many times, but basically its to learn, and I’ve learned a lot! Not just about juggling but in life, that so much more is possible than you think, if you can focus.
> What is the best piece of contact juggling that you’ve ever seen?
Well, the body rolls done by Enrico Rastelli, Francis Brunn, and Jeanine Ebnöther for a start, palmspinning of Drew Batchelor and Moon, and for isolation type contact its got to be Ryan, Ed and Colin have the best stuff I’ve seen, pretty much all of MOM : ). Best “piece” would have to be Jeanine’s BJC routine that was posted not too long ago or Kelvin Kalvus’ Das Supertalent performance… and Manne Hanke. The best piece changes all the time, sometimes back to older videos… I watch a lot of them.
> What do you think about when you are contact juggling?
Doing the trick correctly, then if I stray I drop… and I’m easily distracted.
> What is the future of contact juggling?
I hope jugglers will start doing more full body rolls and/or using their legs more. I know that there are way more flexible people then me out there, with a lot more possible tricks.
> Anything else you’d like to say to our MoM audience?
Thank you for watching, and now go juggle!
Kyle previously on MoM:
Barefoot Contact Juggling