Shoebox Tour- Jugglers

The Shoebox Tour was founded by Jay Gilligan, who had been performing in Berlin with Les Sept Doights de la Main. While performing in a very showy environment, he felt less connected to his audience and to his reasons for performing. He decided to produce a tour with a few friends that would get away from the glitz, and focus on the fun of performing with his very talented friends.

Now, the Shoebox Tour is committed to making contemporary and experimental juggling performance and techniques accessible to interested audiences around the world. Their final aim is to establish a cohesive and self-sustaining network of venues and areas of public interest that can support up and coming jugglers and help foster international exchange. Regional tours of various countries will be launched in an effort to get a grass roots organization secured, which can relieve and streamline the challenges in producing annual events that both artists and audiences can count on as a concrete and reliable source of inspiration, information, and community.

This year’s tour features, Jay Gilligan, Erik Aberg, Marcus Monroe, along with special guests Komei Aoki, Masaki Hirano, and Sean Blue. All of them are fabulous jugglers and are well worth checking out. Most of these guys have wn IJA and other Juggling awards, and if they haven’t, they probably should have!

They’ll be performing in NY on Wednesday, August 22, 2007
at 7:00pm at the Pratt Institute, Brooklyn Campus. Memorial Hall
The show is free and open to the public.


August 22 NYC– Pratt Institute Memorial Hall, 200 Willoughby Ave, Brooklyn 7 pm FREE
August 23 Boston -MIT, Room 10-250 77 Mass Ave, Cambridge 8 pm $10
August 24 Philadelphia– Greg Kennedy’s Studio, 6122 Greene St 7:30 pm $10
August 25 Pittsburgh– U.Pittsburgh, Frick Fine Arts Building 7 pm $5
August 26 Toledo, OH— Toledo Zoo– Amphitheater 7 pm FREE
August 27 Toledo, OH– Performer’s School of Dance, 6801 W. Central, Suite 7 8 pm $10.
August 28 Louisville, KY– 1211 Long Ridge Trace, 7 pm price TBD

For more info about the Shoebox Tour, visit the websites listed below::

Thanks to Jeff Seal for the heads up!

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