Pearls of Juggling Review

Pearls of JugglingPearls of Juggling by Anthony Trahair
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Pearls of Juggling is the distillation of 20 years of practicing, teaching and performing the art of juggling. 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. With most books focusing on technique, it is refreshing to find one 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.

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