Research and Development of Circus and Related Arts
I once held the pompous title of European Director of the International Jugglers Association. I was one of the dozen or so people who came to the first European Juggling Convention in Brighton in 1978, and I helped organize a rather unusual convention in Spain in 1986. Apart from teaching and performing, I spent a lot of time researching and writing articles and reviews for Jugglers World (USA); Kaskade (Europe) and The Catch (UK). There is now, of course, lots of juggling info (new link thanks to a tip from Mr Jules - 8th wonder of the world) available.
For broader research of relevant books and videos try Amazon. (UK)
Here's a great page for a wet afternoon with loads of interesting links to flourishes, juggling and magic that you might want to explore...
Over the years [but mostly in the Seventies] I have taught skill workshops for both adults and children, in clowning, juggling, tumbling, etc - in all sorts of venues: The City Literary Institute, London; The Oval House; Rose-Bruford College of Speech and Drama; the Unicorn Theatre for Young People; Edinburgh Circus Schools 1977-79 (under Reg Bolton); Cardiff Summer Circus School; AITA; Colony Holidays: School for Fools, Bristol, UK, and, of course, with NoFit State Circus.
I helped open up and develop the first building of what has now become THE CIRCUS SPACE, which provides professional training in New Circus/Theatre Skills in London. As part of that squatting adventure I wrote an article for Kaskade, and was interviewed by Local Arts UK (on the phone!).
Later, I worked as an Assistant Course Director and Tutor at FOOL TIME, Bristol, the UK's first circus school. The wonderful Franki Anderson encouraged me back into this world, but the skill levels had moved on a lot since my own teaching days, and I ended up preferring to help with the admin work.
More research and links - Bucky Fuller, etc