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YANA–Paper Pages Celebrating Emotional Juggling, Interview with Editor Florence Huet

The brainchild of hoop artist Florence Huet, YANA is a new annual publication that taps into all that is independent, creative and experimental in the zeitgeist of the worldwide juggling community. Before YANA, Huet studied entrepreneurship in Paris, juggling technique in Kiev and graphic design in Stockholm. She has toured her solo works in over a dozen countries, and her new publication is a blend of  her juggling, entrepreneurial and graphic design skills combined.

As a left-hander, I approached YANA as I do most magazines, flipping through it backward for first impressions. With this approach, I discovered that this magazine is chunky, independent, visual and textured.  It’s also colorful, diverse, multi-lingual. Weighing in at 160 pages, and sporting sprawling layouts, YANA is more of a juggling journal than a magazine, which makes sense, since the plan is to make it an annual publication. It explores suprising links between juggling and other activities, like video games for example. In “Clean Laundry, Dirty Laundry” an interview with Victor de Bouvere explores the connection between his collage work and juggling, complete with vibrant collage illustrations. ”My collages, my juggling and my music are starting to make a whole, an ensemble. One day I’d like to combine them all in a performance exhibition,” he explains. YANA lets artists do the talking with their art&...

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Kim Campbell

Kim Campbell has written about circus for CircusTalk.News, Spectacle magazine, Circus Now, Circus Promoters and was a resident for Circus Stories, Le Cirque Vu Par with En Piste in 2015 at the Montreal Completement Cirque Festival. They are the former editor of American Circus Educators magazine, as well as a staff writer for the web publication Third Coast Review, where they write about circus, theatre, arts and culture. Kim is a member of the American Theater Critics Association.