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A Hobbyist Perspective on the Relationship Between Jugglers and Props

This article is part of my ongoing doctoral research at York University’s Theatre and Performance Studies Program in Toronto, ON. The working title of my dissertation is  We Have Always Been Jugglers:  A Nonmodern Approach to Circus  and it is supervised by Dr. Marlis Schweitzer. In this article, I think through some ideas emerging from interviews I conducted over Zoom in Summer 2021. The author juggling 5 balls after her Master’s graduation in 2017. Photo credit: David Anderson When I joined the juggling community a decade ago, I could not have guessed that I would be writing a PhD dissertation dedicated to my hobby today. My undergraduate thesis in Drama focused on the performance of...
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Morgan Anderson

Morgan is a PhD candidate in Theatre and Performance Studies at York University in Toronto, ON. She is also a hobbyist juggler and has performed at juggling festivals across North America. A long-standing member of Cirkus Syd’s international Circus Thinkers Platform, Morgan was a co-editor and chapter author for the group’s 2020 and 2022 Circus Thinkers publications, and co-presented/performed alongside Dawn Dreams at the 2021 Circus and Its Others conference. She is currently involved in Cirkus Syd’s Circosonic project which investigates where circus and sound intersect. When not writing, Morgan loves to run, train on the silks, and make videos for her YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/morganeua