Functional Juggling Holds Its First Convention in Budapest, Hungary

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Functional Juggling Holds Its First Convention in Budapest, Hungary

The burgeoning discipline of functional juggling recently hit a milestone! Practitioners and professionals from around Europe gathered in Budapest, Hungary, for an event that embraced new ways of juggling, thinking, and accessibility.
Attendees of the first Functional Juggling Convention This June marked the first international gathering of functional juggling practitioners, which took place at the INspirál Circus Center, located in Budapest, Hungary. The conference brought together a mixed group of both circus and non-circus professionals from a variety of academic, clinical, and artistic backgrounds for a two-day experience of sharing and developing ideas about the accessibility of juggling in circus. The event...
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Hungarian Juggling Association

Founded in Budapest, the Hungarian Juggling Association is a nonprofit that promotes the circus and street arts. Its mission is to give official background to initiatives about circus as art, sport, or recreation, as well as to create a network that connects Hungarian artists, teachers, and other circus professionals with others in the country and to those abroad. Since their founding in 2002, their activities have expanded beyond juggling to include circus education, social circus, and serving artistic development. They host the annual Hungarian Juggling Convention and run the INspirál Circus Center.