As Circadium School of Contemporary Circus welcome its 3rd class of students in Philadelphia, it is a good time to check in with Greg Kennedy, co-founder of Circadium and The Philadelphia School of Circus Arts along with his wife Shana Kennedy. A former juggler in Cirque du Soleil’’s Totem, and currently touring several shows (Theorem, Spheres, Innovative Juggler, & Science, Engineering & Art) year round, Kennedy is a tour de force in juggling–known not just for being called the innovative juggler, but also for being a prop creator, a rare breed of juggler who gets real pleasure from creating then mastering their own apparatuses. Not content to be restricted by the standard juggling devices, balls, rings and clubs, his engineering brain adds to the cannon of circus possibilities with inventions like the rhombi, the willow and the iconic and memorable cone.
Greg Kennedy in his iconic cone invention where he clocked over 3000 hours of research and practise Kennedy not only invented the cone–he has logged over 3000 hours of practice on it. He knows this because he uses spreadsheets to log his juggling research. He is after all, an engineer, which is where it all started. He even did a Ted Talk about the topic of ...
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