Craig Quat’s journey on the Circus Voices podcast might have ended, but his functional juggling adventure continues. Now in this video, he takes us back to where his juggling story all began and shares how an idea can become a movement.
Over the last four weeks, Craig Quat joined other pioneering circus artists from around the globe in the “Portraits of Inclusion” series, where they explored both the issues closest to them and their respective journeys to make change through making art. But these conversations are just one small part of Craig’s ongoing quest to share his circus with the world. Since his first encounter with juggling as a child, Craig has known that introducing someone to a simple game can bring them a lifetime of inspiration… and has spent more than a decade working alongside others to carry that vision to as many people as possible. Want to learn how?
In this unofficial 5th episode, Craig offers us an inspiring portrait of his life—and, ergo, of the functional juggling movement itself: those stories are one and the same. Craig’s story is a tale that spans from primary schools to social circus conferences, and from the New York City suburbs to Concepción, Chile. It is a tale of taking the disadvantages that one is born with and working with them. It is a tale about dreaming differently, meeting people (and oneself) wherever they are, and finding the good in even the worst situations.
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