Hanging in the Traders Tent at EJC, Checking Out the Props - CircusTalk

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Hanging in the Traders Tent at EJC, Checking Out the Props

Of course people come to the European Juggling Convention to juggle, but they also attend  to stock up on hard to find props, and on my third day of exploring EJC for CircusTalk, I was lucky enough to hang out with two of the biggest international prop suppliers, Play and Henry’s on Saturday afternoon after a stint of volunteering.
While the volunteer staff was scrambling to relocate the day’s Gala show to the main hall space due to ongoing winds, I busied myself as a volunteer hanging up signs all around camp to let folks know of the change of plans. This also gave me the opportunity to see every aspect of EJC, including the far off buildings that house whip tournaments and unicycle competitions. Eventually, just before the traders tent opened up for one last frenzied day of getting gear, I popped in to visit Davide Cattaneo, founder of Play, and Heiko Meyer, co-founder...
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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 CircusTalk.News, 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.