Shows

Saturday Night Variety Extravaganza!

October 5, 2013 at 7:30pm
Toy Boat Community Art Space
101 Fairview Road, Asheville, NC
$10 Suggested Donation

This is the highlight of the festival!  An all ages/family friendly show featuring local and national talents, sharing a variety of skills.  This year, our headliner is Institute of Jugglology! Created to destroy the myth that what goes up must come down, so far they have failed miserably – but they are not ones to let gravity have the last word. Galen Harp and Ella Winters combined forces in 2005 to create new juggling that makes everyone smile. Plus, Keith Shubert will be our Master of Ceremonies, providing his unique style of puppetry and comedy. All this will be interlaced with a host of skilled performers throughout the evening.  Have no doubt, your jaw will be sore as it goes from ear-to-ear grins, to dropped in awe, and back… over and over again throughout the evening.  We’ll also be holding a raffle for some amazing prizes, courtesy of Flying Clipper, Dube, Renegade, and Higgins Brothers.

Currently, performers we have lined up for this show include:

Institute of Jugglology
Chase Martin
Sadye Osterloh
Forty Fingers & A Missing Tooth
And more to come…

Friday Night Renegade Show!

October 4, 2013 at 11:00pm
Toy Boat Community Art Space
101 Fairview Road, Asheville, NC
FREE

An “open stage” night of sorts. This is open to any and all performers to share whatever they like, whether it’s a new concept or a tried and true favorite.  This show is lots of fun, and you never know what you will get. Walter Beals of Forty Fingers and a Missing Tooth will be MC-ing.

So expect the unexpected, and feel free to join in and bring something to share. As we do not control the content, this show is recommended for adults 18 and above.


Institute of Jugglology
The Institute of Jugglology was created to destroy the myth that what goes up must come down. So far they have failed miserably, but are not ones to let gravity have the last word. Galen Harp and Ella Winters combined forces in 2005 to create new juggling that makes everyone smile. Recently they moved closer to their impossible goal by placing sixth in the International Juggling Teams Championship.

Galen Harp grew up in a small town in Northwest Arkansas. Even as a kid, he had a fascination with manipulating objects, whether it was action figures or a piece of string wrapped around a rock. After graduating high school he moved to Fayetteville, AR, to attend college at University of Arkansas. He learned to juggle from his father-in-law, Joel Henderson, in 2000. Once he actually learned how to juggle, he took to it immediately, often spending more than eight hours a day practicing. He spends his time hanging out with his wife Jennifer and his daughter Gretchen, who is already attempting to make objects jump through hoops.

Ella Winters grew up in Davenport, IA, where she learned to juggle at age ten. The summer before college, Ella moved to Iowa City and started busking. Through busking she met other jugglers. Ella was completely hooked. While attending Carleton College, she joined the Carleton Juggling F.I.S.H., and soon discovered the joy of juggling festivals at Madfest 2000. In 2005 Ella graduated with a B.A. in History, and in 2006 she moved to Fayetteville, AR where she met her husband, Mike Johnston.


Chase Martin
By day, 27 year old Chase Martin works as a high school physics & calculus teacher. At night and on the weekends, he studies siteswap – an addicting combination of mathematical creativity, art, and athleticism! He competed in the 2013 IJA Individuals Championship and has recently begun a fascination with pinball. Actually, when you see his style of juggling, you’ll no doubt see the connection to pinball. One other fun fact about Chase: He refuses to eat at a restaurant without a coupon.


Sadye Osterloh
Sadye Osterloh likes cats, ice cream and circus. She studied Trapeze, Chinese Acrobatics and Partner Acrobalance at the Circus Center in San Francisco and came home 8 years ago to co-found The Runaway Circus with some other lovely folks! Last year she co-founded the Toy Boat Community Art Space, and heads up the circus school, both teaching and administrating! You can find her performing with The Runaway Circus performance troupe or pursuing a life-long passion of hers – professional thumb wrestling!


Forty Fingers & A Missing Tooth
Forty Fingers & A Missing Tooth are Asheville, North Carolina’s premiere juggling troupe. OK, they’re Asheville’s only juggling troupe, but don’t let that fool you! Sure, they could win your adoration with our stunning good looks, charm, and wit alone — but throw in some world-class object manipulation and you’ll never think of love in the same way.