Shoebox Tour: A Juggling Show on May 20th


May 18, 2012

Juggling

Shoebox Tour, a modern juggling show that has played in Canada, Ireland, Finland, Sweden, Japan, and Iceland, returns to MIT on Sunday, May 20th.  The show will begin at 7:00pm in Wong Auditorium, MIT Tang Center (E51-115).  Tickets are $10 at the door, cash only (all general admission).  The name “Shoebox Tour” refers to smaller venues visited in locations straying off the beaten path; the tour brings juggling to audiences that normally do not have access to the variety arts.  View a short trailer for this year’s show!  International Jugglers’ Association Gold Medal winners Wes Peden and Jay Gilligan created and perform this year’s show.  Erik Nilsson provides a live original soundtrack on acoustic and electronic drums.  Jay Gilligan has performed in 26 different countries, and is the head teacher of juggling at the Swedish National Circus School.  Wes Peden began his career at the age of 3, and has been voted the best juggler in the world for 3 years by the online juggling community.  Erik Nilsson, a graduate from the Royal Academy of Music in Stockholm, toured with Robyn, Dido, and Coldplay and played at the Royal Wedding of the Princess of Sweden in 2010.  Visit www.shoeboxtour.com for more information.

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