Shoebox Tour: A Juggling Show
May 20, 2012
Two of the world’s best jugglers stop in Cambridge on their American tour!
Shoebox Tour, a modern juggling show that has played in Canada, Ireland, Finland, Sweden, Japan, and Iceland, returns to America this spring with a new cast. International Jugglers’ Association Gold Medal winners Wes Peden and Jay Gilligan created and perform this year's show. Erik Nilsson, a graduate from the Royal Academy of Music in Stockholm, provides a live original soundtrack on acoustic and electronic drums.
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. Jay has performed in 26 different countries, and is the head teacher of juggling at the Swedish National Circus School. Wes 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 toured with Robyn, Dido, and Coldplay, and had the honor to play music at the Royal Wedding of the Princess of Sweden in 2010.