I just came across this video from circus artist Lea Toran Jenner and thought it was so interesting! This one’s for any of you who think you might want to go into circus arts as a career, or even as a hobby. She has great tips for how to get started now!
Learning how to juggle a chainsaw—like Adela in The Circus at the End of the Sea, or the people who do this on the Venice Boardwalk—takes a whole lot of practice and training. But everyone who juggles chainsaws started with scarves and balls, and they started small and worked their way up.
Want to try? Here’s a great video just for kids that will walk you through the steps to juggle two or three balls. Don’t worry if you can’t get it right away—like most things good, it takes some time to learn! You’ll need two scarves and two small tennis balls (or other small, soft balls) for this. Have fun! Maybe I’ll see you on the boardwalk some day!