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REFLEX: Unraveling 4,000 Years of Juggling

  • 911 N University Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
  • Dates: June 22, 2024 - June 23, 2024
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Location: Mendelssohn Theatre
  • Time: At 4:00 PM and 7:00 PM
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Featured By Ann Arbor Summer Festival

From the minds of Hideaway Circus, award-winning “Professor of Juggling” Jay Gilligan shares entrancing tales about gravity and stunning juggling sequences featuring his own unique inventions, props, and machines. Discover secrets of this timeless craft, while mesmerizing visual music and object manipulation astound. REFLEX is a one of kind theatrical experience for all ages!

About Jay: Jay Gilligan has performed in 38 different countries, touring solo work and collaborating with companies such as Spiegelworld, The Gandini Juggling Project, Cie Jérôme Thomas, Les 7 doigts de la main, Cirkus Cirkör, and Cirque du Soleil. He is the former head teacher of juggling at the Dans och Cirkushögskolan in Stockholm (2000-2019), Sweden, and has been a guest instructor at every major circus school in the world. He published a book about contemporary juggling titled “5 Catches,” and collaborated on “Object Episodes,” a podcast focused on juggling as an art form. Jay has been awarded the most gold medals ever in the history of the International Jugglers’ Association. He has done a command performance for the Queen of England, and been a special guest performer on America’s Got Talent. He has previously shared two world records for juggling the most amount of objects between two people.


March 19 – $1k + Donor Presale
March 20 – $100+ Donor Presale
March 21 – General Public

REFLEX is an all ages show. Tickets are $18 plus fees.