Before I went to Berlin I thought Berlin was the juggling capital.
I was disproven quickly, it’s like the juggling Mekka!
So far I have met many great jugglers on the open trainings and I have not even been to the katakomben yet! For example Fabio Zimmermann (was at Dutch convention last year), Luke Burrage (I’m in the background of his latest blog video), Korbinian Gött (I can not stop watching his dancing comedy amazing club moves since Carvin this summer), Eoin Allan (an Irish guy who went to Berlin to juggle and is at almost every training night) and many many great combat players.
I can keep naming names but it is more about the experience anyway.
Let me share my week schedule:
Montag: Juggling in Shake, the Cabuwazi tent near Ostbahnhof. Many of the Cabuwazi volunteers come here, together with about 5 jugglers from the nearby area in a nice cosy space. Not a very high level but there is always some club passing going on!
Dienstag: Juggling in the Böcklerpark, there is some weird theatre building that is opened for us! Often some combat happens on the stage!
Mittwoch: Zirkus Zack, another youth circus has open spaces every night of the week, Wednesday is juggling day! In the attic of a building on a graffiti covered site, strange place. My balls keep getting stuck on a beam near the ceiling…
Donnerstag: Relaxday. Yeah, I know I should go to the far away place to meet Christoff Buch, Fabio, Eoin and probably some other guys who live nearby, but with my bike trough the snow it is not really worth it..
Freitag: Also far away but a really nice, huge, warm gym. Not many jugglers though.
Samstag: Same place as on Friday. Officially opened from 14:30 but I am lucky if there is someone to open the door for me at around 16:00.
Sonntag: My favourite day of the week. I make a long night (17:00 – 22:00) but there are always many many people and it is not to far away as well. Some times some volunteers come along with me!
Everyday is juggling here in Berlin!
Living in the juggling paradise