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Two-Time Gold Medal International Juggling Champion Greg Kennedy’s Cirque Spherus to Perform at Algonquin Arts

November 18, 2008

Manasquan, NJ - Algonquin Arts will be featuring Greg Kennedy�s Cirque Spherus on Saturday, December 13, 2008 at 3 pm. This family-friendly show features world-famous juggler and object manipulation artist, Greg Kennedy accompanied by two aerial acrobats. Audiences immediately recognize him as the amazing juggling artist with over two million views on YouTube.

Trained at Centre Naional des Arts du Cirque, two-time Gold Medal International Juggling Champion Greg Kennedy delights and fascinates audiences of all ages with new forms of juggling and original sculptures. Illustrating the basics of light, motion, energy and gravity, Greg will be complemented in this stellar trio production by two aerial acrobats performing dazzling artistry on trapezes, silks and spinning hoops.

In an effort to redefine people's preconceptions about juggling, Greg Kennedy fuses logic and creativity to synthesize new forms of juggling manipulation. In the early 1990's, Greg spent several years working as a professional engineer, in addition to his juggling career. His fascination with the geometry and physics of object manipulation led him to ground-breaking work with original apparatus, expanding the realm of juggling.

Twice Greg has entered the highest-level juggling competition, the International Jugglers Association Championships. On both occasions he received their highest honor, the Gold Medal. In 1996, his original presentation of "Hemisphere" won him first place in the Individuals competition, taking Gold and the coveted Lucas Cup. In 2002, he returned, combining efforts with partner Chris Ivey, and as the duo "Saccade" won Gold again in the Teams competition. Greg continues to receive praise and recognition from his peers for his original contributions, experimenting with new shapes and surfaces as well as traditional skills, and broadening the fields of juggling and performance art.

"He is a visionary who can see the possibilities in props
and movement that are obscure to the masses."
-Giduz, Jugglers World magazine

"That was the best work I have ever seen."
� Kent Walker, Pittsburgh Review

Tickets to see Greg Kennedy�s Cirque Spherus live at Algonquin Arts are $15 for adults, seniors, and students and $12 for children. To reserve seats or obtain more information, contact the box office at 732-528-9211 or [email protected]. More information can also be accessed at Box office hours are Monday-Friday from 9 am to 5 pm and Saturday from 10 am to 4 pm. Algonquin Arts is conveniently located at 173 Main Street in downtown Manasquan, NJ.

Algonquin Arts was founded in 1992 as a nonprofit organization to provide cultural enrichment and educational enhancement of the highest quality for the residents of New Jersey�s central region. Programming of Algonquin Arts is made possible as a result of the continued philanthropic support of private citizens and organizations such as New Jersey State Council on the Arts, OceanFirst Foundation, New Jersey Cultural Trust, Horizon Foundation for New Jersey, PNC Foundation, Manasquan Savings Bank, Woman�s Club of Brielle, Bank of America, Frank and Lydia Bergen Foundation, Investors Savings Bank Charitable Fund, Verizon Foundation, Plangere Foundation, as well as many generous individuals and local businesses.