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Who was Juggling for David Bowie’s Character in the Movie The Labyrinth?

Contact juggling is a type of object manipulation that focuses on the movement of objects in contact with the body, such as balls. Although it is frequently used in conjunction with toss juggling, it differs in that it involves rolling one or more objects rather than releasing them into the air. But did you know …

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The juggling done by David Bowie’s character in Labyrinth was actually performed by juggler Michael Moschen, who had to do all the tricks blind while standing behind Bowie. He won a MacArthur Fellowship “Genius Grant” for his techniques a few years later in 1990.

Contact juggling Many of the techniques found in contact juggling, such as balancing or rolling a single ball or palm spinning (see “Baoding Balls”), have been performed for centuries. More variations were introduced by vaudevillians such as Paul Cinquevalli. In 1986, American juggler Tony Duncan was reported to be holding audiences spellbound with an act …

The juggling done by David Bowie’s character in Labyrinth was actually performed by juggler Michael Moschen, who had to do all the tricks blind while standing behind Bowie. He won a MacArthur Fellowship “Genius Grant” for his techniques a few years later in 1990. Read More »