Juggling–and so much more
Written by Bwog Staff
Three years ago, Marty and Jake said they didn’t plan on making juggling a career (then doing film and pre-med respectively, they’re now listed as majoring in economics and anthropology). From their website, it appears that the twins have gone professional already. Be warned: you may not want to open this site in front of your grandmother.
But they’re not just performers, they’re Columbia students, which means they have to talk about being performers. An excerpt from the extensive “Our Work, Our World” section:
“Most fundamentally, it’s the desire to understand people, the desire to connect, in widest capacity, with the range of perspective and passion that animates the continuum of human experience, that encourages us to practice every day, that motivates us to move. it is through the universal language of physical movement, through the expressive potential of the bodily form, that we hope one day to be able to create that dynamic vision that penetrates, through its truth and beauty, the barriers we internally construct against feeling, understanding, and life. It’s the destabilizing of these barriers–these internalized constructions of artificial hierarchies, of discursive rankings and gradings, of random systems of inclusion and exclusion–that, we believe, has the most productive potential to affirm the humanness that underlies, and that continually surges to threaten, the forces operating against harmonic existence…”
Stick to what you do best, guys.