The Kalvan family brings juggling, acrobatics, science, and engineering together in an astonishing variety show.
Jack, Jeri, Max and Oz are all talented faces you've likely seen on TV and in the movies. In addition to their insane book of skills, they're accomplished jugglers, acrobats, circus and stunt people, this is also a family of makers. Jack is an engineer who can't resist blending science and stunts.
The Kalvan's have devised an astonishing show that employs all their skills, and some really fun contraptions! This family made the toys you wish you always had, and then they dare show you how much fun playing with them can be! Trick-shooting with a tennis ball gun? A synchronized flowerpot drill team? The world's largest whoopee cushion?
Jack Kalvan and Company certainly raises the bar on family activity time.
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A round of synchronized applause for Vlad Gapanovich, Maxim Golovchenko, and Evgeniy Pahalovich! I haven’t seen a multi-person juggling routine this captivating since The Flying Karamazov Brothers. The video, titled, um, “Drugs,” was directed by Taras Pozdnyakov, founder of [Raw Art], a “post-circus” of graduates from the Kiev Circus Academy.
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As the old saying goes, “You should sit in meditation for 30 minutes every day. Unless you are too busy, in which case you should meditate for an hour.” Since most of us have an endless list of things to do and people to see, carving out quiet time can feel impossible, especially when most […]