"A Very Long Routine Compared To .. The Others Foot-Juggling Acts"
July 10, 2014 5:31 PM   Subscribe

Selyna Bogino (facebook, twitter) is an Italian circus performer and antipode (foot) juggler. One of her practice videos, involving five basketballs, has almost two million views on youtube since 2011. In an interview about the video, she noted that she's a fifth generation circus performer and has been practicing since she was 8 years old. She can also do amazing things with hula hoops, and with clubs (another practice video).
posted by VioletU (10 comments total) 20 users marked this as a favorite
That's fantastic. At some points, the five basketballs video gives me the impression she has four arms and hands, not that she is using her feet/legs.
posted by Michele in California at 6:05 PM on July 10, 2014 [1 favorite]

I was living in Boulder, CO, for a bit and I enjoyed going to Pearl St. for the street entertainers. I have been telling people for years that I accepted a $1 bet from one young man regarding whether he could hacky-sack a quarter for a minute. He went for over 5 minutes before just catching the coin in his hand (not likely he was going to miss a move any time soon). I gave him 20 bucks thinking that was something I'd never really witness the like of again.

Now I think I overestimated his skill.

I may keep telling the story though; it's a nice intro to the one about the guy who rode his 10 foot unicycle into the middle of the one crossing street to 'direct' traffic while juggling flaming torches.
posted by timfinnie at 6:15 PM on July 10, 2014 [1 favorite]

This reminds me of Karl Pilkington's thinking that a three-legged juggler was wasting his talents and should instead take up football.
posted by gyc at 6:30 PM on July 10, 2014

The basketball toss is cool and delightful, but the clubs? THAT DID NOT HAPPEN.
posted by artof.mulata at 7:18 PM on July 10, 2014

I love the circus arts.
posted by notsnot at 7:32 PM on July 10, 2014

I'll never forget the foot-juggling bears I saw in the Moscow Circus when I was a kid. Some of them would keep three full-sized barrels in the air at once.
posted by The Underpants Monster at 7:42 PM on July 10, 2014

posted by mazola at 10:01 PM on July 10, 2014


Selyna must have supernatural lower back strength! Supernatural I say.
posted by Faintdreams at 1:09 AM on July 11, 2014

Sweet Inanna, she is amazing! Thanks for this, VioletU
posted by jammy at 4:17 AM on July 11, 2014

It's always fun to see something that part of your brain wants to think is a camera trick - but knowing that it is just super-human ability.
posted by Paladin1138 at 7:09 AM on July 11, 2014

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