World's leading juggler Michael Moschen to perform on campus

Jones Auditorium - 01/10/19 - 01/29/19


MacArthur laureate Michael Moschen, is considered to be the supreme creative juggling virtuoso of our time, and likely of all time. Known internationally for his unique object manipulation work, ‘Triangle’, ‘Sticks’, ‘Crystal Balls’ (as seen in the film Labyrinth), among many others – he takes his audience on a personal journey where curiosity and play are discovered, revealed and experienced as the primal forces of creativity.

On Tuesday, January 29 at 7 p.m., this dynamic performer will add Texas A&M University-Kingsville’s Jones Auditorium to his list, in a free public performance.           

Doors are scheduled to open at 6:30 p.m. Seating is on a first-come, first-seated basis. 

The Michael Moschen performance is part of the university’s Presidential Performing and Visual Arts Series. The audience will be asked to try their hands at skills that are both fun and challenge how they see their own limitations.

About Michael Moschen

Ranked as one of the world's leading jugglers and one of America's most visionary performing artists, Michael Moschen has transformed this ancient circus art into a mesmerizing concert form that has garnered critical acclaim as "genius," "exhilarating virtuoso entertainment" and "flawless purity" from leading media such as the Los Angeles Timesand The New York Times. Moschen has performed both solo and collaboratively with leading artists Off-Broadway, in major concert halls and at arts festivals in Europe, Asia and North and South America. His work crosses ethnic and social borders, and is greeted with standing ovations and critical acclaim in every country and with audiences of all ages. Recognized by the McCarthur Foundation with the prestigious Genius Award, his work is seen often on stages, film and television.

Moschen draws on his recent work in education where he created skill-based activities in mathematics and physics that encouraged students to build their own bridges to abstraction – directly from physical experience. This gave students the space to transcend incipient boundaries by personally interpreting these skills - unleashing their creative abilities.

Essential tools in his creative process, Moschen utilizes his own photographic and video studies in nature to provide stunning insights into his original method of discovery and revelation.

He is deeply involved in understanding and sharing the physical and mathematical principles that underlie his work. He has presented the Keynote Address for the National Conference of Teachers of Mathematics and the Association of New York Teachers of Mathematics. He has lectured on innovation and creativity at such prestigious institutions as Carnegie Mellon, M.I.T., ArtCenter College of Design and the Lincoln Center Eduction Program. He has also presented at both the TED and EG Conferences.

When not performing Moschen is creating.

About the Presidential Performing and Visual Arts Series

The Presidential Performing and Visual Arts Series at Texas A&M University-Kingsville is a year-long program of art, music and theatre performances that bring culture and variety to Kingsville for faculty, staff, students and community audiences. The series strives to provide a new element of learning outside the classroom for students as they are entertained and educated through diverse mediums. Community members are welcome to continue life-long learning by attending these events. 

For more information about the Texas A&M-Kingsville Presidential Performing and Visual Arts Series, contact the Office of Student Activities at 361-593-2760.