I realise that it’s normally Arron Sparks’ job to post TED Talks to this blog, but I thought I’d get in ahead of him this time.
Before I became a juggler I was into skateboarding. I was never very good at it but it still fascinates me as an activity and a subculture. Every subculture has it’s own history, legends and heroes, unheard of in the mainstream but of great importance to a select few. Rodney Mullen is (in my opinion at least) the greatest skateboarder of all time.
I don’t really want to get into broader definitions of what is and isn’t circus, juggling, acrobatics or manipulation. This talk is a fascinating look at the thought process of a skilful practitioner. More importantly, a skilful practitioner of something he loves doing.