Eric Girardi has been professionally performing object manipulation for over fifteen years as a world-ranked yoyo player, juggler, top spinner, diabolo'ist, contact juggler, stilt-walker, fire eater/breather/spinner, and an artist of over fifteen 'circus' skills. He can booked for his modern vaudeville show choreographed to music (may include historical/modern dialogue regarding the props); an interactive walk-around entertainer; run a workshop; or tailor to your needs. A client said, "You performance was really outstanding; I saw it as a kind of dance with props, and your choice of music made the work very beautiful and sophisticated. I will never think of yo-yo's as a mere toy anymore."
To provide a one-of-a-kind breathtaking performance of object manipulation choreographed to music… to bring once stagnant objects to life as art in motion.
YoYos: (ranked 76th in the world and a member of the Duncan Yo-Yo Crew) - one or two yoyos at a time, freehand yoyo (string not attached to hand), offstring yoyo (string is not attached to yoyo)
Juggler: 5 ball, knives, fire, hatchet, etc.
Top Spinning: throw to hand and manipulated on string
Poi/Fire Spinning: may be done with or without fire
Stilt-Walking: in costume - may do yoyos, juggling, contact juggling, etc. while on stilts
Devilsticks: may be done with or without fire
Contact Juggling: 1 to 8 balls, may be done with fire with one ball
Rola Bola/Balance Board: with skills
Staff: may be done with or without fire
Dragon Staff: 10 fire wicks
Whips: 1 or 2, may be done with or without fire
Rope Knot Throwing
Paddleball: 1 or 2
Fire Jump Rope
PROGRAMS OFFERED (options can be combined):
Stage Performance (up to 1 hour): skills choreographed to music w/ or w/o talking and interaction … artist will provide own sound system
Walk-around/Strolling Entertainment (30 min. – full days): great for a cocktail hour, festival, corporate setting, party, etc.
Motivational Assembly/Show (15 min. – 1 hour): skill show based around general motivation, following your passions in life, importance of practice and study (also can discuss related history and science) … great for schools
Workshop/Classes/Private Lessons: (15 min. - full days) generally yoyos, juggling, devilsticks, plate spinning, etc. - any of the skills can be taught and equipment can be pre-ordered for participants or rented
Fire Show: (up to 30 min.)
Fire Skills Walk-Around
Glow Show (5-25 min.): light-up yoyos, spinning glow sticks, juggling glowing balls, LED diabolo and more…great for a nightclub, party, or any night event
Product Demonstration: promote your product at a trade show, store event, or other promotion - will learn a new skill if necessary
Custom Show: at your disposal to work around your theme of event and create a show based on your needs
***Customized yoyos or juggling balls may be pre-ordered for your event…