POLAND — You may have seen juggling, but you haven’t truly experienced it until you’ve seen the explosive, inventive juggling of Jason Tardy. Whittier Middle School will bring the high energy show to Poland for one night only, 6:30 p.m. Friday, March 2.

Tardy’s show is a combination of many years of relentless practice and, as he puts it, “virtually no social life.” His show includes innovative choreographed juggling to music, fitting his body through a tennis racket, comedy, audience participation and stunts, like standing on a yoga ball while juggling an ax, a spiked mace and a toilet plunger.

In addition the evening performance, he will do a character educational performance for the students during the day. The program will grab students’ attention with Tardy’s amazing juggling skills while showing them the importance of setting goals and making positive choices. He also talks about getting a good education, staying healthy and anti-bullying.

Tardy’s performing career started in 1994 as a young teenager in the small town of Buckfield, where he met local performing artist Michael Miclon. He, along with his brother, Matthew, apprenticed with Miclon for the next six years. The apprenticeship opened many doors, including the opportunity to train at the Celebration Barn Theater with Mime Master Tony Montanaro and world-renowned jugglers Michael Menes and Peter Davison. Later he trained and performed with the world’s most highly awarded juggling troupe, “blink,” which included Jay Gilligan, Morten Hansen and Fritz Grobe.

His juggling and performance skills sky-rocketed due to the sibling rivalry with his brother and shortly after high school they created their show, “TWO: High Energy Juggling.” Since then they have been constantly evolving and perfecting the show to make it more unique and exciting. TWO ‘s unique style and creative choreography has gained them fans across the U.S. and abroad. Highlights include the television program, CBS Sunday Morning, the Atlantis Resort in the Bahamas and the International Juggling Festival.

Tardy’s multifaceted training, and over 22 years of experience in the performing arts, has brought him all over the U.S. and abroad. Some highlights include Disney cruise ships, the Atlantis Resort in the Bahamas, the Golden Phoenix Casino and the White House three times.

Tickets are available by calling Whittier Middle School at 207-998-3462. Tickets are $5 in advance or $6 at the door. Doors will open at 6 p.m. FMI: www.JasonTardy.com.

Buckfield native Jason Tardy

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