MadSkillz 10 / Van Jam 6
Again, Only Better
August 16 - 17, 2019
Roundhouse Community Centre
Vancouver, BC, Canada
Are you ready for the biggest jam yet? This year we've teamed up with Madskillz Festival, who will be celebrating their 10th year of hosting juggling and flow events in Vancouver. Together, we're expecting this year to be the biggest and best yet, as kendama players, jugglers, hoopers, and flow artists of all sorts will come together under one roof, to celebrate the community and skills that we all love.
Van Jam 6
For the past five years, kendama players have converged on Vancouver, to join us for our yearly Van Jam event. This year, we're expecting more players than ever, likely making Van Jam 6 the biggest kendama event in N America this summer. With a focus on fun and friends instead of stages and spotlights, our goal is to bring players from all across the world together in a relaxed environment, where new players can sesh alongside the pros, and everyone leaves with a smile on their face.
This year is a big one, the tenth anniversary! MadSkillz is an annual festival featuring workshops and performances by hoopers, jugglers, flow dancers, prop manipulators, clowns, and ground-level circus artists. Participants and performers range from BC locals to international guests, and hourly workshops include beginner classes as well as sessions geared towards building intermediate and advanced skills or choreography.
The festival will take place on Aug 16 & 17 at the beautiful Roundhouse Community Centre in Vancouver's Yaletown neighbourhood. The Roundhouse's Exhibition Hall features a huge indoor space with high ceilings and floor-to-ceiling windows, which open out onto an urban square outside, so we'll have plenty of space for the whole squad. Located in the downtown core, the Roundhouse is close to tons of good food, public transit, and Vancouver's False Creek/Sea Wall - an iconic waterfront boardwalk - perfect for hanging out, jamming, and filming. Check out the space here
Things you want to be around for
Tues, Aug 13 - Terra Workshop
Can't wait for Van Jam? Head into town early and come hang out for our weekly jam night in the Terra workshop!
Thu, Aug 15 - Terra Workshop
Meet and hang in the Terra workshop, welcome Rod back from Japan and celebrate his birthday!
MadSkillz 10 / Van Jam 6 Festival
Fri, Aug 16 - Roundhouse Community Centre
Day one of MadSkillz/Van Jam!
Open-Gym Jams, Workshops, Damablitz Contest, Prop Battle, Kendama Freestyle Invitational, Renegade Show
Sat, Aug 17 -
Roundhouse Community Centre
Day two of MadSkillz/Van Jam!
Open-Gym Jams, Van Jam Am & Pro Divisions, Workshops
Gala Show - Top Talent on Stage (Saturday Evening)
Sun, Aug 18
Hangout for one last sesh before we say goodbye!
Tues, Aug 20 - Terra Workshop
Don't want to say goodbye? Come hang out for our weekly jam night in the Terra workshop!
The Roundhouse Community Centre (181 Roundhouse Mews
) is right in the heart of Vancouver, only one stop away from the Terra workshop (37 W 7 Ave
) and 20 mins from Vancouver's YVR Airport on the Canada Line Skytrain. A trip from the airport to downtown Vancouver costs less than $10 CAD (exact fare depends on time of day).
Heads up for people from outside BC: Vancouver does not have any rideshare programs like Uber or Lift, so getting around by bus, train, bike or feet is the best option, although cabs are still quite affordable.
Trout Lake is easily accessible by bus and train from both the Roundhouse and the Terra workshop.
Where to Stay
More info to come
More details coming soon, check this page for updates and more information.
In the meantime, sit tight and get hyped.