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GIADA CALAMIDA

// Giada is based in Imbersago, a small town 30 km from Milan, Italy. In photography she is most interested in street photography and reportage. It has become her great passion and makes her feel good. Giada shared a set of photos from a jugglers convention in her home town.


“We don’t see things as they are. We see things as we are.”

Anaïs Nin


What draws you to the arts?

“The great sense of freedom. … Photography is a passion, a very strong impulse, it allows me to see things in a different way, it is fantasy, art, story and beauty.

What impressed you most about the jugglers performance?

“I live in this small town and I was able to get to know the reality of juggling up close. I became passionate about the free lifestyle of jugglers and I could understand the great commitment they put into becoming great artists.”

Imbersago is a small town in the Lombardy region of northern Italy that in 2007 gave birth to a new exciting project, a juggling convention (La Convention di Giocoleria della Brianza).

Juggling is the art of skillfully manipulating one or more objects. This is the definition that can be found in any dictionary or encyclopedia. However, the reality of juggling is much more. A juggler is an artist with tricks, with games, with looks and with words. “Not everyone thinks about the sacrifice, dedication and study required to achieve certain results,” says Giada. “The fairy tale, the eternal illusion, coexists with sweat and fatigue.”

The project is now in its 13th edition with jugglers arriving from all over the world. The convention is a meeting of professionals, enthusiasts and simply people curious about the world of juggling. The participants have the opportunity to compare experiences, learn new things, hone their skills and keep up to date on all developments in the world of juggling.


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