Bio English – Jongleur Guido van Hout

juggler Guido van Hout with crown of LED juggling clubsIn his work Guido van Hout combines the art of juggling with elements from movement theatre, visual theatre and dance. He studied circus in Brussels and did a bachelor in movement theatre and theatrical creation at the «S cuola Teatro Dimitri » in Ticino. Guido van Hout  holds a master in musicology, co-founded the Dutch Juggling Association and plays in the Gandini Juggling Company. Together with composer Arthur Wagenaar he is artistic director of their company Sounds Like Juggling, with which they let juggling and music melt into something totally new.: Self-built instruments played by juggling, special props that turn juggling into sound. Throwing beats and rhyhms with shakerballs, bodypercussion while juggling, electronics that turn motion into melody. A totally new genre.

Besides performing Guido is a speaker at corporate events where he teaches on the art of keeping several balls in the air. Also he gives workshops in music juggling and makes customized shakerballs.

Interest and specialities: Juggling (clubs, balls, selected everyday items), improvisation, rhythm, physical and visual theater, movement and dance, site specific work, yoga, aikido and kinomichi.

Musical instruments: Clarinet and recorders

Languages: Dutch, Italian, English, French, bit of German and some Spanish

Juggler Guido van Hout with bleu bottlesPersonal work by Guido van Hout:

jongleur guido van houtFormal education:

  • Bachelor in Physical theater and theatrical creation at the « Scuola Teatro Dimitri » in Switslerand (2003-2006)
  • Fulltime preporatory year in circus, dance en theater at the Espace Catastrophe in Brussel (2002-2003)
  • Master in musicology at the University of Utrecht, thesis on Muzak (1996-2002)

Masterclasses of a week or longer:

Contemporary Juggling:
  • Simon Anxolabéhère
  • Stefan Sing
  • Martin Schwietzke
  • Maksim Komaro
  • Jean Daniel Fricker
  • Michael Schumacher
  • Thomas Johanssen
  • Katie Duck
  • Andrew Harwood
  • Daniel Werner & Elske Seidel
  • Charlie Morrison
  • Sumako Koseki.

Intensive selfstudie from practical ’to-do’ books:

  • Body and Earth: an Experiental Guide (A. Olsen)
  • Exploring the World of Lucid Dreaming (S. Laberge)
  • Wisdom of the Body Moving: an Introduction to BMC (L. Hartley)
  • Spreken en Zingen (A.M. Eldar)
  • Body Space Image (M. Tuffnell & C. Crickmay)
  • The Viewpoints Book (A. Bogart & T. Landau)
  • Yoga: L’armonia delle Sequenze (G. C. Al-Chamali)
  • Neue Schule fuer Klarinette (E. Koch)
  • l’Arte del Movimento (R. Laban)
  • la Tête aux Pieds (O. Rouquet)