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Juggler to visit Rose-Hulman Sunday

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

International juggling champion Mark Nizer will perform at the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology Sunday.
TERRE HAUTE -- As an international juggling champion, Mark Nizer is used to meeting the challenge of adding new objects to his dazzling routines. He has mastered keeping five ping-pong balls in the air by using only his mouth or juggling a burning propane tank, a running electric carving knife and a bowling ball.

Now, Nizer will bring a show with delightful tricks and technology to Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology's Hatfield Hall Theater on Sunday, starting at 3 p.m.

Reserved tickets are $15 for adults and $7.50 for youths, and can be purchased by calling (812) 877-8544 or visiting the Hatfield Hall ticket booth weekdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from noon to 5 p.m.

Nizer has been making the impossible possible and the improbable probable for more than 20 years.

He has won the prestigious International Juggling Championship and his invention of new juggling tricks and juggling technologies, combined with his unique wit, has been featured around the world.

The latest adventure, called Laser Diablo, merges juggling, light and technology to create an amazing visual experience -- the first live 3-D show in the world -- with four lasers being juggled at 1,000 rpms and spinning laser beams dancing just above the heads of the audience.

The show will have robots performing on stage and neon balls playing live music while creating a 3-D world that changes with each note through a combination of original comedy, world-class juggling, movement, music and technology.

"The audience should expect to be surprised," Nizer promised about the upcoming Rose-Hulman Performing Arts Series show.

"Everything you see in the show -- all video, juggling, audio and lighting is being directly controlled by me," he said. "Some tricks have taken more than seven years to learn. The great thing about my show is that there are no secrets. There's nothing to hide. Everything is real and happening right before the audience's eyes."

Information about other Rose-Hulman's Performing Arts Series shows can be found at www.hatfieldhall.com/events/marknizer3d.

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