Contact Ball Juggler, Clubs Juggler, Fire Performer
We love Richard for his mystique, professionalism and the effortless beauty and awe of his contact juggling.
His work is well-described as "sublime contact juggling".
One of the most distiguished jugglers ...who can achieve a range of styles from classic pin-striped juggler to a mystical character. He recently achieved a Ziggy Stardust in Paris look at a Victorian French themed wedding reception. Guests rave about his performance.
Richard achieves the intimate and the skillfullly sublime from years of experience busking around the globe.... 15 different countries so far!
Richard Hartnell is one of the few to contact juggle fire balls.
Richard Hartnell is among the most distinguished American contact jugglers.
His career in object manipulation now carpets of the west coast of the US. In 2008, Richard was a co-founder of the Bellingham Circus Guild in northwest Washington State; in 2009, he relocated to the Vulcan, a collective of movement artists in Oakland, to perform full-time. He currently lives in the San Francisco Bay Area and tours around the world, both solo and as a member of various troupes.
From the fundamentals to the far reaches, Richard has a grasp of contact juggling technique that brings him repeatedly to stages and streets worldwide. He has been invited to teach and perform over the west coast as well as Nevada, Colorado, Texas, Florida, Canada, the UK, and Germany.
"...one of my favorites at the EJC [European Juggling Convention]"
"...in the very top percent of contact jugglers skill wise"