Michael Karas recently wrote this post on his blog, The Karasel of Progress, about his decision to pursue juggling as a professional career. Karas does a good job of articulating the dilemma that comes with making such a decision: should you compromise your artistic integrity to be marketable and make money, or should you stick to your artistic guns and eat Ramen noodles every night while you’re waiting for the rest of the world to get it?
Karas has some entertaining videos on YouTube. He’s obviously a very talented and creative juggler/entertainer. I don’t think he’ll have any problem making this career choice work and keep his artistic integrity in tact at the same time.
Here at JugglingSubculture.com we say: Go get ’em Michael!
Here’s a video Michael Karas posted from the Montreal Juggling Fest back in May: