Award-winning juggler Morten Hansen will perform his one-man show “Falling Up Words” Saturday, June 12 at 7 p.m. at the Waldo Theatre. Main Street/Route 220. This show is a visual treat appropriate for a wide range of ages.

“Falling Up Words” is uniquely suited to a family audience; the excitement of Hansen’s juggling will appeal to young children, but there is an underlying complexity that will satisfy the most sophisticated theatergoers.

Hansen has received accolades from around New England and the world in his decades-long juggling career. Circus Space Cabaret in London, England called him one of America’s finest jugglers. He has received four gold medals from the International Jugglers Association and, in 2003, he set a world record by juggling 15 balls with juggling partner Ben Jennings. He has performed in Chicago, Los Angeles, Tucson, Orlando, Minneapolis and New York City, as well as London, England and Edinburgh, Scotland.

“Juggling has held my interest for the last twenty years because of its beauty and complexity; I love to share that beauty with others,” said Hansen, who lives in Troy.

Hansen brings original choreography and humor to the art of juggling and sets it all to a distinctive soundtrack featuring the work of Peter Mayer, Gideon Freudmann, Paul Newton and Ray Lamontagne.

Subtitled A Postmodern Juggling Experience, “Falling Up Words” has evolved from Hansen’s previous performance works including blink with fellow juggler Fritz Grobe in the late 1990s; and solo show “Parabola” in 1994. Mainers may remember Hansen’s many appearances around the state including the Maine Center for the Arts, Merrill Auditorium, the American Folk Festival and Dance Portland. “Falling Up Words” is Hansen at his best, technically and artistically.

“I’m very excited to be performing at the Waldo Theatre. I really appreciate their efforts to bring different generations together with live theater in small town Maine,” he said.

Tickets are $5. For more information, call the Waldo at 832-6060 or visit

VillageSoup Art/Entertainment Editor Dagney Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by e-mail to