Photo credits – Misaki Fukuda

Read some thoughts from people i have helped on their way :

In a calm state of being, Ben is able to give great guidance that leads to a clearer intention.

  1. -Guillaum Karpowicz

Ben's teaching is calm and detailed. He has the ability to expose the areas outside of juggling that are related and relevant to juggling in a very useful way.

-Erik Åberg

Ben’s teaching has been a huge influence on my juggling. What I learned from from him about shifting my weight to motivate a throw or movement has helped me in all the juggling I’m made since then!

  1. -Wes Peden

Benjamin Richter is one of the absolute best circus teachers I've been taught by. The use of methods I had not been exposed to before I met him helped me open up new ways to practice, choreograph, and be aware of the details in juggling. His classes also gave me a better understanding about my body and the way I move.

- Patrick Elmnert

Benjamin Richter has been a very important teacher in my development as a professional performer. Ben has taught very much on how to be a juggler working with dance and movement and the meeting between the different techniques. Ben has very much taught me about presence. They way he is present as a teacher in the studio, but also as a performer on stage, has helped me very much in understanding how to be sincere and ”real” in my work. By guiding me towards a greater awareness of my practice and my artistic choices, Ben has had a great impact on my maturity as a creative juggler, dancer and performer.

- Viktor Gyllenberg

Ben has been a huge help during my studies. He has not only helped me to become a better juggler, he has helped me to gain confidence, learn how to work with your whole body and how to use your mind to work with you. His knowledge in juggling, dance, theatre and life is a killer combination that doesn´t seem to have any limits in helping people to fulfill their dreams! 

-Nelli Kujansivu

Ben is a juggler with the truly unique passion for both body and object with the special features of body being the most important. I only know a handful jugglers that genuinly have that passion, since most jugglers care more about the object. Having him as a teacher helped me realize the importance of our body has for juggling and develop my own relationship to it, which has helped me to become a much more truthful artist.

  1. -Emil Dahl

Since 1995 Benjamin has worked as a director and mentor for circus artists, dancers, actors, musicians, and other performing artists.  He supports aspiring and seasoned professionals with technique, choreography, character and artistic research.   Whether you are working on a scene, a short routine or a full-length piece, Benjamin can help you.

He has developed clear practices that can be taught independently or in combination, in one on one or group situations :

Floating Spine - this is a movement practice based on 25 years of study of somatic practices and contemporary dance techniques.  Starting from proprioception, floating spine explores the dialogue between weight, clarity of intention, spinal involvement and trust in the body-mind.  It is the starting point for all of Benjamin’s work.

The Language of Objects (TLO) - this deals with the phenomenology of objects and ways of using an object’s qualities, properties and behaviours as a creative, compositional and performance tool.

Juggling and new dance - these classes deal with the fundamental principles involved in combining the two art forms.  How does the weight and movement of a juggling object influence the shape and spatial movement of a body?  How can the physical movement inherent to juggling be expanded to create dance?  Where are the boundaries between the two forms?  Are there any?

Classical Juggling Technique – Benjamin has been privileged to work several times with one the greatest technical jugglers of the last century, Sergej Ignatov.   He is able to draw on a long tradition of classical juggling technique to help you with rhythm, balance and timing in all of your juggling.