“Hazel Bock, presents a rapid-fire nonsense language lecture while casually juggling poles and tables with her feet. It is both funny and breathtaking and she has a terrific sense of timing.”
Hillary Crampton, THE AGE 2003
“hightlight acts include... Hazel Bock's dazzling , laughing ticklish foot juggling with balls, or a table (yes, a table), while draped backwards over a deck chair.”
Lynne Lancaster, Sydney Arts Guide 2014
“wacky, French gibberish-speaking clown who juggles a table with her feet…awesome skill...”
Kate Herbert, Herald-Sun, 2003
“You were the highlight of the night, outstanding!”
Special Events Coordinator, The Hilton Hotel Melbourne
“Hazel Bock's foot juggling is graceful and fun.”
Jason Blake, Sydney Morning Herald 2014
This show has suitcases full of delightful offering for early childhood audiences and features internationally acclaimed juggler Hazel Bock. Bock’s captivating performance displays her craft and incredible dexterity. The performance begins with some traditional juggling and Bock astonishes the audience as she gradually increases the difficulty of the juggling challenges, frequently involving both hands and feet.
Her stage persona appeals to the audience’s willingness to collaborate and they are actively involved in ensuring the success of her juggling acts. Bock works with juggling balls and juggling rings and creates mesmerising patterns in the air and her audience remains astonished and fixated on the colourful patterns she creates.
The show includes some clever shadow puppet work and keeps her audience guessing as well as imitating her expressive hand gestures. Bock interacts with her audience primarily through mime and gesture. During some acts objects fly around the space to the amazement of both young and old spectators. Bock’s clowning skills are beautifully executed and exploited throughout this show.
The highlight of the performance is the finale where Bock displays incredible ability to juggle objects of almost any size. Her control over the large cumbersome items is a testament to the precision and impeccable timing of her circus artistry. Bock’s show employs a variety of simple but effective entertainment techniques that stimulate the imagination and has her audience enthralled.
Patricia Di Risio. Stage Whispers 2017
She sashayed onto the stage with a knowing air about her, oozing the kind of confidence must of us have when it comes to brushing our teeth. Only this woman – this woman – lay upside down on a purpose built bench, warmed up by juggling balls with her feet, then did a whole lot more showing off by doing seemingly impossible things with a wooden table. She flipped it, spun it and twirled it, her feet working with a furious dexterity, like little creatures with minds of their own.
Later she performed a similar routine with a stack of suitcases. As someone who has brutally kicked the life out of a broken suitcase on the streets of Paris, I was quietly stunned with the clever and delicate things she was doing with her feet and some luggage. I don't doubt those toes would be capable of manipulating combination locks. Amazing.
Lee Bemrose, Australian Stage Online 2015