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Joy of Juggling

His new career is up in the air — and he couldn't be happier

Portrait of Harry Levine, of The Flying Karamozov Brothers, with Steve Horstmann, Jeremy Perkins, and Amiel Martin juggling in the background in Layton, UT

"I soak up the energy, which sweeps over you," says Harry Levine, 54, who recently joined the Flying Karamazov Brothers. — Photo by Brad Swonetz

Harry Levine steps onto a New York City stage before 400 rapt onlookers. Wearing a kilt, Prince Charlie jacket, white shirt, and bowtie, he holds a small recorder to his mouth and plays the top half with his left hand, using his right to juggle three balls with another juggler — who is simultaneously singing and strumming a guitar himself. Meanwhile, another juggler is playing the bottom half of Levine's recorder. Much to Levine's relief, the crowd roars. "I didn't think I'd be able to do it," admits the new member of the renowned Flying Karamazov Brothers (FKB), a juggling company famous for tossing about frying pans and flaming torches like so many nerf balls. … Back to Article

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