Roxana Küwen is a German-born circus artist who “likes to take her audience into her world and make them be astonished, confused or amazed by playing with categories and presence.” Witness the video above, where Küwen does something quite simple. She puts her feet next to her hands and moves her 20 digits in unison. Familiar body parts are put into strange motion, leaving you feeling charmed. But also a bit disconcerted.
Then Roxana starts her foot juggling routine. It’s not the most high velocity, risk-filled juggling act. The balls move slowly and never get more than a few feet off of the ground. There’s a strange simplicity to it, though captivating nonetheless.