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Bravo Juggling presents: Stick Heroes / 2012. 06.

Rafael Kirashov participated in the "Ukrain's got talent", the talent contest of the Ukrainian television with his outstanding devilstick performance. Uniquely, he can spin the devilstick with his mouth, and even while he can keep two more devilsticks in the air with handsticks.

Name: Rafael Kirashov
Age: 32
Nationality: Ukrainian
Your school: I attended a circus school and an art university.

How many years have you been juggling with devilsticks: My parents are circus artists so I started juggling in an early age. 

Your juggling achievements (prize / performance / trick that you are proud of / etc.):
I performed my own shows in the Arab Emirates, Romania, Belarus, the USA, Germany, Russia, Moldova, Qatar, France, South Korea.

Other juggling equipments you play with:
I play 3 diabolos too.

Are you member of any team/group/club/association:
I´m not a member of any associations.

What are the most difficult tricks you can do?
The trick with 3 devilsticks is the hardest.

In what style do you play?
I play in a classic way using many tricks. Here is a video that shows me during training.

How many hours do you practice?
I practice 5-6 hours a day, sometimes less.

Where do you perform with devilsticks?
I perform in circuses and variety shows and the audience appreciates my devilstick shows. 

Do you teach juggling?
Now I'm teaching my son to juggle with an emphasis on devilsticks.  

What is your goal related with devilsticks? What is a challenge for you?
I'd like to show my art in circus festivals around the world!

Can you imagine not juggle devilsticks any more?
No because circus is not just my job but my life.

What do you advice to beginner/advanced devilstick players?
Practice as much as possible and you will succeed!!!