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Anthony Gatto

This article is about the juggler. For the composer, see Anthony Gatto (composer).
Anthony Gatto
Born (1973-04-14) April 14, 1973 (age 41)
Manhattan, New York
Occupation Juggler
Website
http://anthonygatto.com/

Anthony Gatto (real name Anthony Commarota) is an American juggler who holds several juggling world records. He began performing in Las Vegas at the age of ten.

Born in Manhattan April 14, 1973[1] and growing up in Maryland, he was a juggling prodigy: world-class by the age of nine.[2] He made his first television appearance at the age of 8 on the program That's Incredible! Gatto's early exposure to juggling, and much of his initial act, can be credited to his father Nick Gatto, a longtime performer.[3]

In 1998 Gatto met his future wife Danielle, who would go on to become his assistant during his performances. A professional dancer, Danielle added circus-style skills to her résumé to accompany her husband on circus tours. In 2000 he became the first and so far only juggler to win the prestigious Golden Clown award at the 24th International Circus Festival of Monte-Carlo.[4] Between 2007 and 2009 Gatto's performance was a part of Cirque du Soleil's show Koozå. Since 2010 he is part of Cirque du Soleil's show La Nouba.

Skills

Gatto formerly shared the record for most rings juggled and caught at least once. He currently holds the following 12 juggling world records:

Rings
  • 7 rings for 15 minutes 5 seconds in 1989.[5]
  • 8 rings for 1 minute 17 seconds in 1989.[5]
  • 9 rings for 235 catches in 2005.[5]
  • 10 rings for 47 catches in 2005.[5]
  • 11 rings for 17 catches in 2006.[5]
  • 12 rings for 12 catches in 1993.[5]
Clubs
  • 6 clubs for 7 minutes 38 seconds in 2005.[5]
  • 7 clubs for 4 minutes 23 seconds in 2005.[5]
  • 8 clubs for 16 catches in 2006.[5]
Balls
  • 7 balls for 11 minutes 37 seconds in 2011.[6]
  • 8 balls for 1 minute 13 seconds in 2006.[5]
  • 9 balls for 54 seconds in 2006.[5]

References

External links

  • AnthonyGatto.com, Anthony Gatto's commercial page
  • Anthony Gatto's YouTube channel
  • Videos of Anthony Gatto juggling
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