Paolo Bedini

After the death of Enrico Rastelli in 1931, many jugglers who were influenced by Rastelli’s style debuted on the stages of Europe. These included Bob Ripa, Paolo Pilletto, Italo Medini, Eduordo Raspini, and many others. However, the juggler who had perhaps the truest claim to the title of Rastelli’s successor was his nephew, Paolo Bedini. Paolo Bedini was born in …

Juggling Tricks with Eggs

At some point, most beginning  jugglers try juggling raw eggs. They are often the first fragile objects jugglers try. I used to juggle raw eggs over a volunteer from the audience in my shows. EJuggle editor Scott Seltzer has tested the limits of toss juggling with raw eggs, as you can see in the following video. There’s even a popular …

The Balls Through The Hat Trick

The Balls Through the Hat Trick is a fairly simple trick to explain. The juggler wears a top hat or bowler hat that has a hole in the top. The juggler juggles three balls and tosses a ball into the hole. The ball then travels through a tube or down a ramp and comes out at the front of the …

Nino Frediani Obituary

The juggling world has lost one of its most famous and well-liked members, Nino Frediani. Coming from an Italian circus family that traces its origins back to 1650, Nino was born in a dressing room of a Portuguese circus in 1940 in Libson. His mother and father were performing in the ring when she felt her first labor pains. Nino …

Mike Newman Obituary

We are sad to report that New Zealand’s Mike Newman has passed away. Mike, who was 68 at the time of his death, was well-known in the city of Palmerston North, where he had been performing as a street juggler for around twenty seven years. He was also a prolific writer and poet. Mike was the subject of a short …

Morris Cronin – Early Juggling Innovator

Morris Cronin is a juggler who is mostly forgotten by history. However, his contributions and innovations still resonate in the art form today. Morris Cronin was an American juggler of Irish descent, born in Hopkinton, Massachusetts. He was considered by most of his peers to be the greatest solo club juggler of the late 1800s. Vaudeville juggler and juggling historian, …

British Pathe Juggling Videos (1925-1941) – Part 2

In July 2018, eJuggle published an article featuring 18 videos of juggling dating from 1925 and older. The reaction to that article was very positive. Four of those videos were from the archives of British Pathe, the famed newsreel and documentary company that ran from 1910 to 1970. The British Pathe archives recorded many other juggling acts that are wonderful …

British Pathe Juggling Videos (1925-1941) – Part 1

In July 2018, eJuggle published an article featuring 18 videos of juggling dating from 1925 and older. The reaction to that article was very positive. Four of those videos were from the archives of British Pathe, the famed newsreel and documentary company that ran from 1910 to 1970. The British Pathe archives recorded many other juggling acts that are wonderful …

The Whirligig Balance

Of all the tricks in my Juggling History Show, the Whirligig Balance gets the most consistent positive reaction out of both jugglers and non-jugglers. This is a very old trick, consisting of a spiral or snake-shaped pole that has a plate spinning at the top. The bottom of the pole is balanced on the juggler’s forehead, on a mouthpiece, or …