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The Tube and Balls Routine

One particular interest of mine is researching props and routines that were once popular among jugglers but that are now almost completely forgotten. One such example is the Tube and Balls Routine. This routine used a tube and two or three balls to perform a variety of tricks. Let’s take a look at this routine’s history before we examine what …

“Volta” a Cirque du Soleil production

Volta is the latest touring show by Cirque du Soleil. It is the next logical step in the evolution of new circus, so much so that the word ‘circus’ itself is almost obsolete. Further and further in the past are the animal acts, the sawdust, the clowns, the ringmaster, and the legendary acts, wire walkers, flyers, and sharpshooters. Now it’s …

A Brief History of the Pocket Pole Prop

The prop that I call the pocket pole is a pole that is balanced on the juggler’s forehead that has billiard style pockets / nets or cups in various locations up the pole. The juggler juggles balls and tosses them up to catch in the various pockets. The earliest reference I can find to the pocket pole prop is its …

Francisco Alvarez

Francisco Alvarez was a successful juggler and an important juggling historian. Born in Nicaragua in 1913, he came to the United States at the age of 12, settling in New Orleans. He learned to juggle at the age of 12 but also pursued an interest in art. Francisco  studied art at the Arts and Crafts Club in New Orleans. He …

IJA Tricks of the Month by Joe Fisher of Australia

IJA Tricks of the Month Joe Fisher

The IJA Tricks of the Month video series showcases diverse juggling talents from around the world. Subscribe to our Youtube channel and stay tuned for future videos. Now, get ready to enjoy the IJA Tricks of the Month by Joe Fisher of Australia! Meet Joe: “My name’s Joe, and I’ve been juggling for 15 years. I’m particularly interested in the …

Videos From The Vault – George Lerch

George Lerch was a popular juggler and slack rope performer in the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s. He was quite skilled both on stage and on the slack rope. He juggled with balls, rings, clubs, devil stick, tennis racket and balls, balls and tube, and ball bouncing. One unique trick that George performed was to stand on a board balanced on …

IJA Tricks of the Month | Move to Circus Academy of Israel

Tricks of the Month

The IJA Tricks of the Month video series showcases diverse juggling talents from around the world. Subscribe to our Youtube channel and stay tuned for future videos. This Tricks of the Month video features the Move to Circus Academy: “We are the Stefanie Company from Move to Circus Academy in Israel, where we filmed the video. We like to play …