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IJA Tricks of The Month by: Hamish Smithers from Australia | Diabolo Juggling

This Tricks of the Month video features by Hamish Smithers. Meet Hamish: My name is Hamish Smithers, I’m from Melbourne, Australia, and I’ve been juggling with diabolos for almost 10 years. I just want to share some fun tricks I’ve been brainstorming and working on, with some weird vibes to go with it. You can find some more of my …

Videos From The Vault – The Elgins

The Elgins were the best known American juggling troupe throughout the 1930s and 1940s. They team consisted of a number of well known jugglers from earlier teams. Before we examine some videos of the Elgins, you may want to read a history of the troupe, written by one of their members, Tommy Breen. This was first published in a series …

Jugglers Pictured in Cabinet Cards

One of the rarest types of juggling memorabilia are cabinet cards featuring jugglers. Cabinet cards are photographs taken between 1860 and the very early 1900s that are mounted on a thick, heavy card. They often featured celebrities and popular entertainers, so it was not too uncommon for jugglers to be featured in the images. Usually the juggler is just shown …

IJA Tricks of the Month by Kathrin Wagner of Germany | Ring Juggling

This Tricks of the Month video features by Kathrin Wagner. Meet Kathrin. Kathrin is a ring juggler and hooper based in Berlin, Germany. She discovered her obsession with rings while learning her first “pancakes” about ten years ago. Since then, she has performed at countless juggling conventions all over Europe, and became a professional performer. She loves juggling because of …

New York – Sexy juggling: Biting the Big Apple

Why do people come to New York? For the culture. For the excitement. For work. To make your dreams come true. For the juggling. All the right reasons. Did someone say ‘juggling’? Let’s look at two recent ongoing shows that feature jugglers. Bindlestiff Family Cirkus “Cabaret” at The Cutting Room, and “Burlesque Night” at the Slipper Room. Bindlestiff Family Circus …

Dr. Kate Riegle Van West

Kate Riegle van West was born in Normal, Illinois in 1986. From a young age she gravitated toward climbing on things/hanging upside down/causing general panic for her parents. At age 7 she joined a youth circus program at her school, and immediately knew the circus was her home. Yes, Kate grew up in a place called “Normal” and ran away …

The Juggler Stage Name Game

I was recently asked what my real name was by a magician. I told him David Cain was my real name, although I admitted that in day to day life away from the juggling world, I generally go by Dave. Nevertheless, he was surprised that I had been born with such a “stage-ready name,” as he called it. His real …

Berlin Juggling Convention, 2018

Directions to BJC were easy to follow and as I neared the site, I saw stenciled clubs pointing me in the right direction. I arrived just as they were opening the gates. They give everyone a temporary pass and you can only upgrade to a proper pass if you do volunteer work. I took the first shift of badge control …

Jacky Lupescu

  Romanian juggler Jacky Lupescu was born Siehe Lupovici in 1919 in Saloniki, Greece, where his family was on tour with a circus. He specialized in complex combination tricks performed both on the ground and on a slack wire. He had a long performing career that began at an early age, when he started performing in a slack wire act …