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27. pyramidales Jonglier- und Kleinkunstfestival Karlsruhe Convention Review – 2017(DE)

The Karlsruhe juggling convention took place from the 8th-10th September. It was good. Read about it here: Friday – Breakfast and Travelling My breakfast was particularly delicious, I had my muesli with yoghurt and some mixed in granola and mixed fruit with a smoothie. I then rushed some final packing in the form of a toothbrush and paste, loaded Jenni’s …

The Hoop and Glass Trick

eJuggle Hoop and Glass Trick

A common old school juggling trick / routine is what is now known as the hoop and glass trick. For this routine, a glass filled part way with water is placed inside a wooden hoop, which is then spun and tossed, with the goal being to not spill the water. The first time I ever saw the the skill performed …

Juggling Biographies

For an art form which is as varied and popular as juggling, we’ve had a surprisingly small number of biographies written about (or by) our practitioners.  Still, I suspect that very few of us are aware of all of the options available to us.  Despite the visual nature of juggling, much can be learned from reading about the jugglers covered …

Interview with Aleksandra Sobolieva

Aleksandra Sobolieva is a solo juggler from Ukraine. Her act is magnificent, amazing, technical, and one of the best hula hoop shows I’ve ever seen. She performs tricks like “The Helicopter” (consists of rotating a ring in the foot, another ring in the leg, balancing with hula hoop, and juggling with 5 hula hoops – a trick very few people …

Ladies Malabaristas – Colombia

Hace clic aquí por español The Ladies Malabaristas – Colombia project was born with the purpose of publicizing the talent of female jugglers in Colombia.  The goal of the Ladies Malabaristas series is to promote juggling among women, while inspiring all jugglers. This video collaboration project was done via Facebook over the course of one month. Fifteen women participated. We …

Francis Brunn Videos from the Bobby Jule Collection

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Bobby Jule (real name Joe Pegnato) was there at the beginning of the IJA. He was a charter member of the organization and was the 2015 recipient of the IJA 2015 Historical Achievement Award. Bobby took home movies of jugglers from the 1940s to the 1970s. He has agreed to allow the IJA to release these videos through eJuggle. Bobby filmed his friend Francis Brunn three times. Note that this was early enough in Brunn’s career that he had not yet learned the blind kick directly to a double ball spin stack. Instead, the ball was blind kicked to a front foot stall before being kicked up to the double ball spin stack. Enjoy!

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The IJA 70th Festival, 2017, Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Cedar Rapids is a pleasant little town in Iowa with a convention center and a river. The weather was friendly and the jugglers experienced little or no hostility from the natives. The town is centrally located on the US map, three hours by car from Chicago, four hours from Omaha, Kansas City, and St. Louis, so yes, far from anything …