eJuggle: Opinion/Theory/History

The Great Knetzger

I’ve found that I am spurred to do historical research on jugglers primarily out of curiosity.  When I see something that is interesting about a long ago juggler that I have never heard of, I want to learn more.  This was the case with I saw the following poster available on an online auction. I didn’t recall ever hearing about …

Finding the Game – Pearls of Juggling Articles #2

FINDING THE GAME! In my book, Pearls of Juggling, there’s a recurring theme that I find very interesting and which I keep turning to, not just throughout the whole book but also throughout most of my work as a whole. This theme is what I call FINDING THE GAME. Finding the game is what makes juggling FUN – it’s also …

The actress who juggles at traffic lights

Úrsula Achterberg is a Chilean actress who starred in a series for television called “Fuera de control,” broadcast on Channel Trece in Chile. She has also been in supporting roles in other television shows. She comes from an upper middle class family. His mother did social work while his father was engaged business. After graduating as an actress, she was …

Update of Female Juggling Stars of the Past Articles

In August of 2013, I wrote an article for eJuggle titled “10 Female Juggling Stars of the Past.” I followed this up with “11 More Female Juggling Stars of the Past” in April of 2015. These two articles became the starting point for Great Female Jugglers of the Past, a book I wrote and published in 2016. Since the publication …

Pepito Alvarez Interview

Pepito Alvarez was born José Luis Alvarez 1943 in Seville, Spain. He has had an amazing career, performing all over the world. In 1970, he won the Rastelli Trophy, given to the winner of International Festival of Juggling competition in Enricio Rastelli’s home town of Bergamo, Italy. I asked Pepito about his life and career. Please tell us a bit …

Trixie 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 Jule filmed juggling icon Trixie five times. One show is on stage and the other four performances are on ice skates. Note that these films are the only know examples that show Trixie flashing 7 plates and juggling five large balls. If you’d like to see even more rare video of Trixie, be sure to attend the Juggling History Show at the 2017 IJA Festival. We’ll be showing the earliest known film of Trixie, as well as videos of Bobby May, Adanos, and others that have never been seen my the juggling community.

Also available at the 2017 IJA Festival will be a new book about Trixie’s life and career, written by Scott Cain. This full biography was written with the help and blessing of Trixie’s family and will include over 100 photos. If you’d prefer to order the book online, click here: http://www.thebookpatch.com/BookStore/trixie-child-prodigy-skating-star-and-juggling-icon/55f15ba8-2213-4e0f-9bf0-4042230369aa?isbn=9781947136502.

For now, however, enjoy the five films of Trixie featured in the following video.

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Interview with Alberto Sforzi

  Alberto Sforzi is a solo juggler and a legend In Italian juggling. He was born on August 25, 1942. Since a young age, he’s been juggling and training every day, in order to achieve some amazing accomplishments. His great act, where he does unimaginable things like flash of 11 rings, 10 rings on the tightrope among other things, led him to become …

Videos From The Vault # 5 – Gil Dova

One of my favorite jugglers all of time was Gil Dova. Gil passed away last year and I wrote an obituary for him that can be read by clicking here. The obituary contained three videos of Gil’s amazing act. Recently I came across three more videos of Gil’s act. Two are completely new videos and the third is a clearer …

IJA Conventions / Festivals – Every Ten Years

Happy Birthday IJA – 70 Years Old!  It all started when some jugglers attending the International Brotherhood of Magicians Convention in 1947 in Pittsburgh, PA decided to form an organization specifically for jugglers.  The next summer, the first IJA Convention was held in Jamestown, New York.  38 of the 115 members attended, including three members who are still alive today …