eJuggle: Profiles

Michael and Tux – Dinnerware Juggling Brothers

Michael and Tux (real name Victor) were the sons of the German tightrope walker Willko. Their last name was Kopelky. After his sons were born, Willko created a musical clown act with his family in the mid 1930s. The two boys were hailed as musical prodigies, playing accordion, violin, and their specialty, the xylophone. Performing in circuses and variety theaters, …

Stefan Sing, awareness and audience – ep6 Juggle Jabber

Stefan Sing is a modern ball juggler from Germany. His fluid movements and 3 ball skill has made him famous around the world. Among Stefan’s work is teaching juggling, performing shows with his partner, directing Critical Mess and running the Katakomben. In the interview we also talk about consciousness, dancing, audiences and much more! You can also listen to the …

John Phillips Thomas – Mysterious Early Numbers Juggler

John P. Thomas   John P. Thomas was born in 1876 in Salt Lake City, Utah (USA). He was a self-taught juggler, as well as being a competitive boxer. In 1895, he opened an athletic school to train others in juggling and boxing. In 1898, John was offered a contract to tour with Ringling Brothers Circus as a juggler. While …

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Eric Philmore

Eric Philmore Eric Philmore’s real name was Erich Phillips. He began performing with his brothers Max and Karl as the Three Phillips, doing juggling, acrobatics, barrel walking, and antipodism.  Erich was drafted into the army in 1915 and his wife took his place in the trio. In 1919, after the war had ended, Erich formed his own company, the Original …

Jugglers – Where Are They Now? – Volume 4 – Brian Patz and Darin Marriott

Brian Patz This is the fourth volume in a series where I try to provide updates on jugglers who were once in spotlight, either via the IJA conventions, performances, or otherwise, but who aren’t so much anymore.  As I did in the first three of these articles, I hope that reading this either reminds you of this juggler, or introduces …

International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day was celebrated on March 8, and for that reason the IJA brings you an article dedicated to those women from around the world who have the discipline and perseverance to succeed in doing what they like: juggling. Some acts from different countries will be in the article. I know there are many talented acts that are not …

Interview with Eivind Dragsjø

  Eivind Dragsjø is a juggler who currently holds the world record of 9 clubs, 11 catches. Last year he placed 6th in the Favorite Jugglers poll. He was the youngest person to run the flash of 8 clubs. Here you can see the video. Something that catches my attention is his young age. He is 18 years old, and is …