Product Review: Ringdama

Ringdama is a new skill toy invented by well-known juggler Daniel Holzman. Dan’s previous skill toy, Volcano Ball, was a new take on the old tube and balls routine and tennis can and balls. The Ringdama is based on the skill toys kendama and cup and ball.   The Ringdama consists of a wooden cup with four cut outs and …

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 …

2

The British Juggling Convention 2017 – Review

The 30th British Juggling Convention returned to Nottingham for a week of Workshops, Shows and General Shenanigans from the 7th – 13th April 2017. I went along and lots of things occurred. Arrival We arrived on site at about quarter to 5pm after a less than exemplary trip up the M1. As we took the turning for the Harvey Haddon …

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 …

1

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 …

Juggler’s Scoop – March 2017

Juggler’s Scoop is a monthly collection of the latest juggling videos and news bits from around the web.  Here’s the latest scoop! – Marta Paley has uploaded cigar box juggling highlights and a routine. – Tim Goddard presents a quick reference guide to poi juggling patterns. – Footage from 1948 of Francis and Lottie Brunn performing at the Eiffle Tower …

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 …