“360 Allstars” show review

“360 Allstars” at the New Victory Theater, 42nd street and Broadway, NY.   My overall impression of this show is, simply put (once it gets going after a protracted introduction) one amazing trick after another until the end. Sometimes several awesome tricks going on at once. You don’t know where to look. At the New Victory Theater (where we saw …

IJA Tricks of the Month – USA – November 2014 – Nathan Biggs-Penton

For November, Nathan brings a few flowers, some funk, one sided alberts, and sky high quads. Maybe it’s all in thanks or just an early Christmas present. Who knows? Check out Niki Blomberg. He made this sweet music! Shout out to Flip Fest in Minneapolis where this was filmed! Bio time! Nathan says: I really like juggling. I have been …

Juggler’s Scoop – November 22th, 2014

Juggler’s Scoop is a bi-weekly collection of the latest juggling videos and news bits from around the web.  Here’s the latest scoop! – José Lima’s latest video contains no body throws. – Drex profiles poi spinner Kate McCoy. – Dominik & Daniel showcase their club passing skills in their 2015 Turbo Fest profile. – Zach DeLong gets creative with his …

Juggling Firsts: Part Two – Clubs / Sticks / Rackets

As I stated in part one of this series, in 1946 Vaudeville juggler Tommy Breen wrote a now well-known article for Roger Montandon’s Jugglers’ Bulletin on “Juggling Firsts,” listing the first jugglers to accomplish various feats, to the best of his considerable knowledge. This list has been an invaluable resource to juggling historians ever since, but it is now 68 …

Big Apple Circus – Metamorphosis

The Big Apple Circus runs from now until January 11th in Lincoln Center, in Manhattan’s Upper West Side. The show is two hours long including intermission. On Wednesdays there is a two for one ticket deal and no intermission (75 minutes). Perennial Ringmaster John Kennedy Kane keeps the show moving along with little negative space between acts and almost no …

Juggling Firsts: Part One – Balls and Ball Bouncing

In 1946, Vaudeville juggler Tommy Breen wrote a now well-known article for Roger Montandon’s Jugglers’ Bulletin on “Juggling Firsts,” listing the first jugglers to accomplish various feats, to the best of his considerable knowledge. This list has been an invaluable resource to juggling historians ever since, but it is now 68 years old. Therefore, I’m now endeavoring to compile an …

IJA Tricks of The Month Chile. November 2014 By: Jugglinares

Hector and Hugo are jugglers from Linares, Chile. They’ve been juggling since 2011. In this video they show 3, 5, and 6 balls tricks and sequences with 3 clubs. Hector y Hugo son malabaristas de Linares, Chile. Ellos hacen malabares desde el 2011. En el video muestran trucos de 3, 5, y 6 pelotas y secuencias de 3 clavas.

IJA 2014 Honorary Awards

The Honorary Awards presented at the 2014 IJA Festival in West Lafayette, Indiana, USA were: The IJA Historical Achievement Award: Airjazz The IJA Award of Excellence: Paul Ponce The IJA Extraordinary Service Award: Mike & Marilyn Sullivan; Paul & Gabi Keast The IJA Historical Achievement Award: Airjazz (Peter Davison, Jon Held, Kezia Tenenbaum) Peter Davison, Jon Held, and Kezia Tenenbaum …

Hat Spinning – History, Instruction, and Performers

 In the final years of the nineteenth century and the first half of the twentieth century, hat spinning was a fairly standard and common form of juggling. Today this art form is performed by perhaps as few as two or three jugglers in the entire world. For those who have never seen it, hat spinning can perhaps be best described …