The European Juggling Convention 2019 – Review – Newark on Trent (UK)

The European Juggling Convention 2019 – Newark (UK) The European Juggling Convention is the largest juggling event in the world, held in a different European country each year. 2019 saw the EJC arrive at the Newark Showground in Nottinghamshire (UK). Here follows my account of the 9-day convention. Saturday Travel As part of our conditioning towards a successful EJC, Ed …

IJA Tricks of the Month by Santiago Rivera from Guatemala | Juggling

This video is the compilation of my process of growth, the things that I have learned trough out my life and my travels. Guatemala is a small country full of beautiful things to discover where arts try to survive one more day. This is the second tricks of the month video made by a Guatemalan in the history of the …

Tricks of the Month by Gerardo Ávila (Goofy) of México

Tricks of the Month

Me our newest contributor to the IJA Tricks of the Month video series: Hello my name is Gerardo Avila (Goofy). I am 25 years old and I was born in the city of Perote, Veracruz. I currently live in the city of Tijuana where this video was recorded. I am extremely grateful for the invitation and trust by Lucas Adverse …

The Invention and Reinvention of the Plastic Spinning Plate: Part 1

In the juggling world, some props change quite a bit over time while others remain the same. If you compare a modern plastic ring to one of Rudy Horn’s plastic rings from 1945 (shown below), the only real difference is the thickness of the ring. Rudy Horn’s plastic ring from 1945 (left) next to a modern ring However, if you …

The History of Poi Swinging Within the Juggling Community

The art of spinning poi originated with the Maori people of New Zealand. It is not known when poi dancing was created by the Maori, but it pre-dates their first contact with Europeans in the early 1800s and likely goes back to as far as 1500 A.D.. Poi is still practiced by the Maori, but for this article, we will …

Mr. Boomerang

As I research juggling history, I occasionally come across acts that are fairly unique. One such act that I’ve been aware of for quite some time was done by Australian performer Bevan Raynor, who is better known as Mr. Boomerang. Bevan originally worked as an acrobat and standard juggler in the 1960s, but eventually put together an act of sword …

IJA Ball Juggling Tutorial – Frostbite – Andrew Olson – Patreon Sponsored

Andrew Olson from the Kansas City Juggling Club teaches Frostbite, a 3 ball pattern. Instagram: @noslowerdna Balls: Play SIL-X 78mm Radfactor Premium 80mm and 100mm Background soundtrack: Wispher – Ice Blur https://wispher.bandcamp.com/track/ice-blur Wispher – Forever Fragile https://wispher.bandcamp.com/track/forever-fragile Sean Armitage – Memory Isn’t A Choice (Drumless Version) This video was made possible by the generous donors who have given to the …

IJA Tricks of the Month August by South American collaboration / Juggling

This South American collaboration video was born in the seventh world meeting of Malabar in Quito Ecuador, 2018. The original idea and production was created by Jugglar Producciones and the Circomic Company, Ecuadorian companies dedicated to the growth and dissemination of juggling in the country and the world. The recording took more than a year, capturing interesting places in the …