Old School Hat Juggling: 1900 – 1950

Hat juggling was extremely popular in the late 1800s and early 1900s. I’ve already written eJuggle articles about the art of hat spinning and boomerang hats and about the originator of the “dancing hats” routine, Paul La Croix. These were all popular hat juggling styles at the turn of the century. There were lots of other types of hat manipulation …

IJA Tricks of the Month by Valentin Lopez from Argentina | Juggling Clubs

Hello, my name is Valentin Lopez. I’m from Buenos Aires, Argentina and I began juggling 3 years ago. The video was recorded in La Plata Buenos Aires. Song: freaks, surf curse Hola me llamo Valentin Lopez. de Buenos Aires argentina. Malabareo hace 3 años, el video fue grabado en la plata buenos aires. Cancion: freaks,surf curse Dedicación: Sebastian varino, Luz …

Elvira Madigan, Juggler and Equilibrist

(Haz clic aquí para español.) Her real name was Hedvig Antoinette Isabella Eleonore Jensen. She was born on December 4, 1867, in the parish of Sankt Maria in Flensburg, of the former Kingdom of Prussia. Her mother, Laura Madigan (her birth name Eleonora Cecilie Christine Marie Olsen) and her father Frederik Peter Jensen, were circus performers, so they taught Elvira …

Skuggling

(Haz clic aquí para español.) Perhaps, to most of the juggling community, the term “Skuggling” is unfamiliar. It involves juggling on a skateboard or skiing on water or snow. These activities are gaining popularity in relation to the upcoming 2022 Winter Olympic games in China. Enjoy a compilation of all three Skuggling modes below. Skuggling on Land Hernan Lorenzo. This …

D’Alvini – Juggler and Magician

D’Alvini (1847-1891) was born William Peppercorn in England. He was a famous magician and juggler. He was the cousin of celebrated clown Governelli, who also took on an Italian sounding name to seem more mysterious. D’Alvini traveled to Japan at one point, where he learned many skills and even began passing himself as Japanese. Before launching his solo career, he …

Object Episodes 12

Object Episodes is an ongoing discussion between Jay Gilligan and Erik Åberg about the past, present, and future of juggling. These recordings are evidence of one long form dialogue which took place during 24 consecutive hours, split into two sessions. Each episode brings a new chapter to the conversation. Juggling is examined as a community, culture, art form, activity, concept, …

Marko – the Juggling Chimpanzee

Marko and the Henderson family. (Haz clic aquí para español.) In 2019 I wrote an article about the amazing juggling tricks performed by apes (you can read it here). This time, I will write about a little-known primate, but his extraordinary abilities would possibly make him the best circus performer of his species. Marko was the chimpanzee of the artist, …

Jugglers, Past and Present by M. S. Mahendra – A History of Juggling

In an ongoing attempt to bring to light past attempts to summarize the history of juggling, I want to bring to you Jugglers, Past and Present, an article from 1944 that appeared in The Linking Ring magic magazine. The article was written by M. S. Mahendra (Francis B. Sterling), but mainly contains the recollections of old time jugglers Gus Kiralfo …