Three Soviet Equestrian Jugglers

(Haz clic aquí para español.) Some of the first jugglers in the former Soviet Union, at the beginning of the 20th century, were equestrian acrobats. The Soviet circus had mainly acrobatics and animal shows in its repertoire. The discipline of equestrian juggling became so popular that it was taught at the GUTSEI circus school in the Soviet Union. From there, …

Amazing Tales From Juggling History – Part 2

(日本語はこちら) As I learn more and more about juggling history, I find many amusing or astonishing stories from the lives and careers of jugglers of the past. I thought it would be interesting to readers to collect some of these in a series of articles. Enjoy Part 2 of this series. Charles Hoey’s Big Finale The first juggler to perform …

Amazing Tales From Juggling History – Part 1

(日本語はこちら) As I learn more and more about juggling history, I find many amusing or astonishing stories from the lives and careers of jugglers of the past. I thought it would be interesting to readers to collect some of these in a series of articles. Enjoy Part 1 of this series. Paul Spadoni’s Cannon Ball Accident Paul Spadoni The first …

American Juggling Soldiers in Afghanistan

(Haz clic aquí para español.) “The creation of this (juggling) club may have been my most significant contribution to the mission of NATO’s International Security Assistance Force.” -Dan Ward Sergeant Harrah, 49, has been riding a unicycle since he learned at age 8. Photo: Dube juggling equipment. The soldiers who were in Afghanistan during the intervention of the United States …

Newly Discovered Films Of Donald Lauppe

(日本語はこちら) Donald Lauppe was born into a juggling family. His parents were the famous juggling duo Gus and Ursula. Donald was born on April 12, 1952 and grew up in show business. Below you can see him with his parents and the legendary comedy duo of Laurel and Hardy. Gus and Ursula with their son Donald and famed comedians Laurel and …

Big Apple Circus 2022, “Dream Big”

Big Apple Circus is performing in Manhattan in Lincoln Center now until January 1st. This year there are three good news items: Nik Wallenda, the owner and proprietor, is the finale act. There is plenty of comedy, surprises, international acts, variety and a healthy dose of “circus thrill.” IJA award winner Gena Shvartsman Cristiani is the featured juggler. The circus starts with …

Club Juggling by Simón Millar from Chile | IJA Tricks of the Month

Hello! My name is Simon Millar Verdugo and I’m from the commune of Buin in the metropolitan region of Chile. I’ve been juggling for 5 years. My research is focused on the Contact club and balancing. I want to thank my family for always supporting me in this, to all my friends from Buin who know who they are and …

The Cardinal of Diabolo

(Haz clic aquí para español.) When the diabolo arrived and prevailed in France at the beginning of the 19th century, it became everyone’s favorite pastime, young and old alike. Men and women of the French upper class manipulated diabolos, as we see below. The toy crossed borders and reached England, Belgium, and Central European countries. Diabolo fever led to national …