A Look At Notable Shaker Cup Jugglers

(日本語はこちら) Many jugglers don’t like shaker cup juggling due to the sound they tend to make, but the skill can be very impressive and creative in the right hands. Today we will look at some history of those who have specialized in the juggling of shaker cups. There are obviously other very talented jugglers who use shaker cups, but I …

Jugglers with Physical Disabilities at Traffic Lights

(Haz clic aquí para español.) Inspired by David Cain’s article, which deals with jugglers who have some physical disability, I began to investigate, along the same lines, artists at traffic lights in Latin America. I found several who wanted to be in the article. I hope to get a second part. Pipo Abraham Mauricio Almaraz Hernández was born in Tequisquiapan, …

Sky King Obituary

The juggling community and IJA family has lost one of its most loved members. Gail Sky King, known as Sky King to most of us, passed away on May 16th, 2022. She was a cherished and long-time member of the IJA, a very successful composer, and friend to many. She was born in Queens, NY in 1956, but lived in …

Newly Discovered Historical Juggling Videos – Part 3

(日本語はこちら) Historic films of jugglers continue to be discovered and uploaded to the internet all the time. Often, the jugglers in the videos are ones I’ve written about previously and sometimes are the first films of the juggler that the modern public has seen. Many such films have been uploaded recently to various Facebook groups, so I decided to compile …

Zirka – Ukrainian Solidarity Circus

(Haz clic aquí para español.) Zirka’s presentations at Terra Botánica ended on June 5. However, the displaced, the wounded, the dead and the missing in Ukraine continue to rise. How to explain to the world, in one hour, the terrible consequences of the war in Ukraine with the art of the circus? An answer to the previous question would be …

Newly Discovered Historical Juggling Videos – Part 2

(日本語はこちら) Historic films of jugglers continue to be discovered and uploaded to the internet all the time. Often, the jugglers in the videos are ones I’ve written about previously and sometimes are the first films of the juggler that the modern public has seen. Many such films have been uploaded recently to various Facebook groups, so I decided to compile …

Braidy Brown Obituary

Longtime IJA member Braidy Brown passed away suddenly on February 9, 2022. Braidy worked for many years at IBM, starting as a janitor and working his way up to the position of Manager of World Trade! This was a testament to the phenomenal work ethic and determination that Braidy was known for. Braidy had long wanted to learn to juggle, …

Art and Juggling for Ukrainian Children

(Haz clic aquí para español.) (日本語はこちら) Since the beginning of the Russian-Ukrainian conflict, more than 6.5 million people, including men, women, boys, and girls, have left Ukraine to take refuge in European countries such as Poland, Romania, Slovakia, among others, according to data from the international organization for migrations, associated with the UN. According to UNICEF, since February 24, 2022, …