Juggling With Paper

Most people wouldn’t think of paper as being a good material with which to make juggling props, but doing so has been done with reasonable success. In the 1870s, Henri Agoust famously juggled a wad of paper, a wine bottle, and a cannonball. Paul Cinquevalli, the first juggler to truly become an entertainment superstar, did a version of this that …

11 Important Historical Juggling Books and Articles Found Online

Starting out in the juggling world in the early 1980s, my only sources for information on juggling were a handful of books at my local library and my quarterly issue of Juggler’s World Magazine. Over forty years later, beginning jugglers have seemingly endless resources in the palm of their hands. Online videos, articles, and even books abound. I personally have …

Thoughts on The Entertainment Value of Juggling: An Opinion Piece

Before I begin sharing my thoughts on the entertainment value of juggling, I want to clearly state that juggling can have many purposes or no purpose at all. It can be done for fun, for artistic expression, for exercise, for personal achievement, for therapy, for competition, and for many other reasons. All of these are perfectly fine motivations. I’m not …

Round Cigar Box Alternatives

Cigar box juggling has its origins in Japan, where wooden blocks were used to do various complex balancing tricks as well as tricks we now more closely associate with cigar boxes. Toorukitchie – 1860s Eventually, jugglers such as Boum-Boum, Jim Harrigan, and W.C. Field popularized using cigar boxes, or at least props decorated as cigar boxes, in their acts. However, …

The Three Spinning Ball Back Roll

Rudy Cardenas was one of the brightest juggling stars of the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s. The incredible Mexican juggler was born March 19th, 1926 and started his performing career around 1929. By the age of seven he could perform 5 balls and 5 bell sticks. He was known as the Little Rastelli. At 8 years old he became the first …

George W. Rowland – African-American Vaudeville Juggler

George Rowland George Rowland was considered by many of his peers to be the greatest African-American juggler of the Vaudeville era. He was born George Watkins Rowland on March 1st, 1885 in Water Valley, Mississippi. His parents were circus performers who passed away when George was ten years old. George continued to live with the circus and became a very …

Interview With Jacob D’Eustachio

(日本語はこちら) Today we interview juggler Jacob D’Eustachio. Ejuggle: Can you tell our readers a bit about yourself apart from juggling? Jacob D’Eustachio (JD): I’d describe myself as a very curious guy. I love to learn, love to eat, love to read, and love to explore new places both in my city and around the world. (I’m also a nerdy, gay, …

Alda and Doret – Amazing Object Balancers

I often come across a photo a juggler about whom I know nothing and wonder how much information I could find about them. This happened to me a few days ago. I was shown some photos of a performer named Bugler Carr. The photos show the process of setting up, achieving, and breaking down an incredible balance of 20 bayonets. …

Bill Giduz Obituary

We are very sad to report that Bill Giduz passed away on May 11th, 2024. Born William Roland Giduz on April 12, 1952, Bill grew up in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. His father was a journalist and his mother was the town manager for Chapel Hill. Bill Giduz was an extremely important figure in the juggling community around the world. …