La Real Esa Obituary

(Haz clic aquí para español.) The community of jugglers of South America lost one of its greatest stars: Francy Katherine Suavita Niño, known as “Katty,” or “La Real Esa.” She was born on September 24, 1985, in Bogotá, Colombia. Since she was a child, she became interested in riding a bicycle, learning to play musical instruments, learning juggling, theater, and …

Juggling in Africa, part 2

(Haz clic aquí para español.) This is the second part of the Juggling in Africa series. I recently wrote the first part, which you can read by clicking here. Many jugglers have been amazed by these investigations, so I decided to make several parts. Have you ever wondered how the poorest and most neglected countries in the world can be …

Juggling in Africa – Part 1

(Haz clic aquí para español.) Rwanda Le Cirque Du Soleil is a social project that teaches the basic techniques of juggling and acrobatics to the children and adolescents of Rwanda. This project works mainly with young people from the village of Kabagendwa, located in the district of Kicukiro, in the city of Kigali. It was created by Mitsinto Viateur. Mitsinto …

Abhoy Mitra

(Haz clic aquí para español.) Abhoy Mitra is the most famous juggler in India. When you talk about the circus art of India, the first thing you will hear is the name of Abhoy Mitra. A juggler who loves his art, and will not leave it until death says otherwise. Abhoy Mitra was born in a village in the city …

Dr. Kate Riegle Van West

(Haz clic aquí para español.) Kate Riegle van West was born in Normal, Illinois in 1986. From a young age she gravitated toward climbing on things/hanging upside down/causing general panic for her parents. At age 7 she joined a youth circus program at her school, and immediately knew the circus was her home. Yes, Kate grew up in a place …

Interview with Svetlana Zueva

Svetlana Zueva

(Haz clic aquí para español.) Svetlana Zueva is an extraordinary juggler. She was born on October 11, 1985, in Moscow, Russia. She is one of the few female jugglers who can juggle 7 clubs. If you watch her videos, you will notice her wonderful technique and amazing tricks, with clean movements, and very few errors. She performed in Cirque du Soleil, …

Juggling in North Korea – Part 3

(Haz clic aquí para español.) As some will know, I have written two articles about juggling in North Korea, which you can read here (the first part) and here (the second part). It was very difficult to find information, photos and videos. Read them, all the parts are very interesting. On this occasion, I bring two testimonies from Western people …

Juggling movies in Colombia – Review

(Haz clic aquí para español.) Many people who are not jugglers, and even some jugglers, are surprised to hear that in Colombia there are juggling movies. They comment that they have not see them in movie theaters. Actually, they are independent films and to get them you should talk to the creators directly or in the case of one (which …

Juggling in North Korea – Part 2

(Haz clic aquí para español.) In the first part of this series, I talked a little about the history of Korea and explained the causes that unleashed the conflict between the two nations. If you have not read it, I invite you to click here. Since the publication of the first part, I have received information that I did not know. I …