More photos of the Five Aberts

(Haz clic aquí para español.) As a reader and follower of the history of juggling, any audiovisual material about a juggler or a group of juggler is very important for me. Through some record, I can investigate, analyze and bring your artistic career to posterity. Especially if it belongs to an artist from which one does not know much about …

Yuri Biryukov – Juggler, Equestrian, and Circus Director

(Haz clic aquí para español.) Yuri Biryukov was one of the best equestrian teachers in the circus world. Most of his life was dedicated to directing shows at the Russian State Circus School (GUTSI) where he was its general director. However, his beginnings in the circus were with juggling, with which he dazzled the Russian audiences with complex balances and …

The Incredible Lydia and Leonid Ignatov

(Haz clic aquí para español.) From the beginning, the famous juggler and acrobatic duo defied the limits of the possible within the circus arena. With highly complex tricks they managed to transcend history as one of the best Russian juggling shows. Lydia and Leonid’s connection can be detected as soon as they step onto the stage. To introduce the public …

The History of Juggling Games: Joggling

Michal Kapral (Haz clic aquí para español.) The word joggling is probably unknown to many jugglers. “Didn’t he mean juggling?” a friend told me. “Jogging like running?” commented another. Well, both attempts to guess are true if they are put together, but definitely not to be confused with “Joggling Board” a long and springy wooden board supported by two wooden …

Alberto Hernández Obituary

(Haz clic aquí para español.) Alberto Hernandez. Photo: Claqué Audiovisuales. I met Beto at the comics, cosplay, books, sports and circus event (SOFA), within the framework of the Colombian Circus Convention, held in Bogotá, in mid-October 2018. He came as a guest directly from Mexico, together with Chema Solamente and Jorge Vilchis, all members of the Conejo Lunar group, to …

Crossings on One Wheel: Around the World on a Unicycle

(Haz clic aquí para español.) “I want to see the world and, in my mind, the best way to do that is from the saddle of a unicycle!” – Ed Pratt Edward Pratt had the idea to transcend since 2012, when his friend Daisy introduced him to the unicycle. He was 17 years old and learning to juggle, and the thought of a circus …

The History of Juggling Games: Combat Juggling

(Haz clic aquí para español.) It is one of the most popular juggling games out there. At every juggling convention and festival there are one or more contests of the classic Combat Juggling (or Gladiators, as it is also known). So what is Combat juggling? It is a juggling competition that consists of knocking down the opponent’s props without letting …

Crossings on One Wheel: Unicycle Deliveries

(Haz clic aquí para español.) A couple of kilometers is the longest distance Carlos has had to travel when delivering an order. In the middle of trails, paths with sharp stones, puddles, mud and steep roads, it does not occur to him to imagine an accident. His self-confidence is stronger than the well-intentioned and intimidating advice of people who watch …

Interview with Sebastián Arcila

(Haz clic aquí para español.) Sebastián Arcila Madrid was born in Envigado, Colombia. At 24 he is one of the best jugglers in a country where juggling is still taboo. He started in this discipline eight years ago, when in his region there were, maximum, twenty jugglers scattered throughout the municipalities of Itagüí, Envigado, La Estrella, Sabaneta, and the city …