History of Juggling Games: Volleyclub

EJC 2010 Joensuu, Finland. (Haz clic aquí para español.) I have written about the history of combat juggling and I also did an article about joggling. In this third part, we will see the beginnings and evolution of one of the most popular and important games in juggling festivals in the world: Volleyclub. Its popularity is, in part, thanks to …

Interview with Domenyk La Terra

(Haz clic aquí para español.) Domenyk La Terra is considered one of the best jugglers of this generation. He was born in Melbourne, Australia, on July 22, 1999, although some confuse his nationality. His artistic career is relatively short, as he has been juggling for just 7 years. His videos show great research into ball manipulation, creating extremely difficult tricks, …

Moung Mya – The Burmese Juggler

(Haz clic aquí para español.) In late 1902, juggler Moung Mya arrived in Topeka, Kansas, under the management of manager Brigham, for the Midwinter show. His suit was nothing more than a robe that wrapped around his waist and crotch; sometimes he would wear a t-shirt that only covered his torso. His name was one of the most striking on …

Top 10 – The Most Extraordinary Shows at Traffic Lights

(Haz clic aquí para español.) Juggling at the traffic light is a practice commonly seen in Latin American countries. However, in regions of Europe and Asia jugglers also display their impeccable agility, manipulating clubs, balls, etc. Artists have, on average, forty to sixty seconds to show off their skills to people watching from their cars while they’re stopped at intersections. …

Women in Juggling History

(Haz clic aquí para español.) Throughout history, we can see that women played a leading role in the evolution of juggling. In some cultures, which we will see below, even the art of throwing objects into the air is exclusive to the female gender. The most notorious case, and at the same time the oldest record of juggling that exists, …

Apps for Jugglers

(Haz clic aquí para español.) Due to the rise of technology and the massive production of applications for smartphones, there have been several virtual games that have been created in terms of juggling. Some of these already known, such as JugglingLab, which have taught us numerous tricks and siteswaps that improved our juggling. However, in download stores, such as Google …

Two Classic Tips on How to be a Good Juggler

(Haz clic aquí para español.) Michael Steiner, known by the stage name Kara (1867-1939), was one of the best jugglers of his time. He was also the creator of the “Kara Box” structure, and originator of the popular “Gentleman juggling” style, which consists of juggling with the everyday objects that a gentleman had: hat, cane, cigars, etc. If you want …

The Sad Episode in the Life of George Fielding

(Haz clic aquí para español.) Not much is known about the life of comedy juggler George Fielding. It is known that he was popular for being the first juggler to juggle six balls. A demonstration of this feat was made during the Universal Exhibition in 1893, in which the international press publicized George’s achievement. He also juggled bottles, and he …

The Strange Challenge of Jean Bedini

(Haz clic aquí para español.) Comedy juggler Jean Bedini performed one of the strangest and most dangerous challenges in juggling history. Jean, with enviable self-confidence, had an attendant throw a turnip weighing just over a pound at him from a 150-foot-tall building to land on the tip of a fork he was holding in his mouth. The feat was carried …