Jessie Millar – Juggler, Cornetist and Pianist

(Haz clic aquí para español.) Although there is little detailed information about Jessie Millar’s life, we can get an idea of what her artistic career was like by putting together the pieces of newspaper reports, inquiries from experts in vaudeville, theater and music of the 19th and 20th centuries. Jessie was born in Los Angeles, United States, in 1882. She …

Sylvester George Schäffer – The Most Virtuous Icarian Juggler

(Haz clic aquí para español.) Sylvester George Schäffer was born in Levice, Slovakia (formerly of the Astro-Hungarian Empire), on December 31, 1859. His father, Karl Schäffer, (juggler and artist who worked alongside Josef Kremo, grandfather of juggler Kris Kremo), and his mother, Susanne Peisensteiner (daughter of a master tailor), taught him a wide variety of arts at an early age, …

Susana’s Resurrection

(Haz clic aquí para español.) Susana would not imagine that, in an oversight, her life would be faced with fire, which she was able to dominate. Like the phoenix, she with her tears was reborn from the ashes of a life that still needs to tell a thousand stories. I met Juan Arturo Rosales more than three months ago. He …

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Otedama – Japanese Children’s Juggling Game

(Haz clic aquí para español.) In Japan, there is a traditional way of juggling that is now reborn thanks to a group of people who promote its practice. Otedama is a non-competitive game in which bean-bag balls are used, usually made at home. The challenge is to test your agility by catching the most balls in one hand, while throwing …

Maruichi Senoh – Japan’s oldest juggling master

(Haz clic aquí para español.) Master Senoh has on his back the legacy of more than 400 years of history of traditional Japanese performing arts: Edo Daikagura. This style comes from the Kagura (entertainment for the gods), and from Edo (from the Edo or Tokugawa period). It began as a religious rite to ward off evil spirits and welcome the …

Interview with Camilo Londoño

(Haz clic aquí para español.) Camilo Londoño Cortes is a young and talented juggler born in Pereira, Colombia, in 1999. He began juggling at an early age. He was going to study mechatronics, but decided to pursue juggling. He studied circus at the National Learning Service (SENA) and he currently works in private events, in theaters, and at traffic lights …

Adhikari Saraswati – The hula hoop social activist in Nepal

Adhikari Saraswati. Photo: circusakathmandu.com (Haz clic aquí para español.) Rural villages in Nepal are struggling to survive despite the earthquake that shook the country on April 25, 2015, which left more than 8,000 dead. In this place, the absence of the government is evident. The houses are built with bricks and it is difficult for children to access education. In …

The Art of Yennega Circus

(Haz clic aquí para español.) The African continent did not expect that, with the innovative ideas of cultural managers such as Erin Stephens and Armand Ouendlamita, one of its countries would have one of the most successful independent circus projects. Yennega Circus is a non-profit artistic and pedagogical association that seeks to promote, through shows and education, circus, music, and …

Curiosities about Rudy Horn

(Haz clic aquí para español.) On October 12, 2018, Rudy Horn, one of the best jugglers in the world, passed away. He was an artist in every sense of the word. His career will be a source of inspiration for jugglers. If you want to know more about Rudy, I invite you to check the following links where Bob Brock …