Ancient Juggling tombs – Part 2

(Haz clic aquí para español.) In the first part of “Ancient Juggling Tombs,” I talked about the Beni Hassan necropolis in Egypt, from where we have the first representations of juggling. Here, juggling images are found in three tombs, corresponding to: Kethy, Baqet III, and Khnumhotep IV. I should add to my research that the translations of these names are …

Juggling in Myanmar

(Haz clic aquí para español.) In several of my articles I have investigated juggling in countries where culture is unknown to “Westerners.” I spoke, for example, of juggling in North Korea, Africa, among others. You can read each investigation by clicking here. Continuing with the series, I share with you a new edition: Juggling in Myanmar. The earliest records of …

Ancient Juggling Tombs – Part 1

(Haz clic aquí para español.) One of the oldest representations of juggling dates from 1994 – 1781 BC, in the tombs at Beni Hasan. Due to the time that has passed and the little documentation that there is in this regard, researching before Christ juggling is a never-ending job. These investigations require deepening in disciplines such as archaeology, history, anthropology. …

Some photos of Firs Petrovich Zemtsev

(Haz clic aquí para español.) After writing the article about Russian juggler, circus director, and stunt actor, Fist Petrovich Zemtsev, which you can read by clicking here, I discovered some photos of Petrovich. The images are from Zemtsev’s shows with his wife Anna Zemtsev, and of the couple when they were in the traveling circus in 1946, when Firs arrived …

Juggling for Indigenous Embera

(Haz clic aquí para español.) The Embera indigenous community in Colombia has been struggling. The indifference of the people and the Government puts their lives at risk. Aid and acts of kindness in the arts for the youngest, allows children to thrive in the magic of the circus and forget for a moment the precarious living conditions. The Embera arrived …

Firs Petrovich Zemtsev

(Haz clic aquí para español.) Firs Petrovich Zemtsev is a legend in the world of the Russian circus. His achievements are the inspiration for the Soviet circus generation of the 1960s, and beyond. He was always aware of his students, pursued perfection in his teaching, and he was successful. Firs was a man always devoted to what life put his …

Hula Hulero Callejero

(Haz clic aquí para español.) The idea of creating an artistic group exclusively for women, only for hula hooping, was well received by all those who practice this art. This is how, empirically, the artistic group Hula Hulero Callejero was created: a community led by women in search of the recognition of hula hooping as an art in all its …

Marina Kordaban

(Haz clic aquí para español.) In the 1980s, the former USSR celebrated its independence in style. The circus was one of the activities to pay tribute to such an important date. A National Circus Festival was held. All the disciplines of the humble circus participated. Among the talented competitors, the jury, unfortunately, could only choose three winning acts, which were: …

World Juggling Day Colombia 2020 – Review

(Haz clic aquí para español.) The celebration of World Juggler Day in Colombia are usually held in a government coliseum. This was a for the past few years, anyway. Previously, we met in public squares of the city or in parks. I attended this commemoration, for the first time, in 2013, when I had just a few months of experience. …