Interview with Esteban Almonacid

(Haz clic aquí para español.) Adolfo Esteban Almonacid Cárdenas is a juggler from Puerto Montt, Chile. He is little known in the international community of jugglers. Some of his videos became popular thanks to other jugglers sharing them in the renowned JugglingRock group. Almonacid has been able to set and break incredible world records, for example: 7-ball world record (16min …

Incredible acts performed by monkeys

(Haz clic aquí para español.) It is curious to see a monkey assisting a juggler, but it is more surprising to see a monkey do acts that only people with a lot of training can do. Throughout the history of the circus, we have seen incredible acts performed by animals, from stunts to balances. What you will see is something …

Jugglers in the First World War – Part II

(Haz clic aquí para español.) This second part of Jugglers in World War I has several names of jugglers that I had previously never heard of. As I wrote before, there is no detailed information about each one’s life. In many cases, there is no photographic record; we know of them only from brief mentions in newspapers of the time, …

Jugglers in the First World War – Part I

(Haz clic aquí para español.) Juggler entertaining the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps on the British West Front in France. Photo: David McLellan. The First World War brought with it a great tragedy for the circus arts of the time. The owners of the circuses were severely affected. Many of them had to leave everything to enlist in the ranks of …

Bogdan Samarov

(Haz clic aquí para español.) The best jugglers in history share a determining aspect in their career as artists: the learning of juggling at an early age. Jugglers like Anthony Gatto, Enrico Rastelli, Steve Bor, among others, learned this wonderful art thanks to family members who taught them as children. This not only happens in juggling, but also in disciplines …

Maritza Alegría

(Haz clic aquí para español.) Maritza Hernández Alegría is a juggler from México. She is the niece of the renowned juggler Octavio Alegría. She was born on July 27, 1988 and studied high school in the circus where she worked with her parents. This was possible thanks to the Mexican government for assigning teachers to young people who work in …

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 …