COVID and juggling

(Haz clic aquí para español.) The current situation in the world has changed the way of training and exposure of many disciplines. Juggling was no exception to the threat of the virus and the chaos of the pandemic. How has the virus has changed the way of seeing the juggling? How has the level of jugglers changed during the quarantine? …

Amazing tricks on unicycles

(Haz clic aquí para español.) Since the unicycle ventured into the circus and juggling, the creativity of the artists has been impressive. So much so, that they have taken the unicycle’s capacity to high levels: unicycle with more than two wheels (vertically), unicycles 4 meters high… The innovation of the tightrope walker and juggler produced totally incredible performances. If just …

Old juggler on the streets of Venezuela

(Haz clic aquí para español.) Jose Bestilleiro. Photo: Caraota Digital. Jose Bestilleiro Calviño is an 85-year-old Galician, who for more than 15 years has dedicated his time to entertaining people who transit through Urdaneta Avenue, located by La Candelaria square, in Caracas, Venezuela. His work is recognized with coins, bills, food, clothing, and so on, which people give him in …

Jugglers in the war in Ethiopia and Angola

(Haz clic aquí para español.) Cuban troops with Cuban artists. To contextualize, I will give a brief summary of the Angolan and Ethiopian civil wars. This, in order to give a clearer idea and set the scene through which the artists I will talk about passed. The civil war in Angola was the longest conflict in Africa. It started after …

Ivan Khromov

(Haz clic aquí para español.) The classic Russian jugglers are characterized by their high technical level, the difficulty of the tricks, the amount of objects thrown in the shows, and for their discipline. Artists like Alexander Kiss, Sergey Ignatov, Evgeni Biljauer, Eduard Abert, and others managed to do some of the most amazing tricks ever seen. The first three jugglers …

Interview with Maximilian Kuschmierz

  (Haz clic aquí para español.) Maximilian Kuschmierz is a sports juggler born in Germany. He is known for doing really difficult tricks with balls. He was able to finish the 100TricksChallenge, with 5 balls (the challenge is to upload a video to social media doing one trick a day for 100 days). He also has several world records, such …

Interview with Irina Sorokolietova

  (Haz clic aquí para español.)   Irina Sorokolietova is a juggler from the Ukraine. Her show of gentleman juggler in fusion with a contemporary style, amazed the circus community in general. In turn, with an acrobatic act together with Sergey Koblikov, she was able to perform at circus festivals such as Festival Mondial Du Cirque Du Demain and other …

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Female 7 Club Jugglers

(Haz clic aquí para español.) Performing a 7 clubs flash is an incredible feat that causes a lot of pride and inspiration in the juggler community. On Facebook, there is a group called “7clubsRock.” This exclusive community is in charge of the compilation, analysis of videos of 7 clubs; also, they give advice to everyone who wants to reach that …

Miss Loni

  (Haz clic aquí para español.) Apollonia Abeen Van Voorden, artistically known as Miss Loni, was an extraordinary foot juggler. She was born on April 14, 1926, in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. At age of 10, she began juggling with her feet. Her father, who owned a circus, with which they were able to travel in Europe, encouraged her to practice …