Billie Henderson obituary

(Haz clic aquí para español.) I deeply regret the death of Billie Lou Henderson on June 12, 2020. I had conversations with her for a couple of months. I wrote, thanks to her, an article about her family (can read it here). My dialogues with Billie were interrupted by various situations: the difference in country timezones, her age at the …

Ron Graham Obituary

We are sad to report the passing of former IJA President Ronald Graham (1935 – 2020) on July 6th, 2020. Ron was a well-known figure in the juggling world and nothing less than a major celebrity in the world of mathematics. To learn about his huge contributions to mathematics, you can read the obituary published by the American Mathematical Society …

Forest fire with fireballs

(Haz clic aquí para español.) Juggling accidents are very common. I think that all jugglers have suffered some kind of injury with juggling. David Cain, in his article called “Juggling Related Injuries and Deaths,” reveals some of the craziest and most unimaginable accidents in juggling. Cases like that of juggler Paul Stephens who suffered second-degree burns from catching a burning …

Domingo Ferrer Falcon Romero Obituary

Domingo Ferrer Falcon Romero died on April 3, 2020 at the age of 76 in Havana, Cuba. He awas born April 5, 1943. Domingo was known as a juggler and teacher at the National Circus School of Cuba. He began his career in 1958 at Circo La Bayamesa. He was a member of the successful juggling group Los Coronados, who …

Cotton McAloon Obituary

The juggling world has lost one of it’s most colorful characters. Cotton McAloon passed away on April 10th, 2020 in Berlin, Germany. He was born November 6, 1965 in California (USA) to a mathematician father and artist mother. The family moved to France when Cotton was young. He spoke five European languages and was known for his high energy performances, …

Jugglers at Cirque de Demain 2020

This years Festival Mondial du Cirque de Demain was a bit controversial. On stage there was unplanned nudity, protest, and a serious accident. However, that did not stop the jugglers from shining! There were 5 solo jugglers: two ring acts, a ball toss juggler, a ball bounce jugler, a diabolo act, a hoop act, and a juggling troupe with LED …

Company XIV at Théâter XIV

Sam Urdang and Ashley Dragon are the resident circus skills performers with the Company XIV troop of dancers, singers, and comedians. Company XIV performs their three signature productions perennially in their own custom decorated space in the hip neighborhood of Bushwick, Brooklyn. The three productions are ‘Nutcracker Rouge,’ ‘Seven Sins,’ and ‘Queen Of Hearts’ (based on Alice in Wonderland). They …

Stu Raynolds Obituary

We are sad to report that well-known juggler and prop maker Stu Raynolds passed away on February 17, 2020. Stuart Raynolds was born in 1927 in Chicago, Illinois (USA), the son of Harold Raynolds Senior and Dorothy Raynolds. He was a very strong technical juggler, and attended the first IJA Convention in 1948, shortly after finishing up his service in …

Joe Taylor Obituary

(Author’s note: Much thanks to Scott Cain for the use of a great deal of the research and writing on Joe Taylor that he had previously done.) We are sad to announce that the first person of color to join the IJA, Joe Taylor, passed away on December 20th, 2019. Joe had a successful career as a performer in the …