Sean Gandini in “Akhnaten” at the Metropolitan Opera

“Akhnaten” is a modern Opera composed by Philip Glass. It is being performed at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York City now through December 7. The director is Phelim McDermott of Manchester, England. He directed many innovative award-winning operas and plays and founded the theater company, “Improbable.” “Akhnaten” is his seventh opera and it won the 2017 Olivier award …

2019 IJA Fest Review

This year’s IJA Festival in Ft. Wayne, Indiana, provided a forum for jugglers to excel and enjoy what they do best. This year’s festival was organized by David Cain –  juggling chronicler, performer, and competitor. The festival, which was primarily held at the Grand Wayne Convention Center in Ft. Wayne, offered some of the best versions of activities the IJA …

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EJC Mini Interviews

The European Juggling Convention (EJC) is the largest juggling convention in the world and this year’s event will take place in Newark, Great Britain from August 3-11, 2019. Come join us for 9 days of juggling utopia in the British countryside. Ticket prices go up June 1, so pre-register today! There are many other options including day tickets and youth …

Waldo – A Juggler In Need

  Many readers will be familiar with IJA Lifetime Member and well-known professional juggler Waldo (Paul Burke). Waldo was a mainstay at IJA Conventions and other juggling festivals during the 1980s and 1990s. Besides his solo work, he is also known for his partnerships with Arsene (Didier Dupin) and Woodhead (Mark Keppel). Waldo was in a major motorcycle accident on …

Julio Revolledo Cardenás Obituary

Julio Revolledo, considered the greatest historian of Mexican Circus, has died. Julio Revolledo Cardenás, widely considered to be the number one historian of Mexican circus, passed away last night in the city of Cuernava, Morelos. His legacy consists of his efforts to rescue the history of the circus in Mexico, and his work in creating the Bachelor’s degree program 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 …

Nino Frediani Obituary

The juggling world has lost one of its most famous and well-liked members, Nino Frediani. Coming from an Italian circus family that traces its origins back to 1650, Nino was born in a dressing room of a Portuguese circus in 1940 in Libson. His mother and father were performing in the ring when she felt her first labor pains. Nino …

Mike Newman Obituary

We are sad to report that New Zealand’s Mike Newman has passed away. Mike, who was 68 at the time of his death, was well-known in the city of Palmerston North, where he had been performing as a street juggler for around twenty seven years. He was also a prolific writer and poet. Mike was the subject of a short …

Rudy Horn Obituary

The following obituary uses content from two previous IJA publications (a 1964 IJA Newsletter article by Bob Brock and a 1987 Juggler’s World Magazine article by Sandy Brown) as well as new content by author David Cain. ******** The juggling community has lost one of its brightest stars and biggest icons. Rudy Horn passed away on October 12th, 2018 at …