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 …

IJA Tricks of the Month by Aldo Quilagayza of Chile | Ring Juggling

Mi nombre es Aldo Quilagayza. Tengo 24 años y llevo 8 años haciendo malabares, eh recorrido varias convenciones lo que  significa que eh aprendido de muchos malabaristas y eso me deja agradecido de todos. Un saludos a todos con los que eh compartido, aguante el malabar y los aros. My name is Aldo Quilagayza. I am 24 years old and …

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 …

IJA Tricks of the Month by Pablo Martinez of Mexico | Club Juggling

My name is Pablo Martínez and I am from the city of León Guanajuato in Mexico. I have been juggling for 5 years and in this video I show some of what I have researched in the manipulation of clubs and body contact, which is what I like the most about juggling. Really knowing the world of circus and juggling …

IJA Tricks of the Month by Mateo Lasso | Club Juggling

My name is Mateo Lasso and I’m from Bogotá, Colombia. Seven years ago, I dedicated myself to investigate movement in juggling, the creation of an identity with manipulations all based on improvisation, sensation, and love for new trends creating a language where I find a way to communicate through patterns. Special thanks to the IJA and Cabeza de Martillo Col …

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 …

IJA Tricks of the Month by Daniela Corradi | Club Juggling

I am 26 years old and from Argentina. I have been juggling for about 5 years and learned during my travels around Latin America. I now live in Sao Paulo, Brazil, where I recorded this video. I am part of the Collective 6/12 Circus that is a circus space within the cultural occupation Ouvidor 63, which, like many other spaces …