The Juggler Who Wakes Up with His Left Foot

(Haz clic aquí para español.) André, somehow, is aware that if the work accident in which he was involved had not taken his leg, juggling for him would continue to be a discipline unknown to circuses. The tragedy occurred in 2004, when André was working as a railway worker for a train company in Brazil. His right leg was caught …

Interview with Angel Alvarado (Rubik’s Cube Juggler)

(Haz clic aquí para español.) Angel achieved world recognition after breaking the world record for solving three Rubik’s cubes while juggling. The challenge is one of the most difficult there is, so much so that few people have done it, among them, only two have been able to do it under five minutes. It’s incredible! “It’s not a gift,” Angel …

Diabolo Museum in China

(Haz clic aquí para español.) (日本語はこちら) Entrance to the diabolo museum. Photo: chinatoday.com For people who are not familiar with diabolo, it may sound incredible to know that in China there is a museum dedicated solely to the dissemination of this toy. Actually, there are two: the other is from France, but it is virtual, with very valuable information on …

Juggling World Records 2022

(Haz clic aquí para español.) This year, the world records have been surprising: there are broken records that, it was thought, could never be surpassed. Others, for example, are new and are there for some juggler to try to overcome. The following juggling world records were made in this year and are of all kinds: from endurance to number of …

Joe Cook – One of the Most Successful of the Vaudeville Scene

(Haz clic aquí para español.) Only next to jugglers like W.C. Fields and Fred Allen can the name of Joe Cook stand. His scattered talent in different disciplines led him to become one of the highest paid artists and one of the most recognized in the United States in the 20th century. Cook could do, among other things: sing, dance, …

World Juggling Day 2022 – Latin America

(Haz clic aquí para español.) As is tradition in this great community, World Juggling Day is celebrated on the Saturday closest to the date of the commemoration of the founding of the International Jugglers Association (IJA), which was June 17, 1947. The foundation of the IJA association began at the convention of the Brotherhood of Magicians in Pennsylvania, in June …

The Girard Family

(Haz clic aquí para español.) (日本語はこちら) History has many things to tell us, but also much to hide from us. On many occasions, researching a juggler, or a group is so difficult that only a couple of names can be found. Sometimes artists leave no trace; it seems that they did not want their lives to be known in this …

The Almiros

(Haz clic aquí para español.) The Almiro. Photos: variety arts enterprises. The group of jugglers and acrobats, The Almiros, consisted of Albert and Mina Sahlström. The name of the duo changed several times during their 40-year artistic career. In lateryears, they added a new member, so they called themselves The Almiro Trio. Albert Sahlström was born in Denmark on May …

Jugglers with Physical Disabilities at Traffic Lights

(Haz clic aquí para español.) Inspired by David Cain’s article, which deals with jugglers who have some physical disability, I began to investigate, along the same lines, artists at traffic lights in Latin America. I found several who wanted to be in the article. I hope to get a second part. Pipo Abraham Mauricio Almaraz Hernández was born in Tequisquiapan, …