New discovery about Sylvester Schäffer Jr.

(Haz clic aquí para español.) David Cain is right to describe Sylvester Schäffer Jr. in his article (you can read it here) as the most talented man in the world. Sylvester was a juggler, magician, painter, Icarian, dog trainer, equestrian, acrobat, marksman, violinist, actor, and sex symbol. He performed successfully in each discipline, and achieved virtuosity in them before he …

IJA Tricks of the Month by Sebastian Salas from Chile | Juggling

Hello, my name is Sebastián Salas. I am 19 years old and I live in Chile, specifically in the region of the maule and in the city of Talca. I’ve been juggling almost 5 years and I adore it because thanks to it, I have met wonderful people who always encourage me to improve, even though we may be far …

Jessie Millar – Juggler, Cornetist and Pianist

(Haz clic aquí para español.) Although there is little detailed information about Jessie Millar’s life, we can get an idea of what her artistic career was like by putting together the pieces of newspaper reports, inquiries from experts in vaudeville, theater and music of the 19th and 20th centuries. Jessie was born in Los Angeles, United States, in 1882. She …

Sylvester George Schäffer – The Most Virtuous Icarian Juggler

(Haz clic aquí para español.) Sylvester George Schäffer was born in Levice, Slovakia (formerly of the Astro-Hungarian Empire), on December 31, 1859. His father, Karl Schäffer, (juggler and artist who worked alongside Josef Kremo, grandfather of juggler Kris Kremo), and his mother, Susanne Peisensteiner (daughter of a master tailor), taught him a wide variety of arts at an early age, …

Susana’s Resurrection

(Haz clic aquí para español.) Susana would not imagine that, in an oversight, her life would be faced with fire, which she was able to dominate. Like the phoenix, she with her tears was reborn from the ashes of a life that still needs to tell a thousand stories. I met Juan Arturo Rosales more than three months ago. He …

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Otedama – Japanese Children’s Juggling Game

(Haz clic aquí para español.) In Japan, there is a traditional way of juggling that is now reborn thanks to a group of people who promote its practice. Otedama is a non-competitive game in which bean-bag balls are used, usually made at home. The challenge is to test your agility by catching the most balls in one hand, while throwing …

Jugglers of the World – Santi Malabari

(Haz clic aquí para español.) “What’s your full name?” “You mean my full, real, secret name that almost nobody in the juggling community knows?!?” “Yes.” “I don’t know if I can tell you that!” He did indeed tell me! But I’m sorry, readers, I promised not to tell. Santi Malabari, as he is known throughout the juggling community, has chosen …

IJA Tricks of the Month by William Alejandro from Mexico | Juggling

My name is William Alejandro Hernández. I started juggling at the age of fifteen at the DFT shop. I like that you can always add different moves to your tricks that make them completely new. In this video I share some ideas with balls and clubs. I thank Miztli Velázquez for being my master, Pol Wilson for recording and editing, …

Maruichi Senoh – Japan’s oldest juggling master

(Haz clic aquí para español.) Master Senoh has on his back the legacy of more than 400 years of history of traditional Japanese performing arts: Edo Daikagura. This style comes from the Kagura (entertainment for the gods), and from Edo (from the Edo or Tokugawa period). It began as a religious rite to ward off evil spirits and welcome the …