Albert Petrovsky

11 Rings. (Haz clic aquí para español.) Albert Petrovsky was an extraordinary juggler, pioneer in many tricks, who held a world record that by the time of the 60s seemed impossible to imagine. Alik, as his friends called him, was a complete artist, who mastered rings and clubs with an enviable and inspiring technique. Many knew who he was, but …

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The Veko’s

(Haz clic aquí para español.) The Veko’s was a group of jugglers from the Netherlands. They started as an artist duo consisting of Jan Van der Veken, known as “John Vekos,” and his wife, Jeanne Van der Veken. As a child, Jan Van der Veken was very restless. He did acrobatics and could stand on his hands. He was a …

Juggling for the dictator

(Haz clic aquí para español.) After the end of World War I, many jugglers had to leave their place of residence to seek better opportunities. The circus was injured, and went through a restructuring process. In 1919, Russia nationalized the circus and the vast majority of artists fled the country. Other circuses were looking for innovative shows for their tours. …

Some pictures of the Five Aberts

(Haz clic aquí para español.) After reading the wonderful article by David Cain about the Soviet juggler Edward Abert, founder of the Soviet group called Five Aberts, I wanted to publish some photographs about the artistic journey of the Albert family. The photos show Edward Abert when he was young; to his brother, Igor Abert; To his father, Boris Abert; …

Interview with Esteban Almonacid

(Haz clic aquí para español.) Adolfo Esteban Almonacid Cárdenas is a juggler from Puerto Montt, Chile. He is little known in the international community of jugglers. Some of his videos became popular thanks to other jugglers sharing them in the renowned JugglingRock group. Almonacid has been able to set and break incredible world records, for example: 7-ball world record (16min …

IJA Tricks of the Month by Santiago Rivera from Guatemala | Juggling

This video is the compilation of my process of growth, the things that I have learned trough out my life and my travels. Guatemala is a small country full of beautiful things to discover where arts try to survive one more day. This is the second tricks of the month video made by a Guatemalan in the history of the …

Tricks of the Month by Gerardo Ávila (Goofy) of México

Tricks of the Month

Me our newest contributor to the IJA Tricks of the Month video series: Hello my name is Gerardo Avila (Goofy). I am 25 years old and I was born in the city of Perote, Veracruz. I currently live in the city of Tijuana where this video was recorded. I am extremely grateful for the invitation and trust by Lucas Adverse …

IJA Tricks of the Month August by South American collaboration / Juggling

This South American collaboration video was born in the seventh world meeting of Malabar in Quito Ecuador, 2018. The original idea and production was created by Jugglar Producciones and the Circomic Company, Ecuadorian companies dedicated to the growth and dissemination of juggling in the country and the world. The recording took more than a year, capturing interesting places in the …

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 …