Elvira Madigan, Juggler and Equilibrist

(Haz clic aquí para español.) Her real name was Hedvig Antoinette Isabella Eleonore Jensen. She was born on December 4, 1867, in the parish of Sankt Maria in Flensburg, of the former Kingdom of Prussia. Her mother, Laura Madigan (her birth name Eleonora Cecilie Christine Marie Olsen) and her father Frederik Peter Jensen, were circus performers, so they taught Elvira …

Skuggling

(Haz clic aquí para español.) Perhaps, to most of the juggling community, the term “Skuggling” is unfamiliar. It involves juggling on a skateboard or skiing on water or snow. These activities are gaining popularity in relation to the upcoming 2022 Winter Olympic games in China. Enjoy a compilation of all three Skuggling modes below. Skuggling on Land Hernan Lorenzo. This …

Marko – the Juggling Chimpanzee

Marko and the Henderson family. (Haz clic aquí para español.) In 2019 I wrote an article about the amazing juggling tricks performed by apes (you can read it here). This time, I will write about a little-known primate, but his extraordinary abilities would possibly make him the best circus performer of his species. Marko was the chimpanzee of the artist, …

IJA Tricks of the Month by Mimi hoops from Mexico |Juggling hoops and rollerskating

Hello, my name is Noemi Vazquez, I am originally from Guadalajara Jalisco in Mexico. I’ve been practicing juggling with hula hoops for nine years and now I do it on classic skates. I love the adrenaline of trying new things. The music is from my favorite local local band, NEPTUNA, and the video was created by my good friend Julio, …

Interview with Carlos Muñoz “Sombra”

Sombra. Photo: Norbi Whitney (2014). (Haz clic aquí para español.) Carlos Muñoz “Sombra” is one of the best jugglers in South America and a benchmark for the creative style of juggling in the world. He was born in Antofagasta, Atacama Desert, Chile, in 1984. He began his artistic career in early 2000, with the theatrical theories of the Frenchman Jacques …

International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

(Haz clic aquí para español.) November 25 is the commemorative day against violence against women. This scourge has increased in recent years, according to United Nations UN Women reports. This organization estimates that two out of every three women have suffered some type of violence or know someone who suffered it during the pandemic. Although many countries have carried out …

Juggling Kids – Part 2

(Haz clic aquí para español.) In the first part of the “Juggling Kids” series (you can read it here) I talked about the story of Jim and Val. Now, we will see the incredible process of four juggler girls who, without a doubt, will contribute significantly to the future of juggling and the circus. The Fiery Jack family Gordon Jack, …

Juggling Kids – Part 1

(Haz clic aquí para español.) Juggling is one of the most complete activities for the physical and mental training of a child. Some of the benefits are: it helps with self-esteem and confidence; contributes to motor skills, agility, flexibility, coordination and balance; improves concentration, logic, understanding and socialization. Therefore, children greatly benefit from learning to juggle with at least three …

World Hoop Day 2021

(Haz clic aquí para español.) The first Saturday in October marks the international day of the hula hoop. Every year more cities and more people join this tribute. In 2021, the presencial events were, for the most part, in countries of the American continent, which we will see below. However, there were a couple of stunt compilation videos spearheaded by …