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The Society of American Jugglers – An Attempt at a Pre-IJA Juggling Organization

The IJA was formed in 1947 at a convention of the International Brotherhood of Magicians. Much has been written about how this came about, but almost no one realizes that an earlier attempt was made to form a juggling organization more than twenty-five years earlier. In 1918, the following appeared in Variety. I’ve been unable to find any additional information …

EJC 2018: Organized for jugglers, Inspired by Nature

The European Juggling Convention (EJC) has taken place non-stop since 1978 and is one of the world’s biggest juggling conventions. This event started with an attendance of just 11 jugglers during two days but rapidly became a week-long happening with thousands of attendees. This year, and for the first time in 41 years of history, EJC jumps from continental Europe …

Functional Juggling Warm Ups – [Pearls of Juggling Articles]

There are many ways to warm into juggling. – This includes the juggler’s all time favourite… of not warming up at all! 🙂 Some of us train progressively with props, starting off perhaps with just one prop. Others enjoy jogging, (or joggling), skipping a rope, push and pull up type exercises… Others like Yoga based exercises and perhaps Feldenkreis or Alexander …

Newly Discovered Frank Le Dent Photos

Of all the work I’ve done as a juggling historian, I’m probably proudest of my research into Frank Le Dent ((1886 – 1948). Previously, all we really knew was that he supposedly juggled 11 balls. We also only had one photo of him. Through a year of research, I discovered a huge amount of information on him, including confirmation that …

IJA Tricks of the Month by Gautier Tritschler from France / Juggling

I’m Gautier from France and I’ve been juggling for 15 years. The idea of making patterns in the air with my balls is what I’m more particularly interested in. I like to combine juggling and body movement to increase juggling effect. Improvising and letting go are my basic tools to create new juggling tricks. Music : Max Cooper & Tom …

The History of Juggling Balls and Beanbags

Balls and beanbags are the simplest of juggling props, yet virtually no research has been done regarding their development and history. The types of balls discussed in this article will be listed in the order of their first known historical reference. This does not mean that this was the actual order that they were in use, just the earliest recorded …

IJA Tricks of The Month by Braulio López of México

IJA Tricks of the Month by Braulio López

Check out the impressive hat juggling style in this new IJA Tricks of the Month by Braulio López of México! Español (English Below): Soy un artista autodidacta, empecé a practicar malabares hace 11 años. En esos años aprendí y entrené con una gran cantidad de malabaristas profesionales. He participado con mi acto tanto en convenciones de circo y malabar, como …

Videos From The Vault – Gypsy Gruss

Gypsy Gruss was born Camila Bouglione to the famous Bouglione circus family. In 1970, she married into another famous circus family when she wed Alexis Gruss. Gypsy is a multi-talented circus performer, having worked not only as a juggler, but also as a tightwire artist, acrobat, trapeze artist, trick cyclist, and equestrian performer. She debuted as a juggler at the …