Women in Juggling History

(Haz clic aquí para español.) Throughout history, we can see that women played a leading role in the evolution of juggling. In some cultures, which we will see below, even the art of throwing objects into the air is exclusive to the female gender. The most notorious case, and at the same time the oldest record of juggling that exists, …

Apps for Jugglers

(Haz clic aquí para español.) Due to the rise of technology and the massive production of applications for smartphones, there have been several virtual games that have been created in terms of juggling. Some of these already known, such as JugglingLab, which have taught us numerous tricks and siteswaps that improved our juggling. However, in download stores, such as Google …

The History of the Candelabra Trick

Candles and candlesticks have long been popular props for gentlemen jugglers, who used items that might be found in a proper Victorian gentleman’s home. Kara (1867-1939), who is debatably the first gentleman juggler, performed a trick where he flipped a candle out of a candlestick and lit the candle in midair before catching it back in the candlestick. His friend …

IJA Tricks of the Month by Lena Schuster from Germany | Juggling

Hey, I’m Lena Schuster and I live in Germany. I mainly juggle clubs but sometimes I also pick up balls and rings. I first learned to juggle in primary school when I was about 9 years old, but it wasn’t until I joined our school circus in high school (Shoutout an alle ‘Chaoten’) that I really got interested in it. …

Two Classic Tips on How to be a Good Juggler

(Haz clic aquí para español.) Michael Steiner, known by the stage name Kara (1867-1939), was one of the best jugglers of his time. He was also the creator of the “Kara Box” structure, and originator of the popular “Gentleman juggling” style, which consists of juggling with the everyday objects that a gentleman had: hat, cane, cigars, etc. If you want …

Rose Sheldon – A Pictorial History

Rose Sheldon was a well-known and important American juggler who worked both as a solo performer and with a number of juggling teams / groups during the first half of the twentieth century. Fitzgerald’s Eight Juggling Girls Rose was first a member of Fitzgerald’s Eight Juggling Girls, which performed in the first decade of the 1900s. The troupe was headed …

The Sad Episode in the Life of George Fielding

(Haz clic aquí para español.) Not much is known about the life of comedy juggler George Fielding. It is known that he was popular for being the first juggler to juggle six balls. A demonstration of this feat was made during the Universal Exhibition in 1893, in which the international press publicized George’s achievement. He also juggled bottles, and he …

IJA Tricks of the Month by Domenyk La Terra from Australia | Juggling balls

Hello! Domenyk La Terra here. I’m 22 years old and have been juggling for 7 years. I am from Australia but currently based in Sweden studying circus at DOCH/SKH (Stockholm university of the arts). In this video I explore different patterns with hits, taps, and kicks. Special thanks to Robin Curtis for helping me with filming and my teachers and …