Jugglers of the World: Daniela Corradi

(Haz clic aquí para español.)   “When I learned to juggle clubs for the first time, it felt like a revelation. I actually had a dream that night. People started throwing objects at me, oranges, fruits, even different ridiculous objects like chairs, and my arms kept moving and I juggled them all. The feeling of juggling just never stopped.” On …

Antonio Platas – The Spanish Tennis Racket Juggler

(Haz clic aquí para español.) Antonio Platas was, without a doubt, one of the most recognized and talented Spanish jugglers. His influence on Spanish juggling was so great that his fame spread throughout Europe. He was an extraordinarily skilled, multi-talented artist and world record holder. Although he died in relative obscurity, his family, friends, and followers continue to remember him. …

How Sky King Influences Diversity in Juggling

If you’ve gone to a juggling convention and Sky King was there, best believe, you noticed! Sky is a larger-than-life presence at many juggling conventions spanning nearly three decades including multiple IJA festivals, countless regional fests throughout the eastern seaboard, but also plenty nationwide, and a few abroad. She is one of the strongest, most consistent African American presences at …

Open Source Vs. Intellectual Property in Juggling: An Opinion Piece

There are plenty of disagreements within the juggling world. For instance, some jugglers live for siteswaps while others argue that they have little relevance within performance, saying that non-jugglers can’t differentiate between most patterns. Today I want to share my thoughts about another area of controversy – the debate over whether creative ideas (props, routines, etc.) should be open source, …

Famous Jugglers Quipzle – Winners!

A couple weeks ago, we unleashed the Famous Jugglers Quipzle and it was a resounding success. There are quite a number of uber intelligent jugglers who submitted solutions. Here, again is the Quipzle: Theme: Famous jugglers Figure out the famous juggler to solve the Quipzle (Commas separate names, and dashes separate syllables of a name) Example: A person who alters garments, …

Morlé – Juggler of the Heights

Morlé. Photo: Jenny Jeager Jongleuse. (Haz clic aquí para español.) Morlé was one of the best jugglers in Germany. His story is little known, though he was just as talented as Rudy Horn. The two unicycle jugglers met in 2013; they both admired each other, although Morlé’s fame was not like that of his colleague. His motto was: “Higher, higher, …

IJA Tricks of the Month by Mckenzey Brooke Simper from USA | Hoop juggling

Mckenzey Brooke Simper is from Salt Lake City, Utah and is now living in Mexico City, Mexico. She has been working with hoops for over 10 years and toured internationally teaching and performing. Starting out with one and two hoop tricks, she was hooked once she learned how to juggle. Her main focus became three hoop juggling and manipulation. She …

Three Obscure Historical Juggling Props

One of my favorite parts of being a juggling historian is discovering juggling props of the past of which we were mostly or completely unaware. In the past, I’ve written about cup sticks and hand bells, table lamps, the whirligig, Breenos, the Kara Box, the Birds in the Tree, and other such props. The publication of these articles has sometimes …