Big Apple Circus, 2013- Luminocity

The Big Apple Circus is back again. Every year it’s pretty much completely different in terms of acts and themes. This year’s theme, “Luminocity,” puts you in the hustle and bustle of Times Square, New York, and the performers are just plain folks walking down the street under the bright lights and noise, each looking for an excuse to break …

Be Funnier with Scotty Meltzer: That’s Not Funny!

KATRINE: Client wants us to make jokes about cancer. SCOTT: How much does that pay? Katrine and I just finished doing three days of shows about cancer. This was not the easiest subject we’d ever been hired to write jokes about. Our client makes scanners and linear accelerators designed to find tumors and then blast them with radiation. They made …

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IJA Challenge – Ring Bouncing on Palm

Congratulations to Trevor Pearson for winning last month’s challenge for the most catches of a blind 3 ball box, getting 97 catches!  As the winner he will be receiving a full one year IJA Membership and $40 in IJA store credit! Congratulations Trevor and that was impressive as hell! Second place goes to me actually, for doing 35 catches in …

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Product Review: Three Finger Juggling “Danger Props”

Background Three Finger Juggling was founded in February of 2013 by British juggler Neil Redding and his American wife, Maureen. Based out of Muskegon, Michigan (USA), TFJ specializes in making juggling knives and other danger juggling props. Neil handles the design and manufacture of the props and Maureen sews and embroiders all the bags and oversees the sales side of …

Vintage “Learn To Juggle” Sets: 1949 – 1976

Most jugglers are quite familiar with Juggling for the Complete Klutz, the 2.5 million selling book (with attached set of three cube shaped beanbags) written by John Cassidy, Darrell Lorentzen, and B.C. Rimbeaux. It’s influence on popular culture and in the juggling world since its publication in 1977 is quite significant. However, it certainly wasn’t the first juggling set intended …

2012 Festival Video Part 3: Teams Competition

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Here we have the complete Teams Competition from the 2012 Festival! Competitors include: The Kikyo Brothers, Kentokaito, Daniel and Dominik, The Canaval Twins, and The Institute of Jugglology. More videos from the 2012 festival will be released soon!

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The Name Game

The IJA’s Youth Education Program (YEP) is looking for a new name, and we want your ideas!  We’re looking for something fun which will appeal to kids and teens of all ages, in any country. The name will be chosen by our current YEP organizers (Ellen Winters, Erin Stephens, Bekah Smith, and Nathan Wakefield). If your name is chosen you …

IJA Tricks of the Month October “8 Circonvencion Mexicana 2013”

This month’s “Tricks of the month” was recorded from October 31st to November 3rd on Hacienda de la Luna, Morelos, México. In this edition we fused tricks with some of the locations in the convention and also some of the best tricks in the shows. Eyal does a 5 up 360 with 7 balls and qualifies 9 balls. Jorge, Jafet, …

Massimiliano Truzzi – Legendary Juggler

Born in Lodz, Poland on December 4, 1903, Massimiliano Truzzi belonged to a famous Russian / Italian circus family. He learned to juggle from his father, who was an equestrian juggler, as well as from the legendary Enrico Rastelli, who worked for Circus Truzzi in Russia. In 1940 he came to the United States to work for the Ringling Brothers, …