Indigenous North American Jugglers of the Late 1800s

During the late 1800s, performers from many cultures gained fame for their juggling feats. Represented in this array of performers were a few indigenous North American jugglers of whom we know. Uncle Beaver Uncle Beaver was the stage name of James Beaver, who was named for the Beavers Corner community at Six Nations of the Grand River reserve in Canada. …

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Jugglers at Cirque de Demain 2020

This years Festival Mondial du Cirque de Demain was a bit controversial. On stage there was unplanned nudity, protest, and a serious accident. However, that did not stop the jugglers from shining! There were 5 solo jugglers: two ring acts, a ball toss juggler, a ball bounce jugler, a diabolo act, a hoop act, and a juggling troupe with LED …

Company XIV at Théâter XIV

Sam Urdang and Ashley Dragon are the resident circus skills performers with the Company XIV troop of dancers, singers, and comedians. Company XIV performs their three signature productions perennially in their own custom decorated space in the hip neighborhood of Bushwick, Brooklyn. The three productions are ‘Nutcracker Rouge,’ ‘Seven Sins,’ and ‘Queen Of Hearts’ (based on Alice in Wonderland). They …

IJA Tricks of the Month by Camila Blanco from Argentina /Juggling Clubs

My name is Camila Blanco and I’m from Buenos Aires, Argentina. I am 23 years old. I started to juggle 4 years ago at a circus school in Latin America, meeting many street performers and taking various workshops during the trip. Then I began to practice and investigate on my own until I returned to my everyday life. I try …

Stu Raynolds Obituary

We are sad to report that well-known juggler and prop maker Stu Raynolds passed away on February 17, 2020. Stuart Raynolds was born in 1927 in Chicago, Illinois (USA), the son of Harold Raynolds Senior and Dorothy Raynolds. He was a very strong technical juggler, and attended the first IJA Convention in 1948, shortly after finishing up his service in …

Ameron Rosvall Interview

Ameron Rosvall is a Swedish juggler of remarkable ability and innovation. David Cain interviewed him so that we can all get to know him and his work better. DC: Can you tell our readers a bit about yourself apart from juggling? AR: I was born in a homestead in Jämtland, Sweden. My family kept Hereford cattle and grew crops and …

IJA Tricks of the Month by Camille from France | Hula hoop

Hi, my name is Camille, also known as Sookie. I’m from France and I’ve been doing hoop manipulation for about 7 years. It has become my biggest passion. I try my best to teach people juggling and sensibilize them to circus. In 2014, I created the “Cosmohoop” Association, and now I’m organizing juggling events in France with my friends. Last …

eJuggle 4-Club 30-Second Routine Video Challenge

In the late 2000s, Anthony Gatto created a series of challenges where jugglers could create 30-second-long videos of themselves performing an unedited routine using a number and type of prop specified by Anthony. All of the videos had to be placed online by a certain date and then jugglers could vote on which video they thought was the best. The …