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Albert Rebla

(Haz clic aquí para español.) Albert Rebla was a British comedy juggler. His real name was Albert James Stevens. He was born in 1880, in Highbury, London. His stage name was Rebla (Albert upside down without putting the letter T at the end). He began his artistic career when his teacher, Maxime Agoust, invited him to be part of the …

The Juggling Props of Stu Raynolds

I’ve previously written a great deal about the history of juggling props, including articles about props made by Edward Van Wyck and Harry Lind. Many decades later, another round of innovation was achieved by Stu Raynolds. Stu Raynolds Stu Raynolds was born in 1927 in Chicago, Illinois (USA). He was a very strong technical juggler, and attended the first IJA …

Pre-Club Juggling With Linear Props

Toss juggling with clubs can be traced back to James DeWitt Cook. Cook, who was born in 1857 in Cincinnati, Ohio in the United States. He was the first to juggle clubs, starting around the late 1870s. It is believed that Cook, who juggled as the “King of Clubs,” used solid wood Indian clubs, and other jugglers copied him, eventually …

Eduard Abert – Soviet Juggling Star Remembered

When jugglers think of Soviet-era Russian jugglers, names like Alexander Kiss, Sergei Ignatov, Evgeni Biljauer, and Gregory Popovich most often come to mind. However, there was another incredible juggler who was similarly talented. His name was Eduard Abert. Born in 1937, he was the founder of the Five Aberts, a very well-known Soviet juggling troupe that also included his wife, …

Big Apple Circus, Season 42

This year Big Apple Circus returns to Lincoln Center in Manhattan for an extended run, through February 2nd. The circus, unlike in years past, has no plans to take the show on the road after February. The traditional circus format remains the order of the day, with singing ringmaster Storm Marrero, clown Amy Gordon, and international acts of high skill …

Jugglevision – Episode 4

Presented by 2 Legends: Zak McAllister and Stephen Doutt Documentary on Tom Whitfield Felix Sürbe plays the Zomble game Highlights from EJC 2019, @everyone Zé Lima and Pedro Gouveia play the ‘Chicken Willy Game’ 2 box tutorials by Mike Moore and Lou Duncan Over 100 different Tricks Law breaking farts!!!  

Juggling Statues and Sculptures Around The World

Juggling can be difficult to portray in sculpture, as the props obviously must be connected to the juggler in some manner. Nevertheless, jugglers and juggling have been a popular subject of sculptures for a long time. The most famous juggler statue is undoubtedly that of Enrico Rastelli, located at his tomb in Bergamo, Italy. Enrico Rastelli Tomb Juggler Viktor Kee …

Odd Origins of Genres of Juggling

There are several types of juggling that were discovered by accident or have an origin that is particularly strange. Let’s look at four examples of juggling genres with such beginnings. Mouth Juggling Juggling table tennis balls with the mouth is a fairly well-known form of juggling. This skill of mouth juggling has actually been invented twice. The skill was originally …

IJA Tricks of the Month by Ricardo Fallas from Costa Rica / Diabolo

My name is Ricardo Fallas. I live in Costa Rica and I’m 27 years old. Here you can find some tricks I’ve been working on in recent days. First that all, I want to thank my family and friends who has inspired me day by day to practice this discipline. Now diabolo is an important part of my life. Also …