Updates to Previous David Cain Articles

Often, the publication of an eJuggle article results in new discoveries on the subject. Every year or so, I like to give some updated information on these previous articles I’ve written for eJuggle.  It’s been a while since I’ve done this, so here are updates on some popular articles I’ve written. The Hoop and Glass Trick In September of 2017, …

Pierre Bel – The Continental Juggler

(Haz clic aquí para español.) Although Pierre was once an internationally known artist, few people today know about him. His fame started when he created a solo juggling show. His incredible talent gave him contracts in many countries. On those tours he got to know a particular sport, which gave him more recognition. Pierre Bel was born in Marseille, France, …

IJA Tricks of the Month by Johan Juslin from Finland | Diabolo

Hi, everyone! My name is Johan Juslin. I’m 29 years old and I come from Finland. I am a circus artist specializing in diabolo and juggling. I started juggling when I was 10 years old. I saw a Cirque du Soleil show on TV and the juggler in the show was just amazing. Right after the show was done, I …

Newly Discovered Collection of Juggling Props From Gus and Ursula Lauppe

In the past, I’ve written about the famed husband and wife juggling duo of Gus Lauppe and Ursula Hill Lauppe. They were both born in 1922 and were some of the top jugglers of the middle part of the previous century. You can read about them by clicking here. The Museum of Juggling History has had a few props from …

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She’s Pretty Good…For A Girl

Content warning: This article includes references to sexism; and verbal harassment. Clarifying statement: This article was written by a white cisgendered female juggler from the United States. I would like readers to know that the term female/woman/women is extended to anyone who identifies as such. I encourage all reading to read the entire article before making judgments or forming opinions; …

Felipe Ossa Obituary – Professional Slackliner

Felipe Ossa on the rope. Photo: Facebook. (Haz clic aquí para español.) The international slackline community and the Colombian juggling community are in mourning. Felipe “Chimi” Ossa, one of the best slackliners in Colombia, passed away. His death occurred after accidentally falling from a height of 20 meters while practicing. Andrés Felipe Ossa was from the city of Medellín, Colombia. …

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IJA Tricks of the Month by Circus Luminescence from USA | Juggling Clubs

Hello IJA Community! We are Eli March (@elijuggles) and Nate ‘Scramble James’ Hughes (@scramblejames) from Portland, Oregon, USA. We are the co-owners of Circus Luminescence (@circusluminescence) and won the 2018 IJA Teams Competition as The Cosmic Cousins. We have been juggling for 15 and 11 years respectively, and together for the past 6 years. We both began juggling for different …

Wirewalking Jugglers of the 1700s

When we think about the advent of “modern juggling,” we often look at the first “big three” stars: Cinquevalli, Kara, and Salerno. These performers, who rose to fame in the 1880s, certainly started a chain of incredible artists that continues on to today. Before their careers, however, we have very spotty information regarding the top jugglers at any given time. …