IJA Tricks of the Month by Duo Kara from Germany | Juggling Hoops

Duo Kara is a Berlin based duo, consisting of Kathrin Wagner and Armin Taeschner. In 2018, they decided to start working together, and discovered a common interest in hoop manipulation. They were curious to mix their expertise in ring juggling and poi influenced object manipulation, play around and have fun, manipulate their hoops and each other. If you wanna see …

IJA Tricks of the Month by Lucas Chaparro from Chile | Juggling clubs

My name is Lucas Chaparro and I live in San Felipe, the V Region of Chile. I began to juggle 5 years ago but for the last 2, I concentrate on clubs. I  specialize in contact club and that is the basis for my research. I enjoy the feeling of the club as it passes around my body. I’m constantly …

Forgotten Juggling Props: Tobacco Pipes

One of my favorite subjects to research and write about are forgotten juggling props of the past. Today we look at a very common prop throughout the 1700s and 1800s: the tobacco pipe. Tobacco pipes made of clay or wood were popular props for jugglers to use for various balancing tricks. Balancing tricks made up a very large part, if …

IJA Tricks of the Month by Chloé Fossard from France | Diabolo

Hello there, my name is Chloé Fossard. I’m French but have lived in Vienna for the past 2 years. I first got into diabolo back in 2008, but my interest really kicked off in 2012 when I discovered diabolo videos on youtube. I love the diabolo community; it has always been extremely friendly and welcoming to me and I have …

The Juggler and His Art (1910) by Signor Saltarino

As a juggling historian, I am obviously interested in early writings about the history of juggling. One of the earliest accounts we have of the history of jugglers was written by Signor Saltarino, who was actually Hermann Waldemar Otto (1863-1941), a German writer, journalist, and artist. He is best known for his Artist’s Lexicon, detailing a history of performing artists. …

IJA Collaboration Video (June Pride 2021)

This is the first in a series of IJA Collaboration Videos, this time in celebration of June Pride Month. Jugglers from around the world sent in clips in support and celebration of Pride. Thanks to all who submitted. Want to be part of the next collab video? Follw us on our social media accounts and stay tuned for when we …

The History of Juggling Games: Joggling

Michal Kapral (Haz clic aquí para español.) The word joggling is probably unknown to many jugglers. “Didn’t he mean juggling?” a friend told me. “Jogging like running?” commented another. Well, both attempts to guess are true if they are put together, but definitely not to be confused with “Joggling Board” a long and springy wooden board supported by two wooden …

Alberto Hernández Obituary

(Haz clic aquí para español.) Alberto Hernandez. Photo: Claqué Audiovisuales. I met Beto at the comics, cosplay, books, sports and circus event (SOFA), within the framework of the Colombian Circus Convention, held in Bogotá, in mid-October 2018. He came as a guest directly from Mexico, together with Chema Solamente and Jorge Vilchis, all members of the Conejo Lunar group, to …