The Lost Art of Diabolo Wire Loop Tricks

(日本語はこちら) The past decade has seen many old school juggling tricks revived by at least some juggler around the world. Salerno rings were almost unknown a decade ago and now they seem to be every where. In other cases, just one or two jugglers have chosen to recreate an old trick. While diabolo is far, far more popular now than …

Three New Juggling Mysteries

(日本語はこちら) As a juggling historian/researcher/writer, I often encounter new information that I want to investigate further. The result of this research is often an eJuggle article, which includes all of the information that I find. However, I’m occasionally unsuccessful in finding the answers I want. Sometimes I put those questions on the back burner and hope to find more information …

The Six Ring / Plate Jump Rope Trick

(日本語はこちら) Jugglers often ask me what my favorite juggling trick from history is. While I don’t have a definitive answer to that question, I do have a handful of favorites. I’d like to share one of those with you today. It is a very difficult old-school trick where a performer juggles six plates or rings while spinning a ring on …

Diabolo Engravings in 1813

(Haz clic aquí para español.) (日本語はこちら) In December, with D for diabolo, I am going to write some articles related to diabolo as a tribute to the ancient toy that, although it had its origins in China, became very popular in Europe since the 19th century. In this article we will see some engravings by artists who were inspired by …

Three Jugglers From Cirque Du Soleil’s Corteo

(日本語はこちら) In 2018, the Cirque du Soleil show Corteo was performed in Cincinnati, Ohio and the three jugglers of the show, Svetlana Zueva, Johan Juslin, and Laido Dittmar, visited the Museum of Juggling History. Laido Dittmar, David Cain, Johan Juslin, and Svetlana Zueva Corteo performed in Dayton, Ohio in November of 2023, and the cast was again invited to the …

Further Experiments with Bob Bramson’s Wooden Hoops

(日本語はこちら) I often bring something to the IJA Festival for jugglers to try. A couple of times I brought the Chaos Clubs, which are the world’s most difficult clubs to juggle. You can see videos of the Chaos Clubs being attempted below. As the 2022 IJA Festival was getting closer, I saw online that a number of talented hoop jugglers …

Kris Kremo – A Video Collection

(日本語はこちら) Continuing his family’s long tradition as world class performers, Kris Kremo’s over fifty-year career as a top-flight juggler has cemented his own legacy. Born in 1951 in Paris, Kris (Kristian) is the son of famed Swiss juggler Bela Kremo and his wife Marianne. Growing up, Kris attended school in Switzerland and spent summers with his father wherever he was …

Novel Juggling Ideas From The Past

(日本語はこちら) The following ideas, gags, and tricks come from the Jugglers’ Bulletin, which was published in the 1940s by Roger Montandon. Roger very kindly gave me permission to use any of his Jugglers’ Bulletin content in my writing before he passed away. Two Bobby May Gags We start with a gag from Bobby May that I imagine would look quite …

The Pagoda of Bowls: A Video Collection

(日本語はこちら) The routine we call the Pagoda of Bowls involves the kicking or tossing of bowls onto the performer’s head in an increasingly tall tower of bowls. We don’t know much about the origins of this trick. The earliest evidence we have is the following illustration of a Chinese juggler from 1901. We don’t know that he tossed or kicked …