IJA Tricks of the Month by Aileen Lawlor | Contact Staff

My name is Aileen Lawlor, and I live in Oakland, California & Esteli, Nicaragua. I began exploring contact staff in 2006, and my journey with the prop encouraged me to study different forms of movement. I teach contact staff online and in group classes in the Bay Area of California. I have spent the majority of the last 5 years …

IJA Tricks of the Month by Daniela Corradi | Club Juggling

I am 26 years old and from Argentina. I have been juggling for about 5 years and learned during my travels around Latin America. I now live in Sao Paulo, Brazil, where I recorded this video. I am part of the Collective 6/12 Circus that is a circus space within the cultural occupation Ouvidor 63, which, like many other spaces …

Paul Conchas – German Strongman Juggler

The art form of heavyweight juggling didn’t reach its heyday until Paul Conchas began his career in 1895. Conchas, a German who was born Paul Huett around 1875, was a master performer and promoter. He was known as “the Military Hercules,” wearing an elite Prussian Household Guard uniform, complete with eagle-crowned helmet. For much of his career, he was assisted by …

IJA Tricks Of The Month by Lauge Benjaminsen | Ball Juggling

I’m Lauge and I live in Silkeborg City in the center of Denmark. I’ve been jamming around with juggling for the past decade and I always love to see how far and what places it takes me. This short video was filmed entirely in my living room in front of a black stage curtain my mom once made me. My …

Videos From The Vault – Lou Folds

Lou Folds (also referred to often as Lew Folds) was born Louis Foldes in 1905 in Hungary, where his father was the mayor of a small town. His family immigrated to the United States when Lou was an infant. Juggling was Lou’s third career, as he first worked as a professional boxer and then as a professional dancer before taking …