eJuggle: Opinion/Theory/History

Updates of Previous David Cain Articles

Every year or so, I like to give some updated information on previous article I’ve written for eJuggle. It’s been a while since I’ve done this, so here are updates on five popular articles I’ve written. Oldest Known Films of Juggling In September of 2018, the article Oldest Known Films of Juggling was published. This article, which you can read here, …

Paolo Bedini

After the death of Enrico Rastelli in 1931, many jugglers who were influenced by Rastelli’s style debuted on the stages of Europe. These included Bob Ripa, Paolo Pilletto, Italo Medini, Eduordo Raspini, and many others. However, the juggler who had perhaps the truest claim to the title of Rastelli’s successor was his nephew, Paolo Bedini. Paolo Bedini was born in …

Fernanda Sumano – the First IJA Regional Competition Gold Medalist

Fernanda Suamno

Click here for the English Translation. Mi nombre es Fernanda Sumano, soy Mexicana y quiero contarles como la primer IRC de la IJA en México ha cambiado mi vida de una manera increíble. Inicie con el Hula Hula siendo autodidacta en 2007, todo comenzó como un simple juego al igual que muchos de nosotros cuando descubrimos los malabares. Encontré muchos …

Juggling Tricks with Eggs

At some point, most beginning  jugglers try juggling raw eggs. They are often the first fragile objects jugglers try. I used to juggle raw eggs over a volunteer from the audience in my shows. EJuggle editor Scott Seltzer has tested the limits of toss juggling with raw eggs, as you can see in the following video. There’s even a popular …

The Balls Through The Hat Trick

The Balls Through the Hat Trick is a fairly simple trick to explain. The juggler wears a top hat or bowler hat that has a hole in the top. The juggler juggles three balls and tosses a ball into the hole. The ball then travels through a tube or down a ramp and comes out at the front of the …

Big Apple Circus

The Big Apple Circus features not one but three jugglers this year. The Circus is in town (New York, at Lincoln Center) until  January 27th. Then it’ll play The National Harbor in Maryland from February 14th until March 24th. They begin with a colorful Company intro, where all the performers fill the circus ring and do one or two tricks …

Nino Frediani Obituary

The juggling world has lost one of its most famous and well-liked members, Nino Frediani. Coming from an Italian circus family that traces its origins back to 1650, Nino was born in a dressing room of a Portuguese circus in 1940 in Libson. His mother and father were performing in the ring when she felt her first labor pains. Nino …

Morris Cronin – Early Juggling Innovator

Morris Cronin is a juggler who is mostly forgotten by history. However, his contributions and innovations still resonate in the art form today. Morris Cronin was an American juggler of Irish descent, born in Hopkinton, Massachusetts. He was considered by most of his peers to be the greatest solo club juggler of the late 1800s. Vaudeville juggler and juggling historian, …

British Pathe Juggling Videos (1925-1941) – Part 2

In July 2018, eJuggle published an article featuring 18 videos of juggling dating from 1925 and older. The reaction to that article was very positive. Four of those videos were from the archives of British Pathe, the famed newsreel and documentary company that ran from 1910 to 1970. The British Pathe archives recorded many other juggling acts that are wonderful …