eJuggle: Opinion/Theory/History

Donald Lauppe Obituary

The juggling world has lost another well known figure. Donald Lauppe, the son of well known jugglers Gus and Ursula Hill Lauppe, passed away last week. He performed with his parents for many years and was a very talented juggler in his own right. Donald, Ursuala, and Gus Lauppe Donald was born on April 12, 1952 and grew up in …

The Table Cloth Pull Trick

The table cloth pull trick is one of the most famous magic and juggling tricks in the world. While it’s probably more associated with magic, the origins and presentation of the trick stem from juggling. For those who aren’t familiar with the trick, the performer pulls a table cloth out from under a set of dinner ware. Check out the …

How to Fly with Your Props

Are they going to confiscate my props?! Domestic or international travel – this is the one question sure to cross every object manipulators mind as they pass through airport security. The prop manipulators struggle with TSA is real… or is it? For many travelers countless hours have been stressed over losing props to airport personnel only for it to turn …

The Activist and Warrior of the Hula Hoop

  This story is amazing and synonymous with commitment, courage and heroism. Marium Akther is a girl who must be remembered for her great heart, enthusiasm, and desire to help all people, among other qualities. Marium, for some women in Pakistan, is a martyr, always fighting for the rights of women, against Jihadist terrorism and for gender equality. I must thank …

Juggling and Comic Books: A Pictorial Gallery – Part 1

I have been a juggler for 36 years, but I’ve been a comic book collector for even longer than that. Therefore, I was very glad to receive a donation to the Museum of Juggling History that combines these two endeavors. Darrell W. Toomey donated a collection of comic books with juggling featured on the cover. This sparked the idea of …

Lesser Known Juggling Siblings

There have been many siblings who have been professional jugglers.  Some are widely regarded as a duo, such as the Reverhos Brothers (Andre and Gustave), Chiesa Brothers (Sergio and Vinicio), Rudenko Brothers (Igor and George), and the Peiro Brothers (Atillo and Hector).   A recent article of mine (linked here) provided details about the careers of the Juggling Jems – Francine …

Viviane Chabre Obituary

We are sad to report that Viviane Chabre of the well known husband and wife juggling duo Les Dougalls has passed away. She was preceded in death by her husband and partner Erwin Steiner, who passed away in 1984 from cancer. Viviane, who was born February 4, 1943, was from Belgium and was a seventh generation circus artist and the …

Types of Prop Balancing in Juggling

Balancing has long been a part of the performing juggler’s repertoire. Early juggling prop catalogs, which can be seen here and here, attest to the wide array of balance props and routines that were popular over a hundred years ago. Today’s jugglers still utilize balance tricks in their acts, even if they don’t have multiple unique props with which to …

Historical Juggling Films – Recent Finds and Remaining Gaps

It’s hard to keep up with all of the new videos of jugglers which are released every day.  Via our cell phones, almost everyone has a video camera with them at all times.  Editing and posting videos is a snap as well.   However, it didn’t used to be that way, of course.  Video film cameras used to be expensive, clunky, …