Spoon and Pencil Balancing Tricks

You might not think that a juggler could wow an audience with a small, everyday object such as a spoon or pencil, but you would be wrong. A number of well-known jugglers have done exactly that with a common household spoon, kicking up, balancing, and flipping it in amazing ways. These types of tricks actually have an old historical predecessor. …

Ancient Juggling tombs – Part 2

(Haz clic aquí para español.) In the first part of “Ancient Juggling Tombs,” I talked about the Beni Hassan necropolis in Egypt, from where we have the first representations of juggling. Here, juggling images are found in three tombs, corresponding to: Kethy, Baqet III, and Khnumhotep IV. I should add to my research that the translations of these names are …

Ninette Mongador (Antoinette Chambeyron) Obituary

We are sorry to announce the passing of Antoinette Chambeyron, better known in the juggling world as Ninette Mongador. Ninette was born in France in 1928 into a juggling family. Her father, Georges Chambeyron, was a talented juggler and formed the famous juggling troupe The Mongadors around 1900. The juggling troupe worked in both circuses and in variety theaters. Ninette’s …

Juggling in Myanmar

(Haz clic aquí para español.) In several of my articles I have investigated juggling in countries where culture is unknown to “Westerners.” I spoke, for example, of juggling in North Korea, Africa, among others. You can read each investigation by clicking here. Continuing with the series, I share with you a new edition: Juggling in Myanmar. The earliest records of …

How to Promote Yourself Without Pawning Your Props

How to Promote Yourself without Pawning your Props by Jacob D’Eustachio and Ross Berenson All freelance jugglers probably know how important it is to have a well-designed website. But what does “well-designed” even mean? When I first graduated circus school in 2011, I didn’t have a clue! I saw accomplished performers with bare bones sites, newbies with flashy sites, and …

Fred and Annie Pelot

Fred Pelot is a juggler that very few modern jugglers have heard of. Fred was born July 24th, 1878 in Houston, Texas (USA). He grew up in New Orleans, Louisiana until his family moved to New York City when he was 8. At the age of 6, he started practicing acrobatics and messed around with juggling a bit. Fred Pelot, …

Ancient Juggling Tombs – Part 1

(Haz clic aquí para español.) One of the oldest representations of juggling dates from 1994 – 1781 BC, in the tombs at Beni Hasan. Due to the time that has passed and the little documentation that there is in this regard, researching before Christ juggling is a never-ending job. These investigations require deepening in disciplines such as archaeology, history, anthropology. …

Ask David – September 2020

Welcome to the new column for eJuggle, Ask David. In this column, you can ask me for my opinion, advice, or knowledge about anything juggling-related. In case you don’t know me and you’re wondering why you might want to know my thoughts, here’s a bit about me. I’ve been a professional juggler for 36 years and have performed over 15,000 …

The Juggler Who Came in From the Cold

By Jim Ellison The siteswaps were the first clue. U.S. intelligence officials had long suspected that social media sites were mostly ruses for data mining. Many users, exuberant young Americans, simply thought they were having fun by posting short videos. But by using these platforms, were they putting their security at risk? The specific threat was TikTok, a Chinese company …