The Bremlovs

The Bremlovs were a Czechoslovakian club passing troupe originally consisting of Karel Dvorak and his children Karla and Rudolf. They debuted in 1934. Eventually, Karla’s husband Gustav Kura and Rudolf’s wife Jana joined the troupe. They were extremely influential to Eastern European jugglers for decades. Karel retired in 1954 and passed away in 1972. The act broke apart in 1959, …

Juggling Documentaries

Earlier this year, eJuggle featured a wonderful documentary about Haavard Hvidsten made by Lewis Kennedy, which you can see below. This was certainly not the first juggling documentary. Let’s take a look at other documentary films about jugglers and juggling. Juggling by Strider Productions was released in 1984 and directed by Kim Hoeg. The film features a wide variety of …

The Horn and Rings Trick (The Unicorn Trick)

I have written quite a few articles about obscure juggling routines that have vanished from the modern juggler’s repertoire. These include the Birds in the Tree Trick, Cupsticks and Balls, the Whirligig, and many others. Today I want to share another of these tricks, the Horn and Rings Trick, which is also known as the Unicorn Trick. The props used …

Felix Sürbe Interview

Felix Sürbe is one of the most popular young jugglers online and at juggling events in Europe. Today we get to know him a bit better and see some of his amazing juggling. eJuggle: Can you tell our readers a bit about yourself apart from juggling? FS: Sooo, I was born in Germany on the 12th October 2000 and then …

Songs About Juggling – Part 2

In Part 1 of this article, I shared ten music videos of songs about juggling or jugglers. In part 2, we look at ten more videos, including three longer format videos containing multiple songs. Let’s get started. The Passing Zone has not one, but two music videos featuring songs about juggling. One is their theme song and the other is …

Music and Juggling

Both juggling and music can be exhausting to perform and becoming successful at either one relies heavily on one’s ability to develop muscle memory as well as focused, repetitive training. Having spent an immense amount of time practicing juggling and studying music, I have become interested in analyzing their similarities, differences, and how they can function together. There are some …

Songs About Juggling – Part 1

Juggling and music have many things in common. They each deal with rhythm and duration, can both be described mathematically, and both can be used to entertain both the practitioner and an audience. Most juggling acts are accompanied by music. There is even a long tradition of jugglers playing music while performing juggling tricks. I wrote an article on that …

Newly Discovered Film of the First IJA Conventions

1948 IJA Convention The archives of the Museum of Juggling History contain many hundreds of films, VHS tapes, and DVDs. Many of these have yet to be viewed or digitized due to time and financial constraints. Of all the films that have been viewed, one of the most remarkable is a film that shows footage from the 1948, 1951, and …

Ryder Schwartz – Gone But Not Forgotten

Warren “Ryder” Schwartz was born Sept. 6, 1966. Growing up in Austin, Texas, he practiced gymnastics starting at age 3 and taught himself to juggle several years later after seeing Austin juggler Turk Pipkin perform.  Ryder took great joy in entertaining anyone who would watch. His performing career began at a Renaissance festival. At the age of 14, he was …