eJuggle: Opinion/Theory/History

The Bakers

The Bakers were a husband and wife juggling act from the UK that specialized in hat juggling. Harry Baker was born in 1893 in New York (USA). His wife Peggy was born in Manchester, UK. Harry learned to juggle at the age of twelve and was a popular juggler on the Vaudeville Orpheum Circuit in the 1920s. He married Peggy …

Jugglers Pictured in Cabinet Cards

One of the rarest types of juggling memorabilia are cabinet cards featuring jugglers. Cabinet cards are photographs taken between 1860 and the very early 1900s that are mounted on a thick, heavy card. They often featured celebrities and popular entertainers, so it was not too uncommon for jugglers to be featured in the images. Usually the juggler is just shown …

New York – Sexy juggling: Biting the Big Apple

Why do people come to New York? For the culture. For the excitement. For work. To make your dreams come true. For the juggling. All the right reasons. Did someone say ‘juggling’? Let’s look at two recent ongoing shows that feature jugglers. Bindlestiff Family Cirkus “Cabaret” at The Cutting Room, and “Burlesque Night” at the Slipper Room. Bindlestiff Family Circus …

The Juggler Stage Name Game

I was recently asked what my real name was by a magician. I told him David Cain was my real name, although I admitted that in day to day life away from the juggling world, I generally go by Dave. Nevertheless, he was surprised that I had been born with such a “stage-ready name,” as he called it. His real …

Jacky Lupescu

  Romanian juggler Jacky Lupescu was born Siehe Lupovici in 1919 in Saloniki, Greece, where his family was on tour with a circus. He specialized in complex combination tricks performed both on the ground and on a slack wire. He had a long performing career that began at an early age, when he started performing in a slack wire act …

Long-Term Practice Structure: A Year of Juggling Without Time for Juggling

eJuggle is proud to present a brand new feature, “The Voice of Youth.” The initial article is written by the highly respected and articulate juggler, Jonah Botvinick-Greenhouse. This will be an ongoing feature, presented to give our younger jugglers a venue for their unique thoughts, ideas, and observations, no matter how conventional, unconventional, or radical as they may be.They must …

The Society of American Jugglers – An Attempt at a Pre-IJA Juggling Organization

The IJA was formed in 1947 at a convention of the International Brotherhood of Magicians. Much has been written about how this came about, but almost no one realizes that an earlier attempt was made to form a juggling organization more than twenty-five years earlier. In 1918, the following appeared in Variety. I’ve been unable to find any additional information …

EJC 2018: Organized for jugglers, Inspired by Nature

The European Juggling Convention (EJC) has taken place non-stop since 1978 and is one of the world’s biggest juggling conventions. This event started with an attendance of just 11 jugglers during two days but rapidly became a week-long happening with thousands of attendees. This year, and for the first time in 41 years of history, EJC jumps from continental Europe …

Functional Juggling Warm Ups – [Pearls of Juggling Articles]

There are many ways to warm into juggling. – This includes the juggler’s all time favourite… of not warming up at all! 🙂 Some of us train progressively with props, starting off perhaps with just one prop. Others enjoy jogging, (or joggling), skipping a rope, push and pull up type exercises… Others like Yoga based exercises and perhaps Feldenkreis or Alexander …