Cassim and Abdallah Mahomet – Indian Jugglers Murderers?

(Haz clic aquí para español.) In the 19th century, many artists from India who came to Australia were mistreated by their managers. They abused these immigrants, exploiting them for work. These immigrants lived in precarious conditions. Because of this, several contracted serious illnesses. A large percentage of them did not know the English language, which made it difficult to demand …

Updates to Previous David Cain Articles

Often, the publication of an eJuggle article results in new discoveries on the subject. Every year or so, I like to give some updated information on these previous articles I’ve written for eJuggle.  It’s been a while since I’ve done this, so here are updates on some popular articles I’ve written. The Hoop and Glass Trick In September of 2017, …

Pierre Bel – The Continental Juggler

(Haz clic aquí para español.) Although Pierre was once an internationally known artist, few people today know about him. His fame started when he created a solo juggling show. His incredible talent gave him contracts in many countries. On those tours he got to know a particular sport, which gave him more recognition. Pierre Bel was born in Marseille, France, …

Newly Discovered Collection of Juggling Props From Gus and Ursula Lauppe

In the past, I’ve written about the famed husband and wife juggling duo of Gus Lauppe and Ursula Hill Lauppe. They were both born in 1922 and were some of the top jugglers of the middle part of the previous century. You can read about them by clicking here. The Museum of Juggling History has had a few props from …

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She’s Pretty Good…For A Girl

Content warning: This article includes references to sexism; and verbal harassment. Clarifying statement: This article was written by a white cisgendered female juggler from the United States. I would like readers to know that the term female/woman/women is extended to anyone who identifies as such. I encourage all reading to read the entire article before making judgments or forming opinions; …

Wirewalking Jugglers of the 1700s

When we think about the advent of “modern juggling,” we often look at the first “big three” stars: Cinquevalli, Kara, and Salerno. These performers, who rose to fame in the 1880s, certainly started a chain of incredible artists that continues on to today. Before their careers, however, we have very spotty information regarding the top jugglers at any given time. …

Ask David – January 2021

Welcome to my 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 37 years and have performed over 15,000 professional …

Object Episodes 7

Object Episodes is the document of a 13 hour long discussion between Jay Gilligan and Erik Åberg about the past, present, and future of juggling. The recording session was done in one take and each episode brings a new chapter to the conversation. Feedback and thoughts can be sent to objectepisodes@gmail.com along with reflections, suggestions, and responses. See also Episode 1, Episode …

Juggling During Wartime in Nicaragua – Jugglers for Peace

  (Haz clic aquí para español.) Jugglers For Peace, tour 1988. Photo: Graham Ellis. Days after the assassination of juggler and engineer Benjamin Linder by soldiers from Los Contra (you can read my article about him here), more artists arrived in Nicaragua. It was the Jugglers For Peace group. They landed in Managua in 1987, ready to tour the cities …