Vladimir Oskal-ool: the first juggler of Tuva

(Haz clic aquí para español.) He grew up illiterate and worked from childhood in agriculture. In the midst of vast fields, he thought about what it would be like if his country had culture. He strove to learn the language of his community, though he would still not be understandable anywhere else in the world. But still he developed an …

Ask David – November 2020

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 36 years and have performed over 15,000 professional …

Object Episodes 3

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 …

Halloween Juggling

(Haz clic aquí para español.) October: it is a month of terror and horror, a time of strange and extreme rituals, the period of the witches and the dead. The cultures of the world commemorate the month of Halloween with different events. The themes are: death, blood, deformations and all things abnormal. Creativity and innovation are given freedom through costumes …

Elimar and Eldino – German Slack Wire Jugglers

Over the years, I’ve come across photos and videos of German slack wire jugglers Elimar and Eldino and often confused the two. I recently decided to research these two performers and get my facts straight. Elimar Elimar Clemens Buschmann was born in Cologne, Germany in 1917. He was the youngest of three brothers and didn’t come from a show business …

Juggling World Records 2020

(Haz clic aquí para español.) The year 2020 gives us incredible surprises. Jugglers have gotten used to juggling in virtuality. Despite the confinement at home, our community keeps juggling actively through videos, conversations, and virtual workshops. The pandemic period gave us amazing juggling world records. The following list is about the records uploaded to the internet from January 2020 to …

The History of Comedy Juggling

The one subject that I have most often been asked about during the last few months is the origins of comedy juggling. I will begin by saying that it is next to impossible to say who the first comedy juggler was. Thus, I will not attempt to give an inadequate answer to that question. Instead, I will share what I’ve …

Object Episodes 2

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. Also …

From The Archives – Video Highlights of 25 Juggling Icons

For the IJA 2020 Online Festival, I was asked to create something for Movie Night. I decided to keep with what I know and created a curated collection of video clips of jugglers listed in the Masters section of the book that my brother Scott and I recently wrote – 200 Jugglers Every Juggler Should Know. The book opens with …