Nino Frediani Obituary

The juggling world has lost one of its most famous and well-liked members, Nino Frediani. Coming from an Italian circus family that traces its origins back to 1650, Nino was born in a dressing room of a Portuguese circus in 1940 in Libson. His mother and father were performing in the ring when she felt her first labor pains. Nino …

Morris Cronin – Early Juggling Innovator

Morris Cronin is a juggler who is mostly forgotten by history. However, his contributions and innovations still resonate in the art form today. Morris Cronin was an American juggler of Irish descent, born in Hopkinton, Massachusetts. He was considered by most of his peers to be the greatest solo club juggler of the late 1800s. Vaudeville juggler and juggling historian, …

British Pathe Juggling Videos (1925-1941) – Part 2

In July 2018, eJuggle published an article featuring 18 videos of juggling dating from 1925 and older. The reaction to that article was very positive. Four of those videos were from the archives of British Pathe, the famed newsreel and documentary company that ran from 1910 to 1970. The British Pathe archives recorded many other juggling acts that are wonderful …

British Pathe Juggling Videos (1925-1941) – Part 1

In July 2018, eJuggle published an article featuring 18 videos of juggling dating from 1925 and older. The reaction to that article was very positive. Four of those videos were from the archives of British Pathe, the famed newsreel and documentary company that ran from 1910 to 1970. The British Pathe archives recorded many other juggling acts that are wonderful …

Juggling in Africa – Part 1

(Haz clic aquí para español.) Rwanda Le Cirque Du Soleil is a social project that teaches the basic techniques of juggling and acrobatics to the children and adolescents of Rwanda. This project works mainly with young people from the village of Kabagendwa, located in the district of Kicukiro, in the city of Kigali. It was created by Mitsinto Viateur. Mitsinto …

The Whirligig Balance

Of all the tricks in my Juggling History Show, the Whirligig Balance gets the most consistent positive reaction out of both jugglers and non-jugglers. This is a very old trick, consisting of a spiral or snake-shaped pole that has a plate spinning at the top. The bottom of the pole is balanced on the juggler’s forehead, on a mouthpiece, or …

The Ferronis – Father and Son Juggling Stars

Vittorio Ferroni was known as the Rastelli on Horseback. Born in Italy, but from a long line of Russian circus performers, he began juggling on horseback in 1909 and was a very popular circus performer in the 1920s and 1930s. He performed many amazing routines while standing on the back of a galloping horse. He spun a basin on a …

Pearls of Juggling Articles: Indian Club Swinging as a quality warm for juggling.

I’m always on the hunt for new ways to efficiently warm up into juggling. When it’s done well warming up into juggling is more than just warming up the muscles, it’s opening the body, especially the shoulders and chest, It’s loosening and protecting our tendons. Aligning the body, focusing the mind and charging us up without tiring us out too …

Rudy Horn Obituary

The following obituary uses content from two previous IJA publications (a 1964 IJA Newsletter article by Bob Brock and a 1987 Juggler’s World Magazine article by Sandy Brown) as well as new content by author David Cain. ******** The juggling community has lost one of its brightest stars and biggest icons. Rudy Horn passed away on October 12th, 2018 at …