What’s inside a juggler’s backpack? Part 3

(Haz clic aquí para español.) This is the third part of the series What’s Inside a Juggler’s Backpack? It is about knowing in depth the objects that jugglers carry in their backpacks. You can read the second part here, and the first part here. I am surprised by the large luggage that various artists carry to their long training days. …

Ask David – October 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 1

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. Also available on iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/il/podcast/ejuggle-podcasts/id1533424295

Ken Sherburne

(Haz clic aquí para español.) Ken Sherburne was considered “The juggler of a thousand stories” or “The juggler of a million friends and a million good things.” His whole life was full of adventures, very interesting anecdotes, and travels through Europe, North America and South America. His friends remember him as a man who gave what he had for them. …

Spoon and Pencil Balancing Tricks

You might not think that a juggler could wow an audience with a small, everyday object such as a spoon or pencil, but you would be wrong. A number of well-known jugglers have done exactly that with a common household spoon, kicking up, balancing, and flipping it in amazing ways. These types of tricks actually have an old historical predecessor. …

Ancient Juggling tombs – Part 2

(Haz clic aquí para español.) In the first part of “Ancient Juggling Tombs,” I talked about the Beni Hassan necropolis in Egypt, from where we have the first representations of juggling. Here, juggling images are found in three tombs, corresponding to: Kethy, Baqet III, and Khnumhotep IV. I should add to my research that the translations of these names are …

Ninette Mongador (Antoinette Chambeyron) Obituary

We are sorry to announce the passing of Antoinette Chambeyron, better known in the juggling world as Ninette Mongador. Ninette was born in France in 1928 into a juggling family. Her father, Georges Chambeyron, was a talented juggler and formed the famous juggling troupe The Mongadors around 1900. The juggling troupe worked in both circuses and in variety theaters. Ninette’s …

Juggling in Myanmar

(Haz clic aquí para español.) In several of my articles I have investigated juggling in countries where culture is unknown to “Westerners.” I spoke, for example, of juggling in North Korea, Africa, among others. You can read each investigation by clicking here. Continuing with the series, I share with you a new edition: Juggling in Myanmar. The earliest records of …

How to Promote Yourself Without Pawning Your Props

How to Promote Yourself without Pawning your Props by Jacob D’Eustachio and Ross Berenson All freelance jugglers probably know how important it is to have a well-designed website. But what does “well-designed” even mean? When I first graduated circus school in 2011, I didn’t have a clue! I saw accomplished performers with bare bones sites, newbies with flashy sites, and …