Pendulum Juggling Enters its Third Decade

The genesis of pendulum juggling can be traced to a singular source in 1993. That year, Jörg Müller was studying at the Centre National des Arts du Cirque (CNAC), and making some club swinging research with Mads Rosenbeck. At the same time, Jörg was building wind chimes with his father and found the sound and rhythm to be a source …

The Development Of The Juggling Club (Part 4)

In the first three installments in this series, I examined the major types of juggling clubs that have been used from the initiation of club juggling in the last quarter of the nineteenth century to the present time.  These major categories were hollow wooden clubs, basket clubs, skeleton clubs, cork clubs, hollow plastic clubs, plastic toy bowling pin clubs, hollow …

Center of Gravity

22 jugglers and 2 musicians took the stage on November 12, 2013, to perform a show called “Center of Gravity” in Stockholm, Sweden. The event, playing to a sold out audience, was under the guise of celebrating a birthday. However, the process, creation, and result was much more than that. The project actually started three years earlier after the last …

The Development Of The Juggling Club (Part 3)

So far in this series, I’ve discussed six completely different types of juggling clubs, including those that were first used in the 1890s to those that were developed in the 1950s. In Part 1, I discussed hollow wooden clubs, basket clubs, and upholstered clubs. In Part 2, skeleton clubs, cork clubs, and hollow plastic clubs were examined. Now we’ll learn …

Be Funnier with Scotty Meltzer: Mixing In Action

Comedy Fish

Last month I wrote about the three most common types of mix jokes: Mixes that apply attributes of one thing onto another Mixes that combine two familiar things to create something new Mixes that use one thing to talk about another I also presented the classic two-list method for writing these types of jokes: Find two subjects you have a …

The Development Of The Juggling Club (Part 2)

In Part 1 of this series, I discussed the transition from solid Indian clubs to hollow wooden clubs, followed by basket clubs and upholstered clubs. In this article, I’ll discuss skeleton clubs, cork clubs, and hollow plastic clubs. Skeleton Clubs A little known, but very important type of clubs are what I call skeleton clubs. This term refers to clubs …

The Development Of The Juggling Club (Part 1)

I’ve made it one of my endeavors in life to put together the best and most thorough collection of rare and innovative juggling clubs in the world. I believe I’ve been successful in doing so. Therefore, I want to share a history of this most iconic of juggling props. My discussion will only briefly touch on Indian clubs, which were …

Updates Of David Cain’s Past Articles

In the weeks and months that follow each article I write for eJuggle, I often learn more information about the article’s subject. This article is my way of pointing readers back to articles they may have missed and adding new information to those articles for past and new readers alike. I would encourage readers to click on the titles of …

Be Funnier with Scotty Meltzer: Mixing it up

Comedy Fish

One of the most important tools in a comic’s kitchen is their mixer, and not just because we’re all bitter alcoholics. Mix jokes are a staple of the comedy diet, yet most variety performers try to survive on totally mix-free fare. In this month’s article, I’m going to help you expand your comedy palette to include some mixes on the …