Paul Conchas – German Strongman Juggler

The art form of heavyweight juggling didn’t reach its heyday until Paul Conchas began his career in 1895. Conchas, a German who was born Paul Huett around 1875, was a master performer and promoter. He was known as “the Military Hercules,” wearing an elite Prussian Household Guard uniform, complete with eagle-crowned helmet. For much of his career, he was assisted by …

Harry Barrett – The Inventor of Boomerang Hat Juggling

The art of juggling with boomerang hats, also known as flying hats, has been popular for over a hundred years. One of the best boomerang hat jugglers is Argentinian superstar Paul Ponce. You can see his work with them below. The art of juggling straw hats by throwing them out over the audience was invented by American juggler Harry “Pop” …

La Real Esa Obituary

(Haz clic aquí para español.) The community of jugglers of South America lost one of its greatest stars: Francy Katherine Suavita Niño, known as “Katty,” or “La Real Esa.” She was born on September 24, 1985, in Bogotá, Colombia. Since she was a child, she became interested in riding a bicycle, learning to play musical instruments, learning juggling, theater, and …

The Bridge Generation: Between Vaudeville and the Internet Age: Jack Kalvan

The latest entry into the Bridge Generation series features Jack Kalvan. I’ve actually “known” Jack for nearly 30 years. Okay, not really. But he was at Carnegie Mellon University when I went and I remember him juggling there at “Gray Matter” in the Student Union. I’ve always joked that when I left after that one (not very memorable) year, I …

Old Malabar – The Donkey Balancing Juggler

Old Malabar (Photo courtesy of Lukas Reichenbach) The juggler known as Old Malabar was born Patrick Feeney in Sligo, Ireland  on February 20, 1800. He was the son of a poor farmer. A weak student in school, he longed to travel to see the world beyond the farm. His brothers gave him thirty shillings to start his journey and Patrick …

Eric Longequel, juggling & diabolo – ep15 Juggle Jabber

Eric Longequel from France is a performer with compagie EaEo and Defracto. His original movement based juggling and funny diabolo character has gotten him to Cirque de Demain twice and 6 times into the jugglers top40! We talk about the influential people in Eric’s life and the difference between juggling and character on stage. Presented by eJuggle Support this channel …

Pemani

Pemani (1925 – 2011) was born Peter Mark Nielsen in Aarhus, Denmark. As a boy, Peter worked as a zookeeper at the Aarhus Zoo. One day the manager of the zoo, a former circus performer, challenged Peter to learn to stand and balance on top of a large ball that had been used in a sea lion act, promising to …