Stu Raynolds Obituary

We are sad to report that well-known juggler and prop maker Stu Raynolds passed away on February 17, 2020. Stuart Raynolds was born in 1927 in Chicago, Illinois (USA), the son of Harold Raynolds Senior and Dorothy Raynolds. He was a very strong technical juggler, and attended the first IJA Convention in 1948, shortly after finishing up his service in …

Ameron Rosvall Interview

Ameron Rosvall is a Swedish juggler of remarkable ability and innovation. David Cain interviewed him so that we can all get to know him and his work better. DC: Can you tell our readers a bit about yourself apart from juggling? AR: I was born in a homestead in Jämtland, Sweden. My family kept Hereford cattle and grew crops and …

Maya Rubtsova

(Haz clic aquí para español.) Maya Rubtsova in the circus boulevard. 1968. Maya Rubtsova was, at the time, one of the best jugglers of the USSR. Her real name is Maina Rubtsova Kostyuk. She was born on May 1, 1940. According to her birth certificate, she was born in Tashkent, the capital of Uzbekistan; but in reality her origin might …

Jay Gilligan’s massive video library

Between the 26th of November 2019 and 7 January 2020, Jay Gilligan managed to upload 128 juggling videos of himself to his YouTube channel. They are not quite your average short Instagram snippets, these uploads are in total about 95 hours worth of video! I highly recommend browsing through the series. Most of the videos are from Jays performances. Full …

Zak McAllister Interview

Zak McAllister is certainly one of the brightest stars in the juggling community at the moment. At the 2019 IJA Festival, he won the Individuals Stage Championships, the Teams Stage Championships (with Delaney Bayles), the People’s Choice Award, Numbers Ring Passing (with Delaney Bayles), X-Juggling 4-5 Balls, X-Juggling 4-5 Rings, one of the Game Show Night competitions, and Huggling (with …

Félicien Trewey – Juggler and Man of Many Talents

  Félicien Trewey was born Félicien-François Trevey on May 23,  1848. He was a French variety artist who worked as a juggler, magician, mime, tightrope walker, musician, comedian, balancing artist, chapeaugraphist, and shadowgraphist. Trewey was also an amazing card thrower, a lightning sketch artist, and could write backwards and upside down. Trewey’s father was a machinist and wanted his son …

The Villams

The Villams were a juggling troupe formed at the Hungarian State Circus School in Budapest. They graduated in 1956 after five years of training. The act consisted of Janos Csikasz, his wife, Ilona, her brother, Erwin Steiner, Laszlo Barkoci, and Jeno Kovacs. The team performed various acrobatics while expertly passing clubs and were most famous for their three person high …

Albert Petrovsky

11 Rings. (Haz clic aquí para español.) Albert Petrovsky was an extraordinary juggler, pioneer in many tricks, who held a world record that by the time of the 60s seemed impossible to imagine. Alik, as his friends called him, was a complete artist, who mastered rings and clubs with an enviable and inspiring technique. Many knew who he was, but …