Videos and Photos of Alberto Sforzi

Imagine taking elements of the greatest juggling tricks of all time performed by other jugglers, and combining them together into one act. This is the legacy of Alberto Sforzi. He was born in 1942 in Italy to a circus family. Alberto Sforzi trained six hours per day throughout his career. This allowed him to develop one of the most technically …

The Man Chased by the Wheels

(Haz clic aquí para español.) Erick González wakes up every day at 8:00 am to prepare his daughter and take her to her grandparents’ house so that they can take care of her, while he and his wife go to work. His workday, juggling at traffic lights, is three hours a day, since his body, after suffering a serious accident, …

Juggling Kids – Part III

(Haz clic aquí para español.) In the third part of this series, we will read the stories of two jugglers of the new generation who, due to their amazing feats at a relatively young age, have attracted the attention of more experienced artists who have shared their videos on different digital platforms. You can read the first part of the …

Elvira Madigan, Juggler and Equilibrist

(Haz clic aquí para español.) Her real name was Hedvig Antoinette Isabella Eleonore Jensen. She was born on December 4, 1867, in the parish of Sankt Maria in Flensburg, of the former Kingdom of Prussia. Her mother, Laura Madigan (her birth name Eleonora Cecilie Christine Marie Olsen) and her father Frederik Peter Jensen, were circus performers, so they taught Elvira …

D’Alvini – Juggler and Magician

D’Alvini (1847-1891) was born William Peppercorn in England. He was a famous magician and juggler. He was the cousin of celebrated clown Governelli, who also took on an Italian sounding name to seem more mysterious. D’Alvini traveled to Japan at one point, where he learned many skills and even began passing himself as Japanese. Before launching his solo career, he …

Marko – the Juggling Chimpanzee

Marko and the Henderson family. (Haz clic aquí para español.) In 2019 I wrote an article about the amazing juggling tricks performed by apes (you can read it here). This time, I will write about a little-known primate, but his extraordinary abilities would possibly make him the best circus performer of his species. Marko was the chimpanzee of the artist, …

Interview with Carlos Muñoz “Sombra”

Sombra. Photo: Norbi Whitney (2014). (Haz clic aquí para español.) Carlos Muñoz “Sombra” is one of the best jugglers in South America and a benchmark for the creative style of juggling in the world. He was born in Antofagasta, Atacama Desert, Chile, in 1984. He began his artistic career in early 2000, with the theatrical theories of the Frenchman Jacques …