Javier, the Incredible Aragonese Tightrope Walker

(Haz clic aquí para español.) Javier Javier has eight decades of experience in the empirical circus. His specialty is balancing himself on the rope while balancing objects on his face. In his native municipality, Alfajarín, with 2,339 inhabitants, he was almost a celebrity. But, in the world, he became famous a few years ago, when he participated in a renowned …

Interview with Anderson Pereira Da Silva

(Haz clic aquí para español.) “Being a great artist and person is the secret.” –Anderson Pereira Da Silva. Anderson is considered the best juggler in Brazil. And it is not for nothing; he has performed such difficult tricks that only a few people in the world have managed to do them. For example: 7 clubs backcrosses, 5 clubs Alberts, etc. …

Nikolai Olkhovikov – Equestrian Juggler

(日本語はこちら) Russia and the Soviet Union produced many incredible jugglers over the past one hundred years. The most celebrated horseback (equestrian) juggler from Russia was Nikolai Olkhovikov (1922 – 1987). He was born into a circus family, with his parents and grandfather being established performers in several genres, especially those involving horses. Nikolai made his debut in the circus at …

Alexander Kiss – An Era of Juggling

(Haz clic aquí para español.) The Soviet juggler Alexander Kiss marked a before and after in the history of juggling. His tricks and his artistic career, incredible wherever you look at it, made him the winner of the Rastelli trophy, which cataloged him as the best juggler on the planet. His popularity reached all corners of the juggling world. In …

The Adventures of a Juggling Mother

(Haz clic aquí para español.) “Thanks to life, thanks to the circus.” Paola Ripe. The study, analysis and questioning of the plastic arts led Paola to express her feelings with other artistic disciplines: the circus. It turns out that, for Paola, the business and the subjectivity of art are two reasons why many artistic currents are on the decline. She …

Victor Bortar – Juggler of the Patriotic War of the Soviet People

(Haz clic aquí para español.) Historical data estimates that the Soviet republics lost around 27 million people after the start of the German invasion in 1941, which ended four years later. To defend their peoples, the State recruited all the people who could serve, in any way, in the armed forces. After the Bolshevik revolution of 1919, the circus was …

The Juggler Who Wakes Up with His Left Foot

(Haz clic aquí para español.) André, somehow, is aware that if the work accident in which he was involved had not taken his leg, juggling for him would continue to be a discipline unknown to circuses. The tragedy occurred in 2004, when André was working as a railway worker for a train company in Brazil. His right leg was caught …