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 …

Interview with Angel Alvarado (Rubik’s Cube Juggler)

(Haz clic aquí para español.) Angel achieved world recognition after breaking the world record for solving three Rubik’s cubes while juggling. The challenge is one of the most difficult there is, so much so that few people have done it, among them, only two have been able to do it under five minutes. It’s incredible! “It’s not a gift,” Angel …

Joe Cook – One of the Most Successful of the Vaudeville Scene

(Haz clic aquí para español.) Only next to jugglers like W.C. Fields and Fred Allen can the name of Joe Cook stand. His scattered talent in different disciplines led him to become one of the highest paid artists and one of the most recognized in the United States in the 20th century. Cook could do, among other things: sing, dance, …

The Girard Family

(Haz clic aquí para español.) (日本語はこちら) History has many things to tell us, but also much to hide from us. On many occasions, researching a juggler, or a group is so difficult that only a couple of names can be found. Sometimes artists leave no trace; it seems that they did not want their lives to be known in this …

The Almiros

(Haz clic aquí para español.) The Almiro. Photos: variety arts enterprises. The group of jugglers and acrobats, The Almiros, consisted of Albert and Mina Sahlström. The name of the duo changed several times during their 40-year artistic career. In lateryears, they added a new member, so they called themselves The Almiro Trio. Albert Sahlström was born in Denmark on May …

Sky King Obituary

The juggling community and IJA family has lost one of its most loved members. Gail Sky King, known as Sky King to most of us, passed away on May 16th, 2022. She was a cherished and long-time member of the IJA, a very successful composer, and friend to many. She was born in Queens, NY in 1956, but lived in …

One of the Strangest Shows in the History of Juggling

(Haz clic aquí para español.) Martin Laurello was known as “The man with the rotating head” or “The owl man,” because he could turn his head 180 degrees: his nose was aligned with his spine. That peculiarity brought him contracts with different circus companies. Let’s see a little about his history. Martin Emmerling was born in Nuremberg, Germany, on May …

The Tossing Testros

(Haz clic aquí para español.) The juggling pair The Tossing Testros had one of the best shows of the first decade of the 20th century in Australia, and one of its members was considered “the best Australian juggler ever produced.” This was stated by the Truth newspaper, in its edition of Saturday, March 25, 1916. The Tossing Testros was a …