Paul Spadoni – Strongman Juggler

Paul Spadoni was born Paul Krause in Berlin, Germany on October 3, 1870. He was the son of a restaurant owner. He learned to juggle at the age of 12 and often tossed around items from his father’s restaurant. He made his debut as a performing juggler at the age of 14, performing at a classmate’s birthday party. In addition …

Sorin Munteanu – A Video and Photo Retrospect

Sorin Munteanu was one of the greatest jugglers of which you may have never heard. Hailing from Romania, he was a 7th generation circus artist. He grew up watching his family perform as jugglers and learned the art early on. He remained part of the family act for many years before striking out on his own in 1979. Sorin and …

The Mongadors

The Mongadors were a juggling troupe with a long circus pedigree. Pierre Chambeyron was a well-known 19th century French circus manager and equestrian artist. He married a high-wire artist, Mathilde, and the couple toured with the Circus Clark. Their children, Jeanne, Gaston, and Georges, formed an acrobatic dance act called the Trio de la Rambla.  Georges was a talented juggler …

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EJC Mini Interviews

The European Juggling Convention (EJC) is the largest juggling convention in the world and this year’s event will take place in Newark, Great Britain from August 3-11, 2019. Come join us for 9 days of juggling utopia in the British countryside. Ticket prices go up June 1, so pre-register today! There are many other options including day tickets and youth …

The Cabooter Family – Part 2 (Jean Claude)

In Part 1 of this two part series, we looked at the Cabooter Brothers, better know in the juggling world as Rudy Bolly and Alain Diagora. In this article, we will examine Rudy’s son, Jean Claude, who became even more famous than his father and uncle. Jean Claude Jean Claude Cabooter is one of the greatest foot jugglers of all …

The Cabooter Family – Part 1 (Rudy Bolly and Alain Diagora)

If you ask even the biggest fans of juggling history to tell you about the Cabooter Family of jugglers, they will probably stare blankly back at you. That’s because all of the well-known members of the family have used stage names in their work. Let’s take a look at the first of these. Rudy Bolly Rudy Bolly was the stage …