eJuggle: Profiles

Interview with Aleksandra Sobolieva

Aleksandra Sobolieva is a solo juggler from Ukraine. Her act is magnificent, amazing, technical, and one of the best hula hoop shows I’ve ever seen. She performs tricks like “The Helicopter” (consists of rotating a ring in the foot, another ring in the leg, balancing with hula hoop, and juggling with 5 hula hoops – a trick very few people …

Claude Shannon: Mathematician, Engineer, Genius…and Juggler?

By Rob Goodman and Jimmy Soni, co-authors A MIND AT PLAY: How Claude Shannon Invented the Information Age  “Do you mind if I hang you upside down by your legs?” From any other professor, this question might have elicited concern. But from Claude Shannon, it was par for the course. Shannon had in mind an elaborate experiment: combining two forms …

Videos from the Vault # 6 – Toni Wells

Toni Wells is not a name that’s familiar to most jugglers, even those who are well acquainted with history. His real name was Toni Storzenbach and he was born in Germany in 1932. He began working as a juggler at the age of 14 and found success quickly. He changed his stage name to Toni Wells in 1954, but I’ve …

Lew and Billie Lou Henderson

Lew Henderson began his career in theater as an acrobat and juggler in silent movie houses and at street fairs before 1910. Lew Henderson was a professional artist for about 60 years. He was born in Council Bluffs, Iowa, in 1891 and was taken to the Trans- Mississippi Exposition in Omaha, Nebraska, at age seven. He then decided that entertainment …

Davide Cattaneo, Play juggling props – Ep09 Juggle Jabber

Davide Cattaneo from Play Juggling is the manager and designer at the prop manifacturing company in Italy. We talk about ball and club design, creating tools for schools and professionals, and about happy accidents. Created by Daniel Simu – danielsimu.com You can find the podcast audio at eJuggle or on iTunes Find Play online: playjuggling.com facebook.com/playjuggling Like JJ on facebook …

Getting to Know Bob and Trish Evans

Of the many unique juggling couples in our community, Bob and Trish Evans are one of the most interesting!  Their home life, careers outside of juggling, approach to fitness as a primary component of their juggling, and entertaining videos make them a favorite of many jugglers, though others in the juggling world may not be familiar with them. Both Bob …

The Great Knetzger

I’ve found that I am spurred to do historical research on jugglers primarily out of curiosity.  When I see something that is interesting about a long ago juggler that I have never heard of, I want to learn more.  This was the case with I saw the following poster available on an online auction. I didn’t recall ever hearing about …