The Incredible Lydia and Leonid Ignatov

(Haz clic aquí para español.) From the beginning, the famous juggler and acrobatic duo defied the limits of the possible within the circus arena. With highly complex tricks they managed to transcend history as one of the best Russian juggling shows. Lydia and Leonid’s connection can be detected as soon as they step onto the stage. To introduce the public …

Alberto Hernández Obituary

(Haz clic aquí para español.) Alberto Hernandez. Photo: Claqué Audiovisuales. I met Beto at the comics, cosplay, books, sports and circus event (SOFA), within the framework of the Colombian Circus Convention, held in Bogotá, in mid-October 2018. He came as a guest directly from Mexico, together with Chema Solamente and Jorge Vilchis, all members of the Conejo Lunar group, to …

Crossings on One Wheel: Around the World on a Unicycle

(Haz clic aquí para español.) “I want to see the world and, in my mind, the best way to do that is from the saddle of a unicycle!” – Ed Pratt Edward Pratt had the idea to transcend since 2012, when his friend Daisy introduced him to the unicycle. He was 17 years old and learning to juggle, and the thought of a circus …

Charles Hera – Gentleman Juggler

Charles Hera was born in Germany in 1881 and became a celebrated gentleman juggler popular right after the turn of the century. While not much is known about his background or personal life, his tricks and creations were influential in the juggling world. His most famous creation was the candelabra trick, where he flipped seven candles out of a seven-pronged …

Crossings on One Wheel: Unicycle Deliveries

(Haz clic aquí para español.) A couple of kilometers is the longest distance Carlos has had to travel when delivering an order. In the middle of trails, paths with sharp stones, puddles, mud and steep roads, it does not occur to him to imagine an accident. His self-confidence is stronger than the well-intentioned and intimidating advice of people who watch …

Jugglers of the World: Armand Ouendlamita of Burkina Faso

Jugglers of the World

(Cliquez ici pour lire en français) “The first time I saw circus arts I knew it was what I wanted to dedicate my life to.” – Armand Ouendlamita The Beginnings Born in 1992 in the small town of Koudougou, Burkina Faso, Africa, Armand Rodrigue Ouendlamita has grown to be one of the finest circus artists of Western Africa, with a …

Interview with Sebastián Arcila

(Haz clic aquí para español.) Sebastián Arcila Madrid was born in Envigado, Colombia. At 24 he is one of the best jugglers in a country where juggling is still taboo. He started in this discipline eight years ago, when in his region there were, maximum, twenty jugglers scattered throughout the municipalities of Itagüí, Envigado, La Estrella, Sabaneta, and the city …