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 …

Interview with Ónodi Bence

(Haz clic aquí para español.) (日本語はこちら) If you’re not a fan of JugglingRecords, the name Ónodi Bence probably wouldn’t have sounded familiar to you until a few days ago when he changed the world of juggling world records. Ónodi broke Ofek Snir’s previously unbeatable world record of five balls. The record, which was in 2h41m27s, now marks a time of …

Juggling Kids – Part IV

(Haz clic aquí para español.) (日本語はこちら) In the fourth part of the Juggling Kids series, I will show you two young people from different cultures, but with great talent blossoming. The objective of these articles is to introduce future jugglers and support them in their artistic careers. If you haven’t read any of the three parts you can see them …

Strongman Jugglers Markus and Valentin Dikul – A Video Compilation

(日本語はこちら) Strongman juggling, also known as power juggling, has roots in the early to mid-1800s, when jugglers such as Medua and Mooty Samme and their student Karl Rappo juggled heavy objects as part of their acts. Juggling superstar Paul Cinquevalli displayed tricks with a cannon ball at the turn of the twentieth century. The genre perhaps reached its pinnacle in …

Gus Raglus

(日本語はこちら) If you’ve heard of the juggler Gus Raglus, I would be very, very surprised. I had barely come across his name in my forty years as a juggler and decade as a juggling historian. Gus Raglus was born Charles Hughes on November 10, 1883 at No. 9 Fox and Grapes Yard, Kirkgate, Leeds, Yorkshire, England, where his parents, John …