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3 Ball Gurus: Part 1 – Andrew Olson

Some jugglers are known for being jacks of all trades. They try to learn to be somewhat proficient at a very wide array juggling skills. Others concentrate on one or two props and rarely if ever mess around with anything else. A few make it their goal to concentrate on one very specific type and number of prop and expand …

The Haavard Documentary

Haavard Hvidsten is a juggler’s juggler, holding multiple world records and highly regarded for his amazing technique and monster tricks. He’s been in the top five jugglers in the annual top 40 voting every year since 2012. But who is Haavard Hvidsten? In this documentary, Haavard’s good friend Lewis Kennedy brings us a view of Haavard the person, juxtaposing video …

Toscanelli

Toscanelli was born Heinrich Goldschmidt in Wurzburg, Lowever Franconia in Germany’s Bavaria region on July 19, 1914. He was the son of Josef Goldschmidt (from Wurzburg) and Hannchen nee Froehlich (from Unteraltertheim, Lower Franconia) and his siblings wer Leopold, Max, Recha, Moses, Lotte, Bernhard and Emanuel. His grandparents, Isaak Leopold and Karoline nee Stern owned the only Jewish hotel in …

Maritza Alegría

(Haz clic aquí para español.) Maritza Hernández Alegría is a juggler from México. She is the niece of the renowned juggler Octavio Alegría. She was born on July 27, 1988 and studied high school in the circus where she worked with her parents. This was possible thanks to the Mexican government for assigning teachers to young people who work in …

Paul Conchas – German Strongman Juggler

The art form of heavyweight juggling didn’t reach its heyday until Paul Conchas began his career in 1895. Conchas, a German who was born Paul Huett around 1875, was a master performer and promoter. He was known as “the Military Hercules,” wearing an elite Prussian Household Guard uniform, complete with eagle-crowned helmet. For much of his career, he was assisted by …

Harry Barrett – The Inventor of Boomerang Hat Juggling

The art of juggling with boomerang hats, also known as flying hats, has been popular for over a hundred years. One of the best boomerang hat jugglers is Argentinian superstar Paul Ponce. You can see his work with them below. The art of juggling straw hats by throwing them out over the audience was invented by American juggler Harry “Pop” …