Old Malabar – The Donkey Balancing Juggler

Old Malabar (Photo courtesy of Lukas Reichenbach) The juggler known as Old Malabar was born Patrick Feeney in Sligo, Ireland  on February 20, 1800. He was the son of a poor farmer. A weak student in school, he longed to travel to see the world beyond the farm. His brothers gave him thirty shillings to start his journey and Patrick …

Eric Longequel, juggling & diabolo – ep15 Juggle Jabber

Eric Longequel from France is a performer with compagie EaEo and Defracto. His original movement based juggling and funny diabolo character has gotten him to Cirque de Demain twice and 6 times into the jugglers top40! We talk about the influential people in Eric’s life and the difference between juggling and character on stage. Presented by eJuggle Support this channel …

Pemani

Pemani (1925 – 2011) was born Peter Mark Nielsen in Aarhus, Denmark. As a boy, Peter worked as a zookeeper at the Aarhus Zoo. One day the manager of the zoo, a former circus performer, challenged Peter to learn to stand and balance on top of a large ball that had been used in a sea lion act, promising to …

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Interview With Erik Åberg – Juggler, Historian, and Inventor

Erik Åberg is a Swedish juggler, juggling historian, and inventor who is known for a wide variety of accomplishments both within the juggling community and outside of it. He is one of modern juggling’s most respected thinkers, researchers, and inventors, as well as being an in-demand performer. Let’s learn more about Erik and his diverse body of work. Can you please …

Nino Frediani Obituary

The juggling world has lost one of its most famous and well-liked members, Nino Frediani. Coming from an Italian circus family that traces its origins back to 1650, Nino was born in a dressing room of a Portuguese circus in 1940 in Libson. His mother and father were performing in the ring when she felt her first labor pains. Nino …

Morris Cronin – Early Juggling Innovator

Morris Cronin is a juggler who is mostly forgotten by history. However, his contributions and innovations still resonate in the art form today. Morris Cronin was an American juggler of Irish descent, born in Hopkinton, Massachusetts. He was considered by most of his peers to be the greatest solo club juggler of the late 1800s. Vaudeville juggler and juggling historian, …