Old juggler on the streets of Venezuela

(Haz clic aquí para español.) Jose Bestilleiro. Photo: Caraota Digital. Jose Bestilleiro Calviño is an 85-year-old Galician, who for more than 15 years has dedicated his time to entertaining people who transit through Urdaneta Avenue, located by La Candelaria square, in Caracas, Venezuela. His work is recognized with coins, bills, food, clothing, and so on, which people give him in …

Harm van der Laan, Tall Tales – ep16 Juggle Jabber

Harm van der Laan is a Dutch circus artist. We talk about his experience in running the Tall Tales Company, using visual art in a juggling performance and the patterns he likes. Also we discuss his many inspirations, and get some new insights in juggling as it evolved through history… Oh and yes, this video was recorded before the corona …

Erik Van Aro

Erik Van Aro was born Gerd Eric Horst Scholz in Berlin in 1926 into a family of jugglers. He learned to juggle at a young age and also studied violin. Eventually, Erik traveled and performed with his family’s juggling act, the Aro Company. Debuting as a juggler in 1942, he was performing 9 rings by the next year. In 1946, …

Ivan Khromov

(Haz clic aquí para español.) The classic Russian jugglers are characterized by their high technical level, the difficulty of the tricks, the amount of objects thrown in the shows, and for their discipline. Artists like Alexander Kiss, Sergey Ignatov, Evgeni Biljauer, Eduard Abert, and others managed to do some of the most amazing tricks ever seen. The first three jugglers …

Interview with Maximilian Kuschmierz

  (Haz clic aquí para español.) Maximilian Kuschmierz is a sports juggler born in Germany. He is known for doing really difficult tricks with balls. He was able to finish the 100TricksChallenge, with 5 balls (the challenge is to upload a video to social media doing one trick a day for 100 days). He also has several world records, such …

Interview with Irina Sorokolietova

  (Haz clic aquí para español.)   Irina Sorokolietova is a juggler from the Ukraine. Her show of gentleman juggler in fusion with a contemporary style, amazed the circus community in general. In turn, with an acrobatic act together with Sergey Koblikov, she was able to perform at circus festivals such as Festival Mondial Du Cirque Du Demain and other …

Cotton McAloon Obituary

The juggling world has lost one of it’s most colorful characters. Cotton McAloon passed away on April 10th, 2020 in Berlin, Germany. He was born November 6, 1965 in California (USA) to a mathematician father and artist mother. The family moved to France when Cotton was young. He spoke five European languages and was known for his high energy performances, …