Big Apple Circus, 2013- Luminocity

The Big Apple Circus is back again. Every year it’s pretty much completely different in terms of acts and themes. This year’s theme, “Luminocity,” puts you in the hustle and bustle of Times Square, New York, and the performers are just plain folks walking down the street under the bright lights and noise, each looking for an excuse to break …

Life is Looking Up for Mark Angelo!

On September 11, 2012 Mark Angelo Peachock became a Guiness World Record holder by spit juggling two ping pong balls 212 consecutive times breaking the previous record of 186. That along with a recent appearance on the David Letterman Show plus a busy performance schedule means that life is looking up for this juggler. Mark is also a three time …

10 Questions With Delaney Bayles

     When I walked into the gym at the IJA Festival this past July, my twin brother ran up to me and immediately said, “You’ve got to come see the stuff that this teenaged girl is doing.  She’s amazing!” He was referring to Delaney Bayles. While I didn’t get a chance to see Delaney juggle very much during the week …

The Pastels: Amateurs Triumphant

The four guys who won the Teams Competition at the 2013 IJA festival are not really jugglers. That seems a harsh thing to say about a team, the Pastels, dressed in pastels, who blew away the audience with an intricate, energetic club passing routine covering all of the stage and including complex four-person patterns and some acrobatics, passing from atop …

Kyle Driggs, Individuals Champion: from Local Philly Phenom to the International Stage

The winning act in the 2013 IJA Individuals Championships looked foreign: New Age music; ethereal, plain background; slow, perfect choreography, and for props, only rings and an umbrella. But the winner was 22-year-old Philadelphia local boy Kyle Driggs, a product of the juggling hotbed that the City of Brotherly Love and the Philly Fest have become. But the foreign exoticism …

Circus Pages 2013 Show Review

Florida-based touring circus show Circus Pages returned to the Lenawee County Fairgrounds in Adrian, MI for two shows on June 5th, 2013. Now in its 23 annual touring season, Circus Pages brought back many of its usual acts along with a few new ones. Like the previous year, this year it was also held outside on the fairgrounds has opposed …

IJA CHAMPIONSHIPS FINALISTS ANNOUNCED!

Wednesday, July 17and Thursday, July 18 you will see the best of the Juniors, Teams and Individuals Championships competitors take the stage at the IJA Fest in Bowling Green, Ohio! Twenty-five individuals and teams vied for a chance to compete at the IJA Festival this summer. Potential competitors from seven different countries entered preliminaries! Here are the finalists for 2013… …

Interview with Junming Lin

About a year and a half ago, someone sent me a youtube link of a juggler. This is an almost daily occurrence for me, as it may be for many of you reading this. However, the technical ability displayed in just the two runs shown on the video were definitely world class. The juggler was Junming Lin and the two …

Eric Walter – Joggling His Way into the Record Books

It’s not every day you get a phone call telling you that someone is going to be attempting to break a couple of Guinness World Records in your small hometown in just a matter of hours. Situations like this are especially of interest when the records being attempted are that of an obscure sport that few people are aware of, …