La Real Esa Obituary

(Haz clic aquí para español.) The community of jugglers of South America lost one of its greatest stars: Francy Katherine Suavita Niño, known as “Katty,” or “La Real Esa.” She was born on September 24, 1985, in Bogotá, Colombia. Since she was a child, she became interested in riding a bicycle, learning to play musical instruments, learning juggling, theater, and …

The Bridge Generation: Between Vaudeville and the Internet Age: Jack Kalvan

The latest entry into the Bridge Generation series features Jack Kalvan. I’ve actually “known” Jack for nearly 30 years. Okay, not really. But he was at Carnegie Mellon University when I went and I remember him juggling there at “Gray Matter” in the Student Union. I’ve always joked that when I left after that one (not very memorable) year, I …

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 …