Avner The Eccentric on the “Drop Everything” podcast with host Dan Holzman

“Drop Everything” podcast # 11 Hosted by Dan Holzman. Avner The Eccentric tells stories from his amazing life and career. From sharing the Broadway stage with The Flying Karamazov Brothers to starring in the hit movie “Jewel of The Nile,” this New Vaudeville legend has done it all. Also on itunes: https://itunes.apple.com/il/podcast/ejuggle/id1063204159

Interview with Bobby Jule

Bobby Jule was born Joe Pegnato in 1924 in New Castle, Pennsylvania (USA). He is now a spry and active 90 year old who looks closer to 70. He was one of the breakout juggling stars from the USA in the 1940s and enjoyed a forty year performing career. A trick that he invented in 1943, the gag of tossing …

Obituary: Edoardo Raspini

The juggling community has lost one of its living legends, Edoardo Raspini, who passed away on January 11th, 2015, just shy of his 87th birthday. Edoardo Raspini was born January 19th, 1928 to a circus family from the Tuscan area of Italy. His family was best known for their act on freestanding ladders, although his father, Oreste, and mother, Tamara, …

John McPeak: A Serendipitous Adventure

Several months ago, writer / historian David Cain approached John McPeak about being interviewed for eJuggle. David sent John around a dozen questions. These questions framed the autobiographical narrative that John responded with. David also digitized a video of one of John’s television appearances for this article. Photos are courtesy of David Cain and John McPeak. John McPeak is a …

Francoise Rochais on the “Drop Everything” podcast with host Dan Holzman

Drop everything podcast #10 Hosted by Dan Holzman. The amazing French juggler Francoise Rochais shares stories about her amazing juggling career. Her start at age 5, what it’s like to train in Chinese and Russian circus schools, her juggling journal, and much much more. Also on itunes: https://itunes.apple.com/il/podcast/ejuggle/id1063204159

Cirque Ziva Chinese Acrobats Review

The Golden Dragon Acrobats from Cangzhou, China, present Cirque Ziva. New Victory Theater, Times Square, New York. Til January 4th (many sold out shows, new shows may be added). I’ve seen many troops of Chinese Acrobats over the years in New York, Jerusalem, Orlando, etc. They never cease to astound me and this troop is no different. And there is …

Kevin Axtell on the “Drop Everything” podcast with host Dan Holzman

“Drop Everything” Podcast #9 with host Dan Holzman. My conversation with artistic movement juggler, ex IJA board member, and Firewalk leader Kevin Axtell. Topics include The evolution of club juggling, the spinning community and Kevin’s life and career. Also on itunes: https://itunes.apple.com/il/podcast/ejuggle/id1063204159

“360 Allstars” show review

“360 Allstars” at the New Victory Theater, 42nd street and Broadway, NY.   My overall impression of this show is, simply put (once it gets going after a protracted introduction) one amazing trick after another until the end. Sometimes several awesome tricks going on at once. You don’t know where to look. At the New Victory Theater (where we saw …

Big Apple Circus – Metamorphosis

The Big Apple Circus runs from now until January 11th in Lincoln Center, in Manhattan’s Upper West Side. The show is two hours long including intermission. On Wednesdays there is a two for one ticket deal and no intermission (75 minutes). Perennial Ringmaster John Kennedy Kane keeps the show moving along with little negative space between acts and almost no …