IJA 2018 Fest Review

The 71st Annual IJA Festival convened at the Mass Mutual Center and nearby Symphony Hall in Springfield, Massachusetts July 16-22, 2018. Jugglers enjoyed the environs of this Art Deco city on a river in the Boston area. Special Guests included Michael Moschen, Wes Peden and Florence Huet. Moschen returned to his hometown for the event. Many other guest performers attended …

Kati Ylä-Hokkala, Gandini Juggling – ep14 Juggle Jabber

Kati Yla Hokkala is the cofounder of Gandini Juggling, perhaps the world’s most successful juggling company. We talk about how she started out, her background in rhythmic gymnastics, creating shows, passing, and much more. Support this production by becoming a member of the IJA or join our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/ijajugglers Created by Daniel Simu – http://danielsimu.com You can find the podcast …

Billy Tirko and the Juggling Props of Edward Van Wyck

Billy Tirko (1906-1998) was an American juggler who performed from the 1920s until the 1960s. He specialized in club juggling, combination tricks, and ball and mouth stick work. Dick Franco wrote a long biography about Billy that was published in the Winter 2009 issue of JUGGLE Magazine, so I won’t repeat what was written in that excellent piece. Instead, I …

IJA Tricks of the Month by Cheng Yung Tsang of Taiwan | Diabolo

This Tricks of the Month video features the IRC East Asia 2018 Gold Medalist, Cheng Yung Tsang. Meet Tsang: “My name is Cheng Yung Tsang. I come from Taiwan. I have been practicing Diabolo for ten years. I like to play diabolo because it is interesting and makes me feel a sense of accomplishment. This video has some new ideas …

The Oldest Known Films of Juggling 1895-1925

As a juggling historian, I’m always on the lookout for very old films of juggling. Many films of juggling greats have been lost to time, including those of Cinquevalli and Morris Cronin. However, we do have some very old juggling films. Here are the oldest that I’m aware of that are online and two that are being placed online for …

IJA Tricks of the Month by Jessica Savalla from Brazil | Juggling

My name is Jessica Savalla and I am from Brazil. I decided to record this video because it was an opportunity that was very important for me to show some of my favourite juggling tricks. And the Ed Sheeran’s song reminds me of my new friend Gabriel, a special thanks to him for helping me with the video. Instagram: @jugglerjess …

Unexpected Photos of Famous Jugglers

As I look through the 13,000 photos in the archives of the Museum of Juggling History, I occasionally come across photos of famous jugglers doing tricks or using props that are unexpected. Imagine coming across a photo of Enrico Rastelli doing diabolo or Anthony Gatto swinging poi. Well, below are examples that I’ve found that seem equally incongruous. I hope …

IJA Tricks of the Month by Matt Hall from USA

Matt Hall is from Mountain View, CA, and he has been juggling for 20 years. He started juggling late at 27, and is now 48, but his best juggling is definitely ahead of him, and that is very exciting. He loves juggling for its endless, always-just-out-of-reach vistas as well as for the people of the juggling community, who are almost …