Odd Origins of Genres of Juggling

There are several types of juggling that were discovered by accident or have an origin that is particularly strange. Let’s look at four examples of juggling genres with such beginnings. Mouth Juggling Juggling table tennis balls with the mouth is a fairly well-known form of juggling. This skill of mouth juggling has actually been invented twice. The skill was originally …

IJA Tricks of the Month by Ricardo Fallas from Costa Rica / Diabolo

My name is Ricardo Fallas. I live in Costa Rica and I’m 27 years old. Here you can find some tricks I’ve been working on in recent days. First that all, I want to thank my family and friends who has inspired me day by day to practice this discipline. Now diabolo is an important part of my life. Also …

Gumball by Wes Peden

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Gumball is 60 minutes of Wes pushing his dyslexic brain and donut filled body to the max to do tricks that will still be cool when Kanye is president. Many have said that the video looks like what would happen if a trapezoid and a hover board had a baby and read it bedtime stories about siteswap.

2 years in the making
60 minutes of juggling
Includes audio commentary track
609 tricks
407 hours of trick creation
209 hours of filming
344 hours of editing
3 sunburns
287 dollars of uber rides
1 cactus


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Manuel Alvarez: A Photo and Video Collection

Manuel Alvarez was born in Seville, Spain in 1955 into a long time circus family. In 1980, he debuted an act that includes amazing kick ups with 3 and 4 clubs, 5 and 7 rings, up to 4 boomerangs, up to 4 ping pong balls with the mouth, and up to 7 boomerang plates, which he was the first to …

IJA Tricks of the Month by Haavard Hvidsten from Norway

Hi I’m from Stavanger, Norway. I’ve been juggling for about 20 years now. Time flies! This video was filmed on a rooftop in the Shinjuku district of Tokyo. We were supposed to film more tricks, but unfortunately, an elderly Japanese man kicked us off the rooftop! Music: First song I can’t remember the name of. Second song is the ending …

Harry Lind – Legendary Prop Maker

Harry Lind was born in Jamestown, NY (USA) in 1879. He started his juggling career in 1900 and retired in 1919. A future article will examine his performing career. Edward Van Wyck, the first maker of juggling clubs, sold Harry some of his woodworking equipment upon Lind’s retirement and Lind went into production making what would be the world’s finest …

Dream Tricks Challenge # 6

I’m well-aware that the results of Dream Tricks Challenge # 5 haven’t been published yet. I’m still wanting to give jugglers more time to try those, so click here to check them out if you haven’t. In the meantime, Here are some more tricks to try out. Perhaps if we get enough responses, we’ll publish the results of 5 and …

Sean Gandini in “Akhnaten” at the Metropolitan Opera

“Akhnaten” is a modern Opera composed by Philip Glass. It is being performed at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York City now through December 7. The director is Phelim McDermott of Manchester, England. He directed many innovative award-winning operas and plays and founded the theater company, “Improbable.” “Akhnaten” is his seventh opera and it won the 2017 Olivier award …