Félicien Trewey – Juggler and Man of Many Talents

  Félicien Trewey was born Félicien-François Trevey on May 23,  1848. He was a French variety artist who worked as a juggler, magician, mime, tightrope walker, musician, comedian, balancing artist, chapeaugraphist, and shadowgraphist. Trewey was also an amazing card thrower, a lightning sketch artist, and could write backwards and upside down. Trewey’s father was a machinist and wanted his son …

“My Jugglife” by Joey Jordan

The Juggler by Joey Jordan As objects stream across a sky of color and illusion And more of them are sent to fly to heighten the confusion Silent other inanimate objects stand Waiting in utter peace for their master To spin upon his careless hand and blur as they glide faster At war against no enemy To dance into a …

Toss Juggling While Jumping Rope

Many jugglers jump a rope while bouncing a ball on their head. This has been a standard trick for a long time. Probably the best juggler at this skill at the present time is Paul Ponce, who includes variations such as shoulder bounces and cross armed rope work. You can see examples of these near the beginning of the following …

IJA Tricks of the Month by Louis Cason from South Africa / Juggling Clubs

Louis Cason is from Cape Town, South Africa. He has been juggling for 20+ years and performs regularly across the continent. His tricks of the month video was filmed around Cape Town. The aim was to showcase new club tricks and the beauty of the city. The video is a series of mini episodes that tells the story of Louis’ …

The Origins and History of Cigar Box Juggling

I have written about the origins of many types of juggling and continue to do research on various juggling genres. Several of my recent subjects have crossed paths regarding early cigar box juggling and similar skills, so I thought I would collect some of these findings and do some further research about juggling with cigar boxes. So, let’s take a …

The Villams

The Villams were a juggling troupe formed at the Hungarian State Circus School in Budapest. They graduated in 1956 after five years of training. The act consisted of Janos Csikasz, his wife, Ilona, her brother, Erwin Steiner, Laszlo Barkoci, and Jeno Kovacs. The team performed various acrobatics while expertly passing clubs and were most famous for their three person high …

The Whip Balance Trick

As I read old juggling books and look at early juggling catalogs, there are tricks that show up time and time again. One genre of these tricks involve balancing a stiff whip, which always has either a spinning plate or a lamp at the upright handle end. The cracking end of the whip is always bent and is balanced either …

Albert Petrovsky

11 Rings. (Haz clic aquí para español.) Albert Petrovsky was an extraordinary juggler, pioneer in many tricks, who held a world record that by the time of the 60s seemed impossible to imagine. Alik, as his friends called him, was a complete artist, who mastered rings and clubs with an enviable and inspiring technique. Many knew who he was, but …