Morris Cronin – Early Juggling Innovator

Morris Cronin is a juggler who is mostly forgotten by history. However, his contributions and innovations still resonate in the art form today. Morris Cronin was an American juggler of Irish descent, born in Hopkinton, Massachusetts. He was considered by most of his peers to be the greatest solo club juggler of the late 1800s. Vaudeville juggler and juggling historian, …

IJA Tricks of the Month November by Héctor Gonzalez from México / Juggling

Hello fellow jugglers! My name is Hector Alfonso García González and I have been juggling for six years. I am 22 years old and I am originally from Guadalajara Jalisco. This time I share my video for the IJA Tricks of the Month series where I present an investigation based on a contact for two beats and some variants extended …

British Pathe Juggling Videos (1925-1941) – Part 2

In July 2018, eJuggle published an article featuring 18 videos of juggling dating from 1925 and older. The reaction to that article was very positive. Four of those videos were from the archives of British Pathe, the famed newsreel and documentary company that ran from 1910 to 1970. The British Pathe archives recorded many other juggling acts that are wonderful …

British Pathe Juggling Videos (1925-1941) – Part 1

In July 2018, eJuggle published an article featuring 18 videos of juggling dating from 1925 and older. The reaction to that article was very positive. Four of those videos were from the archives of British Pathe, the famed newsreel and documentary company that ran from 1910 to 1970. The British Pathe archives recorded many other juggling acts that are wonderful …

Juggling in Africa – Part 1

  Rwanda Le Cirque Du Soleil is a social project that teaches the basic techniques of juggling and acrobatics to the children and adolescents of Rwanda. This project works mainly with young people from the village of Kabagendwa, located in the district of Kicukiro, in the city of Kigali. It was created by Mitsinto Viateur. Mitsinto waited several years for …

The Whirligig Balance

Of all the tricks in my Juggling History Show, the Whirligig Balance gets the most consistent positive reaction out of both jugglers and non-jugglers. This is a very old trick, consisting of a spiral or snake-shaped pole that has a plate spinning at the top. The bottom of the pole is balanced on the juggler’s forehead, on a mouthpiece, or …