Rudy Horn Obituary

The following obituary uses content from two previous IJA publications (a 1964 IJA Newsletter article by Bob Brock and a 1987 Juggler’s World Magazine article by Sandy Brown) as well as new content by author David Cain. ******** The juggling community has lost one of its brightest stars and biggest icons. Rudy Horn passed away on October 12th, 2018 at …

World Juggling Day 2018 Recap Video

World Juggling Day 2018

World Juggling Day 2018 was held on June 16th and was an epic success! This year was one of the biggest WJD celebrations yet, with thousands of people celebrating in over 65 countries! Tons of video poured into our inbox throughout the weekend and with the help of Wyatt Davis we’ve edited the footage into the World Juggling Day 2018 …

IJA Tricks of the Month by Mariia Martin from Ukraine

Hi Jugglers ! My name is Mariia Martin and I am from the Ukraine. I started to juggle when I was 7, so it’s been 15 years now. My favorite props are balls. I juggle for myself and I also teach my students how to juggle. I perform juggling at juggling conventions, in the circus, theaters and different kinds of …

The Great Feud of the Strongman Juggling Stars

Paul Conchas Paul Conchas and Paul Spadoni were both famed German strongman jugglers. Since Karl Heinz-Ziethen has written a great deal about these two powerhouse jugglers in his recent book, Juggling, The Past and Future, I won’t repeat their biographies here. Instead, I want to share with you the story of a feud that occurred between the two when they …

Art and the Value of “Why”

by Eric Jackson We are, all of us, artists. In making things, as simple as an outfit or as complex as a music composition, we are engaging in the creation of art. It may be easy to reject or dismiss the idea that you’re an artist but whether you recognize it yet or not, you are. At the core of …

Vaudeville Era Tambourine Spinners and Banjo-Playing Jugglers

Previously, I’ve written about performers who combined juggling and playing musical instruments. I also wrote an entire article about the famed banjo juggler Franco Piper, whom you can read about by clicking here. In this article, I’d like to examine some other banjo playing jugglers and some jugglers who specialized in the rare genre of tambourine spinning! Franco Piper The …

IJA Tricks of the Month by Kelly Cal of Mexico | Clubs

Hello I am Jaqueline Calixto Paz (Kelly Cal). I am from Mexico City. This is my first video of juggling and I hope you like it. It was recorded in the Cerro del Apjoco, where I live. I have been juggling for 4 years and I thank all those who have crossed my way as they have inspired my style …

Newly Discovered Ollie Young Photos and Information

Three years ago I wrote an article on innovative juggler Ollie Young. Ollie (1875 – 1946) was from Columbus, Ohio (USA) and is remembered for a few notable reasons. First of all, he is credited as the inventor of kick ups with clubs and was one of the finest club jugglers prior to the twentieth century. He was the first juggler …