Common Juggling Misconceptions – David Cain

Posted: May 20, 2014 by lambentI2e in Information, juggling

There are a myriad of misconceptions regarding the art of juggling. Many are on the part of audience members, who’s lack of understanding and knowledge is laughable, but somewhat understandable. However, many members of our own community fall victim to false beliefs as well. Some are about performing and some are about the history of juggling. It’s these historical misconceptions that I’ll be discussing here.

If you were to ask jugglers to identify the first juggling star, most would probably answer Enrico Rastelli. Rastelli was indeed a superstar entertainer, becoming a sensation first in the world of circus and then on the vaudeville and music hall stages. He even had endorsement deals. His death was international news and his funeral was attended by thousands. His mausoleum is a landmark in the town of Bergamo, Italy, featuring a life-sized statue of him

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