The Historical Juggling Props museum began when David Cain got his hands on a set of Van Wyck clubs. This re-ignited an old dream of his to build a collection of juggling props with historic value that could be displayed as an exhibit at conventions and festivals.
Since then David has realized his dream by putting together a formidable collection of “innovative and rare clubs,” “vintage mass marketed props,” “world record props,” and collections from classic performers. Some of our favorite items in the collection are the various Van Wyck clubs, the collection of Francis Brunn props, and the club “broken in anger” by Jason Garfield.
This museum is a great treasure for the Juggling Subculture. We appreciate David’s hard work in collecting, cultivating and displaying the props that tell the story of juggling history.
We recently came across this video of Daniel Rosen from one of his many performances on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson. It is a short routine but Daniel does a good job of creating a character and presenting a well put-together presentation of a few classic skills.
Here is another performance of Daniel’s on The Tonight Show from the same era. If you watch closely I think you can see him grab the fire end of his torch! He plays it off pretty well. The audience doesn’t seem to notice at all.
Joe Salter likes to challenge himself. Recently this means joggling a marathon backwards. Before that it was juggling his way through a triathlon. That’s right–running, swimming, and biking while Juggling!
We enjoyed this video of him training for his triathlon. It is fun to see him working through the specific challenges he’ll face in the race like running into the water and switching to swimming and juggling (swuggling? Is this a thing?).
Apparently Joe is also writing a children’s’ book about juggling! We’re excited to see what he comes up with next.