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  • A Message from The Chairman, February 2017

    Mar 13, 2017 No Comments

    One thing we are very thankful for here at the IJA is the generosity of donors. Not only do donations help us keep our operations going, but sometimes anonymous donors opt to fund specific festival items that simply would not be possible otherwise. Last year, anonymous donors iiWii (“It Is Wha...

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  • Roger Montandon Obituary

    Feb 22, 2017 No Comments

    The IJA has lost its last founding member, Roger Montandon, who passed away on January 21, 2017. Even before the IJA was formed, Roger Montandon was the leader in trying to connect jugglers to one another. Starting in 1944, Roger published The Juggler’s Bulletin each month, which had news, discus...

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  • IJA Regional Competition – Middle East 2016 – Full Video (IJA Members)

    Feb 16, 2017 No Comments

    NOTE: This exclusive content is for IJA members only. If you're a member, Log In on the top to read the full article. If you're not a member, read about the benefits of IJA membership in the "Join the IJA" menu at the top of the page and register today! ———̵...

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  • A Message from The Chairman, January 2017

    Feb 03, 2017 No Comments

    We’re always looking for ways to give back to our members.  Sometimes people ask me what the benefits are to being an IJA member.  Currently, we offer IJA members the following benefits: • Access to our members-only video library and exclusive eJuggle content. • A searchable listing on...

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  • The Paramount Theatre – Citizens of Cedar Rapids save their city from The Great Flood of 2016

    Jan 31, 2017 No Comments

    If you read our article last month about the spectacular Paramount Theatre in Cedar Rapids and how it was given a new life after the historic Great Flood of 2008, you already know how much the people of Cedar Rapids love the theater and the superhuman effort they made to restore it after an almost c...

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  • A Message from The Chairman, December 2016

    Jan 03, 2017 No Comments

    Another year has come to a close, and what a year it was for the IJA! Our annual festival took place in El Paso, TX. In addition to phenomenal performances, competitions, and great times, the event also saw the return of The Gauntlet obstacle course, free brunch all week, and the biggest prize money...

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  • 2017 IJA Festival in Cedar Rapids

    Jan 01, 2017 No Comments

    When you arrive in Cedar Rapids, Iowa in July for our historic 70th Annual IJA Festival, you will find a sparkling-clean, mid-sized, friendly, safe and welcoming Midwestern US city. The City of Five Seasons straddles the Cedar River, along the banks of which Cedar Rapids was founded as a trading, me...

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  • A Message from The Chairman, November 2016

    Dec 04, 2016 No Comments

    For nearly every established organization, an ever present challenge is to adapt to emerging trends, technologies and standards. Thankfully, we have an extremely dedicated team of officers that are always working to make the IJA the best it can be. One of our biggest challenges we’ve faced ove...

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  • A Message from The Chairman, October 2016

    Nov 04, 2016 No Comments

    We’ve got a lot of great things going at the IJA with our programs right now. The IRC program continues to take off at a rapid speed. In fact, as I write this, IJA IRC Coordinator Erin Stephens is in Colombia for the Bogotá IRC. This event has one of the highest number of competitor entrants ...

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  • IRC South America 2015 Highlights Video

    Oct 22, 2016 No Comments

    The 2015 IJA Regional Competition – South America, was hosted by La Conve Pie Derecho in Lima, Peru.  The event was part of a three day circus convention held at Lima’s Cultural Ministry in the heart of the city.  Not only was the Cultural Ministry supportive for the event, but the med...

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  • A Message from The Chairman, September 2016

    Oct 02, 2016 No Comments

    It’s easy to get caught up in the anticipation of a festival when so many exciting plans are being put into place. However, occasionally unexpected circumstances arise that make you take a look at the bigger picture. In 2017, our annual festival will take place in Cedar Rapids, IA. This week, ...

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  • IJA Tricks of the Month August 2016 Guatemala by: Miguel Hernandez

    Sep 05, 2016 No Comments

    My name is Miguel Hernández and I’ve been juggling for 10 years. At first, it was just a hobby, but for the past 7 years, since I’ve been travelling, meeting jugglers, and studying circus, my technique changed and I’ve gotten carried away by the research and finding new ways...

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  • A Message from The Chairman, August 2016

    Sep 03, 2016 No Comments

    I just flew back from El Paso, and boy are my arms tired (from all the juggling of course!). Seriously though, what an amazing festival it truly was. So many incredible performances, workshops, events, and memories. It was very gratifying to hear so many people remark about how great all the venues ...

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  • IJA Tricks of the Month August 2016 México

    Aug 31, 2016 No Comments

    One afternoon in June, a bunch of juggling homies hung out in the streets of Guadalajara, México. This was the result. Featuring: Jorge Vilchis, Fernanda Sumano, Erin Stephens, Froylan Iturbe, Tonatihu Rodriguez, La-Pao Aviles and Roch Olivas.

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  • IJA Cascade of Stars, 2016

    Aug 28, 2016 No Comments

    The 2016 IJA Convention Public Show- “Cascade of Stars” was an international mixture of skill and comedy. Artists from Chile, Ukraine, Mexico, Sweden, Finland, Austria, and all across the US of A participated. The comedic hosts, The KamiKaze Fireflies kept the action rolling with their ...

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  • IJA 2016 Fest Review

    Aug 26, 2016 No Comments

    The International Jugglers’ Association lived up to its name at its 69th festival with only one of the six medal winners at the teams and individuals stage championships being from the United States. Japanese Hiroki Kamei of Nagoya, Japan got the individual gold with a spectacular diabolo performa...

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  • IJA FESTIVAL VOLUNTEERS – Who Are Those People Helping Every Year at the IJA Fest?

    Jul 11, 2016 No Comments

    As I prepare to attend yet another IJA Festival / Convention at the end of the month, I think it’s appropriate to think about those wonderful people who make such an event run smoothly.  The IJA Festival is a carefully planned and executed week, much more so than most similar get-togeth...

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  • IJA Tricks of the Month July 2016 México by: Dennis Vertti

    Jul 08, 2016 No Comments

    I started juggling at age 14 and I’ve been practicing constantly for 8 years. Since I was very young I liked juggling very much but there wasn’t anyone that could teach me. I learned to juggle by myself. I watched videos of Octavio Alegria and Anthony Gatto who inspired me to become a ju...

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