Jugglers of the World Unite
Juggle: to continuously toss into the air and catch (a number of objects) so as to keep at least one in the air while handling the others.
Juggling is an artform that dates back some 4,000 years. There is evidence of juggling recorded on the walls of ancient Egyptian tombs of a group of women seen dancing and juggling three balls. Other records of juggling can be found through China, Ancient Rome, Greece, Medieval Europe and even Native America.
Now a staple within the circus community, performers wow their audiences regularly not only juggling the traditional balls, but also pins, rings, miscellaneous objects, burning torches and even knives.
Founded in 1947, The International Jugglers’ Association has hosted ‘World Juggling Day’ for more than 25 years held every year on the Saturday closest to June 17th. People around the world come together to show off their juggling prowess which in term has brought the international community of jugglers closer together.
2NRS team members Sarah and MJ go head to head to battle out who is the best juggler of the Weekend Breakfast team. Are they better than the world record holder Anthony Gatto? Check out our Insta socials this weekend June 19 to see who won!