The Ministry of Manipulation

Balance in Challenge Workshop Nov 9th – 15th by Peter Sweet and Jea9

September 1st, 2014

Hi everybody!
For all of you who missed the fabulous first BnC workshop in Berlin: this is your chance to sign up and play and challenge yourself for an entire week!!!
Be quick, we can only host a small group (max. 14 participants).
Cheers, Jea9

Balance in Challenge is an intensive program designed to expand your awareness, deepen your understanding of your own movement and provide you with tools for staying present under pressure.

In three one-on-one Alexander Technique lessons, we will work with you on improving your basic coordination by quieting extra tension and energizing your system towards a dynamic state of poise. In 18 hours of group classes we will explore exercises from physical theatre, clowning, martial arts, dance and juggling. Within this playground, we will observe how each of our ways of moving affects everything that we do. We will challenge you to keep breathing, stay grounded and respond to many situations with ease.

This is NOT a workshop about learning tricks, dance moves or clowning. BUT it will present you with powerful tools to develop HOW you move, dance, juggle, perform and live in the world. Come prepared to play at your own ‘edges’, the places just on the borders of your comfort zones. Ideal for actors, dancers, circus performers and anyone who is interested in the relationship between movement, health and expression. No experience required.

“The insights I gained will stay with me forever, enriching my personal and professional development.” Liam Wilson Juggler/Artist

“I had the feeling the workshop brought back what I once knew and now have forgotten.” Henning Fischer MD

When: 9th – 15th November 2014
Where: Berlin-Kreuzberg
What: 6 times 3hrs group classes (afternoon); 3 private Alexander Technique lessons
For whom: actors, dancers, circus performers and anyone interested
Level: all levels; no experience required. The group classes are mainly taught in English. Translation possible into German and French.
Price: early-bird price: 275 euros (sign-up until Oct 10th); regular: 325 euros
!!! Places strongly limited (max. 14 participants)!!!

For more details and questions, please contact Jeanine Ebnöther Trott at contact@jeanine.ch or call 0041 76 441 59 81
Looking forward to seeing you guys!!!

7 Days of Multiball – An online tutorial series

August 22nd, 2014
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Ryan Mellors has released a massive tutorial series for multiball contact with 5+ hours of workshop and instruction. And it’s still growing with more updates coming soon. This is the biggest tutorial series ever!

- 7 Days of lessons, with each day broken down into morning/afternoon/evening.

- Streaming online, no need for a huge download

- Special guests like Moon, Tessy, Chris Murdoch, Pilolip, Yorgos join me to share their own unique approach to multiball

- Updates coming soon! The tutorial continues to grow, with a big update being planned for late October/November 2014.

Join the workshop now for only $25, spend a week with Ryan and level up your palmspinning skills!

Registration information can be found here:  http://www.runwaystudiosla.com/#!multiballworkshop/cy1n

Kohei Take – Pinball Tricks of the Day

August 14th, 2014
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new variations on pinball patterns.

Ball Juggling and Windstyle – Pilolip

July 25th, 2014

YouTube Preview ImageBall juggling and waving/windstyle from Andre (Pilolip) I’ve never seen a ball juggling style like this. Such a crazy combination of styles.

http://www.pilolip.net/

Throw Joy – Wes Peden

June 8th, 2014
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More info and full 53 minute video here!
http://www.wespeden.com/?page_id=8

Throw Joy is 53 minutes of sledgehammer hitting ice-cream cake. The result of 561 days spent making 6 clubs tricks, strapping cameras to trees, and filling 8 juggling notebooks with questionable ideas. The video not only includes the most hardcore juggling Wes has ever done with balls, clubs, and rings but keyboards, chairs, tripods, paintings, and wine bottles are also recklessly thrown skyward. After 24 years on earth and 19 years of juggling, Wes finally has the freedom to make a hula hoop out of clubs! Bon appetite!

Throw Joy contents:

-BVLLS!
-Catching chair with head
-Wes’ best 3 club trick
-You’ve never seen 7 like this
-New 6 club tricks
-The death of ring juggling
-5 clubs #€%&
-Please clean the room
-Stilts
- P’s
- 9′s
- Snowmen!
- T’s
- Giant Tricks (incudes 5 bouquet backcrosses)

Workshop – Balance in Challenge – Berlin May 19-25th

May 8th, 2014

Balance in Challenge – A workshop in applied Alexander Technique

May 19th – 25th, 2014
With Peter Sweet and Jeanine Ebnother Trott

This is a highly personalized workshop. You will have the opportunity to develop a rich understanding of your own movement patterns and acquire a set of tools for reducing tension in any activity. In three one­-on­-one Alexander Technique  lessons,  we  will  work  with  you  on  improving  focus,  equilibrium  and  the  ability  to  stay  present. Throughout the 18 hours of group class we will provide situations that allow you to test your own limits, step out of your comfort zones and see how you react to a variety of challenges. Exploring simple exercises from physical theater,  martial  arts,  dance  and  juggling  (no  previous  experience  required)  we  will  observe  how  a  heightened sense of ease can help us learn skills, interact with other people and connect with an audience.

To conclude the workshop, you will be encouraged to apply the tools that you have studied throughout the week to an activity of your choice, be it your stage act, a skill or even something as simple as sweeping the floor or riding a bicycle.

 

Schedule:

Monday 19th ­ Thursday 22nd ­ 1­to­1 Alexander Technique classes
Thursday 22nd ­ Sunday 25th ­ Group work
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This  workshop  is  given  at  a  special  introductory  price  to  celebrate  the  beginning  of  the  Katapult  workshop schedule. Places  are  limited  to  12  and  are  allotted  strictly  on  a  first­come,  first­serve  basis.  The  non­member workshop  price  includes  registration  and  7  full  day  training  tickets  at  the  Katakomben  (http://www.katakomben-berlin.de)

Price: 135€ online signup / 150€ email registration, cash payment on the door + (45€ for non­Katakomben members)

For teacher information and registration, visit:
www.katapultberlin.com
www.petersweet.com
www.jeanine.ch

Kansai Cigarbox Juggling Meeting with Eric Bates

May 6th, 2014
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Much box maddness ensues as Eric visits Japan and everybody shares weird tricks.

I think we need a box category. And I am going to suggest; how ’bout we all drop the ‘cigar’ part of the definition. Its not like we say ‘indian’ clubs, or ‘chinese’ diabolos anymore. Box juggling. Boxes. Box manipulation. Doesn’t that sound better?

 

Fabian Krestel – EXIT 12

May 2nd, 2014

Chinese pole and club juggling with so much fresh material. Amazing work Fabian!

marino – Rings juggling tricks 13 – Riky

April 19th, 2014
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Nice multiring manip from our favorite ring dude; Riky Riccardo Tanca

Looped juggling gifs

April 18th, 2014

Orbojunglist posted a neat set of looped juggling gifs on reddit. Click read more for more; or hit the reddit link
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Joe Adani, the Human Billard Table 1935

April 17th, 2014

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Joe Adani, the Human Billard Table, contact juggling in 1935.
British Pathe have just uploaded 85 000 videos to youtube, here are some vintage jugglers.

Onion News: World’s Best Contact Jugglers Converge At Coachella

April 12th, 2014
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HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA