The Ministry of Manipulation

Contact Juggling Collaboration 2015

May 10th, 2015

Darwin Pimentel has again collected and edited a number of videos for the collab 2015.
Thanks Darwin.

Yuri – peace 2

March 22nd, 2015

oh my goodness. Good juggling right here.

Yuri writes:

4 years had passed since the another “peace”.
I filmed my juggling again,
To confirm and record that I could live in peace until today.

N.B.P – Paprika

March 20th, 2015

Ball juggling is getting spicy. First Wes releases salt and now Nathan Biggs-Penton releases paprika. Is there gonna be a pepper?

 

This hat routine is very good

March 5th, 2015

Even the briefcase stuff surprised me.

I have no idea what the name of this performer is.  Can someone help?

Komei – have you been checking his youtube channel?

February 24th, 2015

Komei has been releasing tonnes of stuff and we have not been posting any of it.  This must change.

Its the future of juggling, everybody. Go absorb everything in his channel and start daggling. The battle videos have been especially good recently.

http://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8tc85-dsWjKNnNkV2rKpbA

this is crazy good

The return of Metra

November 26th, 2014

Japanese contact juggler Metra, who has been featured on this blog many times before, has returned after several years absence from the scene with a set of new videos and new techniques. I’m especially impressed with his style of small silicon ball multiball, and many of the techniques he showcases in this video are totally new to me.

Metra linked me to several videos that he was using as inspiration, check out these clips below for a completely different approach to ‘palmspinning’ technique.

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Ramiro Vergaz – Swing dance and club juggling

November 26th, 2014

Ramiro Vergaz taking first place at the European swing dance championships 2012. Such a fun combination of dance and classic club juggling.

The Incredible Incredible presents: Palindrome

October 7th, 2014

Poki and Justin have been working on a new show and its almost ready. It premiers this November at the New Orleans Fringe (nofringe.org) and I hope to see more video soon.
THE INCREDIBLE INCREDIBLE presents PALINDROME
incredibleincredible.com

Ryan – 8-Rings in Ukiah

September 14th, 2014
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New isolation concepts for 8ring manipulation. Ryan has an indiegogo for a new online 8ring workshop, info can be found here.

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. 12 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.

“It is no exaggeration to say that 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. 12 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.