Archive for January, 2006

Video – Fish

Tuesday, January 24th, 2006

Awesome – fish manipulation!!
The formation fish display team perform a square dance.
2 fish follow 1 fish and then theres a 4th fish too :)
Fish.wmv Small file.
Same clip on google video

Stretching the definition of manipulation, But, I love it:)

Enjoy
Drew

[Hop Blog repost]

Video – Feria Musica

Wednesday, January 11th, 2006

Theres only 7 minutes left of Tuesday, and I’ve got to find something good to post!!
Ok folks, todays funky offering:

click on play

its a performance of
Dance
acro
trampolines
trapize
aerial
juggling and stuff
to tango music
(from brussels)

I’d REALLY like to see this show, a friend who did says:
“…amazing skills …., and was the most beautiful thing I’d ever seen.”

Plus if you go to the archives, you can see some of their older shows

**bounce**
Drew Very Happy

Video + info – Old Club swinging

Monday, January 9th, 2006

Happy Monday, and what does this Monday turn up on Drews video Blog?
This nostaligic old clip will charm all the silent movie buffs.
A Historic film from the pathe News Archive showing Col. Sgt George Simpson in 1933
Flag poi and club swinging in the UK.

Follow this link, and you should find a free preview low res download at the bottom of the page:
link

In order to download you have to go through the whole basket thing. but It won’t cost any money, and its well worth it as you can get a lot more historic videos of all kind of interesting things – a great site to waste days on. theres at least 1 more club swinging clip.
british pathe

So for a couple of days I have put the little puppie up in my gallery here:
clip
catch it while you can.

“Since the world’s beginning, we’ve all searched for that “youngish feeling”. “Club swinging” keeps this 67 year-older young!” Elderly man stands in front of a curtain in the Pathe studio demonstrating his club swinging technique. “Hard as nails and fit as the proverbial fiddle through club and flag swinging” (says Geo. Simpson, late Col Sgt, Middlesex Regt.)”

Closer view of George as he swings a Union Jack and a Stars and Stripes around his head – very patriotic! L/S of George flag swinging. “Slow-motion shows how complete these exercises are for the arms and shoulders”

Slow motion footage shows flags off to best effect. “Incidentally, the flags are not fastened to rods as they first appear, but just weighted with shot and roped – the speed keeps them taut.” Another slow motion sequence.
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OK, some other historical sources:
Over at “The Journal of Manly Arts”* ( http://ejmas.com/jmanly/ )we have:
Club swinging – (not video)

http://ejmas.com/pt/ptart_dick_0101.htm

http://ejmas.com/pt/ptart_treat_0501.htm

http://ejmas.com/pt/ptart_ymca_0401.htm

and stick fighting:

http://ejmas.com/jmanly/articles/2001/jmanlyart_a-wp-w_0901.htm

http://ejmas.com/jwma/articles/2000/jwmaart_wolf_0500.html

*Not wishing to be associated with some of the more “fance figures with club swinging” which I guess will be somewhere in “The Journal of Girly Arts”.

Enjoy
Drew

Video – Bees Fighting

Sunday, January 8th, 2006

Sunday Special. Not poi. not staff, but
Bees fighting – Hold on for the surprise ending as to how the little bees fight back against the big hornets!!
Then tell me, how the hell did that evolve??

National Geographic News 2005 Number 1 video clip:
Bees Battle “Hornets From Hell”

“A small but highly efficient killing machine lurks in the mountains of Japan—the Japanese giant hornet. The voracious predator pumps out a dose of venom with an enzyme so strong it can dissolve human tissue. Just a handful of these hornets can kill 30,000 European honeybees within hours. Watch an attack of giant hornets on a beehive, and learn the surprising secret that Japanese honeybees use in their defense.”

Here’s the rest of the Nat Geog top 10:
click

Video: Indra Yoga & Poi

Saturday, January 7th, 2006

Thanks again for posting, Saturdays super link:

Well seeing as that was 2 lots of Stick links, I think it has to be something for the poi fans

click to gallery

Expect to see: 2 ladies, of indra – lots of wiggling/dance/ not technical spinning

I like the chilled out yoga stuff at the begining, thats fab
Personally I’m not so keen on the trashy pornstar stuff later on in the clip, its not the style I dig.
It kinda makes me laugh but I guess thats what sell over there in the US of A.
Definately High quality filming and production and hence earn a place in Drews Super video blog.
cool

Video Michelle Smith Baton

Friday, January 6th, 2006

Supergood Baton Twirler from Canada

Video Linkies:
The first link is my favorite:
Freestyle
Solo
Doubles

Expect to see: Lovely routines, and super hot technical baton twirling. I like the way that she keeps the batons flowing a lot more than other baton twirlers tend to do, and she doesn’t break plan soo much either

8 times represented Canada at the world baton twirling championships!!
Heres a profile about her:

http://www.albertabaton.com/page19.htm#Michelle%20Smith

And she is responsible for one of my all time favorite stick clips
the clip is “michellefreestyle2003.mpeg” or “michellefreestyle2003shithotbatongoth.mpeg” !! as it was retitled.
But I can’t find an online version of this at the moment

It’s What happened to this one in just 2 years? She got cool !
and still kept winning,
you’ll find some of that clip in meg’s Stolen spinning – the goth with the pentagram on the back of the costume
Smiles
Dr Ew

Baton Twirling Video – Triple Threat

Thursday, January 5th, 2006

HOP Blog repost: Video for your pleasure:
Baton twirling – Sheryl Welykholowa, Jill Ford, Stacy Singer – Triple Threat
Linky linky

Details: On stage probably 2002 . A super tight performances from world champion baton twirlers.
See glitzy stuff, 3 baton juggling, contact sequence and some qualilty strutting about.
Amazingly talented trio including Stacy Singer doing monster rolls – a move apparently invented for her and renamed matrix by the edinburgh staff twirlers.

Dr Ew