Archive for June, 2006

Free Convention Video

Friday, June 30th, 2006

British Juggling Convention 2003 – by Andy Wilson

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A Contact Juggler’s view of the 2003 British Juggling Convention
Featuring: Silver Paul, Steve, Jago, Deniz, John Blanshard, Drew, Malte, Rob Horseman and many more…

30 Minutes of the best festival Hightlights:
– Footage of the UK’s best jugglers and manipulators
– Jago’s 2003 ‘Palm Circles’ act
– Football on stilts (!!!)
– TePooka’s Fire show
– Drews Mirror Scene
– And MORE!

Grab a cup of tea, sit back and enjoy. There’s some good stuff in here…
Watch now for FREE, only on The Ministry of Manipulation

In Isolation Promo

Monday, June 19th, 2006

The promo for Full Moon Performers/Beard Juggling Ltd’s ”In Isolation” is now available through the Ministry and on Jagos Fullmoon site: (hint: on fullmoon you’ll find that the download the wmv or mov, are higher quality than their inbrowser version):
In Isolation
The release date for the video is the 9th of July; available at juggling shops worldwide and via www.beard.co.uk, but for now, enjoy this sneak peek.

Video – MoM Workshop + Play Festival

Friday, June 16th, 2006

Ryan sneeked out a quick video of one of our thursday night workshops a couple of weeks ago. Somehow it never got mentioned on this Blog.

Play logo

There’s no Workshop next thursday, Ryan, Drew and Jeanine (and Dawn, Ed and a whole load of others) will all be at Play festival. Theres even a rumour that we’re going to perform and teach manipulation workshops. As far as I know Play is the worlds most brilliant, and most chilled manipulation festival with a lot of music and live bands too.
If you can get there, do.

And yes, it really is a manipulation festival, not a juggling festival. Play rocks.

Video – Traces, Incredible Acro

Wednesday, June 14th, 2006

Todays treat is a Promo for “Traces” by the company “les 7 doigts de la main”. The show features 5 cool acrobats with a cool street style and some incredible skills.
On tour, its in germany and france later this year, but sadly it doesn’t look like UK is on their agenda. :(

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Watch this show!

Thanks to MCP of firestaff-tutorials for sending me this link!
Wow. Fantastic.
Drew

Video – Contact Machine

Tuesday, June 13th, 2006

It is the year 2006 and Human Contact Jugglers have now been rendered obsolete – Replaced by “Markrokosmos” a truely fantastic 3m by 3 by by 2.5m kinetic sculpture manipulating 79 glass balls at a time.
Markrokosmos
click here.

Poke around the site and you will find lots of short video clips:
Click “about Markrokosmos” and “preferred location” and all it’s sub-menu’s
Genius, I love it.
The clips are extracts from a DVD which is also available: “Kinetic,” a film by J.W. van Reijen on a selection of Mark Bischof’s kinetic work. I have it, and I think it’s fab, recommended viewing for anyone who likes to see balls rolling!
Details of Mark and the DVD
Enjoy.
Drew

Video – Fingerskilz Viral for HP Laptops

Monday, June 5th, 2006

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Fake Finger Football Fun.
OK, so it’s a viral Advert for Hewlett Packard.
Showing Computer generated manipulation skills:
This is an advert, but I like it, so I’m posting it anyway.
Smiles
Drew