Shorty and Spare Xmas Video

Christmas circus video blogI think.. in all the years, this is probably my favorite of all the DotOrg Xmas Tree user submissions.

Both former students of Drew and myself (they were the first people ever to come to the Hangar workshop!) this video has sentimental value to me; its London, its the kind of storytelling/interactive isolationism I like, and it has that classic London street crowd reaction at the end 🙂

Ryan and Remy Xmas Video

Christmas circus video blogIn 2004, Ryan Mellors [Ministry] and Remy Holwick [Contact Juggling Part 2 DVD] released a video on CJ DotOrg

The Dot Org Xmas tree‘s first ever video submission was ”Half and Half.”

A video (appropriately) in two parts, Half and Half opens with a lonely christmas scene in a diner and features some… miscellaneous manipulations. The 2nd part of Half and Half (starting at 3:30) is a funky contact juggling video full of shiny christmas goodness.

Its Christmas week on MoM! Check back all through the week for plenty more Xmas contact juggling media, and get ready for all the surprises on December 25th!

Multiball Contact Finished!

Multiball Contact – Your first 10 years.
Yippee. Mulitball Contact the book, is completed and has been sent to the printer.
Fingers Crossed, the first copies hit the shelves on the 16th of January 2007. SRP £15.99.
Want to see what the covers will look like, theres high res versions over with the sample pages.
Stay tuned for Euro and Dollar Prices and details of how to pre-order so you can be one of the first to get your hands on this book, the definitive guide to Multiball Contact with 3 to 11 balls; Palmspinning, Pyramids, Snakes, Formations, Morphing and a whole load of Technique.
Tired, but happy.

Drews HOP video blog

logo_swirl.gifBefore MoM I had another video blog! well thats a bit of a grand term, its really just a thread on home of poi.
It now has links to over 400 (mostly juggling and manipulation) videos.
The original aim of that listing was to post the highest quality manipulation with an emphasis on staff and poi – well it is HOP.
But soon, it became, any high quality online manipulation videos.
Then it became any high quality online videos that I liked.
Now its decayed into a free for all, so now it seems everyone posts anything that slightly amused them.
and then they have mock arguments about it… Ahh bless, love them all to pieces.
If you want to kill some time, a lot of time and see some great videos, head over to HOP.
(Tip: for a long time I used 3 angel smilies so that it was easy to find my posts with video links while scrolling the thread.)

Ministry Workshop- London 2006

The last official London workshop video release. Ryan has moved back to Vancouver, and The Hangar has become Hangar Arts Trust.

Ryan writes:

I cut this video together out of footage from the last workshop. Its worth watching… the beginning of the video is about the Hangar and the aerial classes that they offer, and the main section of the video is a montage of moments from the evening of awesome juggling and manipulation. The end of the video is when the real obsessive juggling with jea9, ed and colin kicks in.. and I head to bed at 2am.