Archive for March, 2007

YIPPEEEE! Multiball Contact

Wednesday, March 28th, 2007

Just before the wave arrives and blasts everything away
8 Days to lift off. It’s finally very nearly here and we’ve set up what we laughingly called the Ministry Bookshop so its now possible to pre-order copies of Multiball Contact and ensure that you get your copy as soon as is possible. You can order it delivered to anywhere in the world.

We’re also offering a bulk discount for people who order 4 or more copies in one go, so if there are several of you in one city who want to order together, just e-mail: book@this domain.

Next we’ve got to get it into the juggling shops. UK distribution seems to be sorted ok, via Oddballs. After 2 years, Multiball Contact is finally nearly here and it doesn’t quite seem real….

Water spheres in Microgravity

Wednesday, March 28th, 2007

Water spheres in microgravity – Google Video
Spheres of water in low no gravity.
Ball fetish ๐Ÿ˜‰

Chico Seba Ball Contact

Tuesday, March 27th, 2007

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Chico Seba
Contact. Probably influenced by Jeanine!


Tuesday, March 27th, 2007

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Thanks to Mot for the link. Umin from Japan

Visionbot Manipulation Series

Sunday, March 25th, 2007


Ever since the dawn of online circus video, two projects stand out for their level of quality, fresh perspective, visual style and high production values. The first was GIOCOLERIA.ORG‘s series of high-quality releases including the astounding full-length Imperfect Cirquel and Emispheres.

The second project is from VisionBot. Entitled VSNBT MNPLTN SRS, this series of high-quality short films feature some astoundingly original ideas in modern juggling and manipulation. This stuff utterly floored me… my mouth has been hanging open in amazement for the past few days.

From the Site:
Visionbots latest film project is a series of art/manipulation short films called VSNBT MNPLTN SRS. We are going to release four parts. They will all be released here free to download. Each piece is a collaboration between one juggler, one filmmaker and one musician. Showing one performer with a certain prop in each film (Elias Hedlund with clubs for example) All the ideas are discovered at the locations and after editing the music has been specially written. Our purpose with this project is to inspire the new scene of object manipulation. Enjoy!

9-1 Nordic Objects
Currently there are 3 high-quality downloads in the series. If you are at all interested in funky new material, this series is a must see. VisionBot gets a standing ovation from me.

I think i’m going to have to go out an buy their 9-1 Nordic Objects DVD now.

Heart FM Hula Hoop Girl Advert

Sunday, March 25th, 2007

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Heart FM Hula Hoop Girl

Sasuke 2007: The Ultimate Obstacle Course!

Friday, March 23rd, 2007

Stage 1
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Stage 2
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And the Unconquerable 3rd stage!
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From ยป Japan Probe

Lumen 07 Show

Thursday, March 22nd, 2007

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Nico from Compagnie Lumen (Switzerland) mailed MoM to tell us of their new show.
Juggling, Manipulation, Swinging, Diabolo, Contact, Multiball, Balls Clubs, Movement, Glow and cool music too!

The skill level is high, including the club juggling of Mariano a phenomenally smooth freestyle club juggler.

More Videos and photos on their site, including this cool, Contact Show which is my current candidate for a best online video to answer the question “What is Contact Juggling?”

UV Show

Wednesday, March 21st, 2007

A groovy high-school talent show. Contact jugglings shows up halfway through. Its equally groovy.
I think someone saw Modern/London

I came across this while watching the random youtube feed on Ministry TV (did you know we had a TV station?)

Foot Juggling – Kathy Donnert

Tuesday, March 20th, 2007

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Kathy Donnert Wow. :) I’d be doubly happy if anyone could point me in the direction of this clip without the interlace problem.

Chinese Vases

Monday, March 19th, 2007

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China Emperors

Gymnastics Bloopers montage

Sunday, March 18th, 2007

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Gymnasts messing up
Normally I hate this kind of thing. They make me all cringe and squeemish. But this one makes me laugh too.