Archive for June, 2007

***Major Site Updates***

Saturday, June 30th, 2007

There’s a big recode of MoM going on, last week, and for the next week.
As a result expect some erratic behavior and dead links, especially in the static parts of the site.
Sorry. Will try to keep down time to a minimum. If you get error, please don’t worry too much, we know its a bit screwy at the moment, the blog should be working fine at the moment.
We’re converting whole site to a lightweight CMS
Expect some further changes to layout and content coming over the next month too.
Smiles
Drew

Hastings Fun – Colin and Ed

Friday, June 29th, 2007

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Ministry members Colin and Ed get groovy with contact juggling and poi in Hastings [UK]
Contact Juggling Ministry of Manipulation
(edit from Ryan in 2010) This is one of my favorite releases from back in the early days. Rumor has it Colin and Ed are working on a new video together.

The tapes have arrived!

Friday, June 29th, 2007

contact juggling video5 DV tapes arrived at the Ministry today. Raw footage of the CJC 2007, France, courtesy of Bruno.
I’m very excited.

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Thursday, June 28th, 2007

Hi, It seems like askimet spam filter is working perfectly on the blog comments, so I’ve disabled need for you to login to comment (e-mail address needed, but that stays private).

Yipee, no more forgetting your password and no more adverts for bigger firmer longer lasting Viagra in your area.

I wish I could find an excuse to blog my favorite cheezburger blog but sadly its off topic…oh well.

Plate spinning in the countryside

Wednesday, June 27th, 2007

juggling.tv – plate spinning in the countryside

Recently posted over juggling.tv, Ian Marchant -That Juggler with some excellent plate spinning action.

Phillip ‘Pacman’ Chbeeb

Tuesday, June 26th, 2007
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It’s been a while since we had a popping video on the blog…

Colin pointed me towards this one the other day: An audition taken by Phillip Chbeeb from Houston Texas for the show ‘So You Think You Can Dance’.

Some really nice moves, and some really tight illusion as well.

7 in 1 Hand Palmspinning

Tuesday, June 26th, 2007

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YouTube – Panda Bears by 7
Jingluo is palmspinning 7 in 1 hand – that makes 2 of us.
If you’re interested in Multiball with small balls, he is the youtube user to watch.

A Normal Day Tricks

Monday, June 25th, 2007

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Youtebe link: a normal day
Sebastian and Thomas – Miscellaneous manipulations. Surely some of these are faked! they’re impossible.
The Chair is Colin and my favorite. Jeanine wants to see the toothbrushing isolated :).
Posted on Jugglingdb here.

Les Kiriki – Japanese Acrobats

Sunday, June 24th, 2007

Unreal skills from this vintage Japanese acrobats clip.
;)

From ManiacWorld:
There’s stepping into the way-back machine, and then there’s Les Kiriki: Acrobates Japonaises, a goofy little short clip from 1907. French director Segundo de Chomón directed some 125 short films between 1902 and 1917, specializing in the wierd and the wonderful.

Ryan & Fenfire collaboration

Sunday, June 24th, 2007

fenfire
A highly skilled fire/uv company based in Vienna. Find out more about them here: www.fenfire.at

In May 2007, I had the pleasure of working with them on their innovative new UV show; LUMOTEK UV-3000. This full-length UV performance was conceptualized as a machine; the pieces locking into place on stage and whirring, clicking and spinning in perfect mechanical harmony.

The promo vid for LUMOTEK can be seen here
Fenfire

Jason Latimer: Laser Magic

Sunday, June 24th, 2007

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YouTube – WWW.MYSPACE.COM/JASONLATIMER

Previously featured on the Ministry blogHERE, in this video Jason Latimer presents a unique magic act featuring laser beams.

Time Displacement Experimental Video

Saturday, June 23rd, 2007

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YouTube – time displacement experimental video
Some days I feel like this.