Archive for September, 2007

Long Exposure Light Show

Friday, September 14th, 2007

Long Exposure Light Show |
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Amazing Rollerblade Slalom

Thursday, September 13th, 2007

A young Japanese girl wins a rollerblade slalom competition with an amazing freestyle routine.
Note: Skip the first 50 seconds – nothing happens

Massimo Silenzio – Installation

Wednesday, September 12th, 2007

Massimo Silenzio – Installation
Ballophilles delight. Oooh pretty.

Sam Veale – Brylcreem TV ad

Wednesday, September 12th, 2007

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Brylcreem: Watch the effortless Brylcreem TV ad
one take! worth seeing.
Squeeky clean* Juggler, Stand up comedian, hand model and star of the screen Sam Veale – from London has scooped first place in the Brylcreem effortless competion, winning fabulous cash prizes and the staring role in their new ad campaign.
There are 4 showreel videos on his website worth seeing – especially the mobile phone joke on the comedy side of the site.
Here you can see Sam’s original entry to the competition as well as the runner up entries.
Sweet, Congratulations Sam.
*Even when he’s telling dirty jokes.

Bobby Mcferrin

Tuesday, September 11th, 2007
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Concert Solo – vocalist performance.

Caffe – Hat manipulation by Lorenzo

Monday, September 10th, 2007

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jtv [higher res] – Caffe on JTV

A short Movie about Lorenzo, Coffee, Peluche Bear and Hats.

Lorenzo’s rather good. He performs a completely silent act, and still manages to grip an audience despite the lack of audio accompaniment, and has been known to astound audiences at the EJC, Carvin, Toulouse and many other juggling conventions.

My favourite Hat Manipulator.

Saturday Silliness

Saturday, September 8th, 2007
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YouTube – Dancing Otter

I reckon these Otters are gearing up to take over the world. We’ve seen them Contact Juggling, And now we get to see them getting down and groovy…

Beware the Otters!!

Friday Fun: DANGER – Isolate Elsewhere stickers

Friday, September 7th, 2007

Danger Isolate ElsewhereA good friend of the Ministry, Alex from the brilliant Ockham’s Razor Aerial Theater wrote to us linking to these glossy yellow vinyl electrical stickers warning against the dangers of isolation.

£4.50 for a pack of 100 via The Label People. I think I need a couple hundred, myself 😉

Furet – Circul’aire promo

Thursday, September 6th, 2007
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A teaser of some of Furet’s hoop manipulation. I first saw this show at EJC 2006 and was blown away by his research; building off the work of Michael Moschen and a host of other artists, Furet is reaching for new and beautiful discoveries in hoop manipulation.

Ray Crowe: Shadow Puppets

Wednesday, September 5th, 2007
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YouTube – Wonderful World – Shadow Puppets

Ray Crowe demonstrates some amazing hand puppetry.

Set to Louis Armstrong’s ‘What a wonderful world’.


La La La Human Steps: Amelia

Tuesday, September 4th, 2007
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From Youtube:
The multi-award-winning dance film Amelia (2002) explores the use of point technique using extended intertwining solos, complex partnering sequences and extreme speed to generate powerful performances with unexpected moments of tender emotion and serenity.

Label – Production info: Homepage
Opusarte – Huge dance archive on

Lunatique Fantastique

Monday, September 3rd, 2007

Lunatique Fantastique is a performance group that specializes in ‘found object puppetry’, puppet shows that use everyday objects to create amazing effects. Thier media gallery is loaded with short clips of original puppetry:
[Link to media gallery]

*On a personal note: Lunatique Fantastique inspired me to make Tonk’s Big Ride. I sent them the video link several years ago, but never recieved a response :(