Wes Peden and Patrik Elmnert performing a club juggling duet for the King and Queen of Sweden. (Link Via StreetJuggling.com)
As a juggler, I love this video. I’ve spent a lot of times on forums and in closed circles of jugglers, exchanging tricks and concepts for one another. Often these tricks are abstract and conceptual; weird variations on neat techniques and things that ‘other jugglers would find interesting because they understand this stuff.’ Youtube is full of awesome juggling ideas and discussions between jugglers. And there is such an excitement that comes from these moments of innovation and discovery when a new technique is explored. This video is full of neat stuff like that.
But Wes and Patrik are sharing that excitement and love for funky weird juggling with everybody, not just other jugglers. When Wes throws that ass-wrap pass at 0:39, I can’t help but think “Does that royalty guy picking his nose really know how insane that pass is?”
But you know what? I think he does. Watch the faces of the crowd. The experience of watching this intricate dance of clubs being exchanged between the jugglers is full of these moments of ‘omg what a neat idea’, which is why the experience of the piece is so enlightening, the dance is so unique and marvelous. And flawless!
My contribution to this years DotOrg Xmas Tree. Manipulation of 1-6 acrylic balls; a few new tricks in there 🙂 Enjoy, and happy holidays to all the contact jugglers and manipulation people all over the world!
There is a very special Christmas tree at www.contactjuggling.org.
Every year (since 2004) users from the site create new videos and place them under the tree for the delight of all contact jugglers worldwide on Christmas morning. This years tree (LINK) is set up to be awesome, with a new batch of videos ready to be uploaded and will be appearing in the thread very soon!