Archive for January, 2009

Ministry Workshop – Berlin 2008 & ‘KataMoMben’ the 2nd

Saturday, January 31st, 2009

Remember last year, The Ministry gave the workshop of the contact juggling year in February? Maybe you were there, and had an amazing time, learning so much information in five days, or maybe you were sat at home, kicking yourself, thinking how cool it would have been to hang with us and a plethora of other crazy contact jugglers in Berlin… we made this video to make you jealous:
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Complete Listing: Previous Ministry Workshops

So we’re giving you another chance. Yes, once again the Ministry of Manipulation are teaming up with the Jonglier Katakomben to give you their biggest workshop ever! Only this time it will be bigger, better, even more nutritious, and on the 6-10 April inclusive. Behind the scenes, manipulation ministers have been working hard to bring you over 30 hours allocated teaching time, more spaces, more in-depth and a wider range of workshops along with the extra curricular activities, which last year proved to be such a success.

Whether complete novice having only just picked up their first ball, or seasoned professional, we will fill your head with so much information, it’ll be close to exploding.

Alongside the all star MoMcast of Jea9, Colin and Ed to teach, we also have two special guest teachers. We have Das Supertalent that is Kelvin Kalvus ( added to the line up, who proved to be such a hit last year, along with a special appearance by Moon. We’ve all been working hard to bring to you the best teaching, and the best techniques to help you get the most out of your manipulation.

For more information on booking and prices, go to the KataKomben Website, and click workshops.

Limited spaces, so book early!

Isolation Hoop Report – January ’09

Friday, January 30th, 2009

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Brian Thompson and Matt McCorkle bust out a variety of hoop isolation concepts; with some wicked 2 person isolation patterns at the end of the video. To quote youtube user Exuro89:
Isolationgasm Activate!!

From Youtube:

Code Red Circus Conspiracy (, a performance troupe based in Oakland California, recently began on a mission to uncover the secrets of hoop isolation and partner hoop manipulation. Brian Thompson and Matt McCorkle, top Conspiracy field agents, have been in deep cover at the vulcan studios for the last three months gathering evidence and preparing their outrageous discoveries for public consumption. This is their first official report.

Peden to Sweden (Full!)

Wednesday, January 28th, 2009

This previously commercial video (which Wes Peden used to finance his way to Sweden and subsequent juggling glory) is now available for free, thanks to Wes.
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From youtube:

This is a video i made in 2006. i sold it to make money to go to circus school. a huge thank you to the people who bought it when it first came out! you guys helped tremendously! if you like this video and you want to donate you can do that in the link above or better yet check out my new video Expectations!

Wes on MoM:
What the Duck?!?
The Power is On
Thank You

Smile Carucci – Cigarette Tricks 09

Tuesday, January 27th, 2009

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Andrea Farnetani and Jacopo Candeloro from Rome show that cigarettes are still cool.
Gotta love 0:33 and those “hello ladies” winks.
Blah blah blah… Smoking kills etc…Blah blah blah

Her Morning Elegance – Oren Lavie

Monday, January 26th, 2009

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Cute, Stop motion animation created with real people.

Cigar Box 6 – Eric Bates

Sunday, January 25th, 2009

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••• ••• – Box juggling by Eric Bates at ENC featuring Devin Henderson doing some acrobatics.

WOW. Super good.

Friday Fun – Mexican wresting!!!

Friday, January 23rd, 2009
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Really enjoyed this clip of Mascarita Dorada.
Thanks to for the link 😉

Nils Wärmegård – Singing, Chinese Pole and theremins

Thursday, January 22nd, 2009
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Nils Wärmegård wrote to us this morning to tell us about his new stage act featuring some great chinese pole technique, theremin and big-show-tune musical numbers. Wowzers! An odd concept; but held together nicely by Nils’ charm and sense of humor.

Contact Juggling Photos

Tuesday, January 20th, 2009

Helene Multiball Contact Juggling
Flickr doesn’t have a contact juggling pool (yet…hint, hint), but it does have an Acrylic balls pool started by Mikaaaa. where we found this great shot of French multiballer LN/Helene by Thoùm from Bordeaux.
Google, as ever is pretty terrible for images, but searching Flickr for Contact Juggling Images yields more results.

‘NooSphere’ – Jea9 & Mr. Om

Sunday, January 18th, 2009
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Imagine my excitement this morning when I see a new release clip of a duet from two of my favorite contact jugglers up on Youtube this morning.
Jea9 and Mr. Om have been working hard over the winter in their juggling labs in Australia to put together this magical little show.

Friday fun: Red and Jonny win the Internet

Friday, January 16th, 2009

Sexy Stormtrooper Girl Hula Hoop
Red and Jonny on Flickr
What else do you need to see today?
Except perhaps this picture of Jeanine. We took last summer as part of a big photo shoot…for a book.

Slavinna – Dancing with a ladder

Wednesday, January 14th, 2009

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Whatever you do – make sure you watch the opening move…OMG such lovely flow and timing.
Dancing with free standing ladder – Slava, with the routine that won the 2008 world cup for flouncing.
Followed by Inna – Aerial silks – Wafting and spinning.