Archive for February, 2009

Michael Menes – 3 Round Objects

Tuesday, February 24th, 2009

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Michael Menes is a brilliant juggler and dancer with an eye for subtle details. His youtube profile has been slowly filling up with new videos for the past few months; it included some excellent stage performances as well as mime tutorial videos from the legendary Tony Monataro

Edit: His Vimeo profile has a lot of good stuff too!

Seaside Manipulation

Monday, February 16th, 2009
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Santiago from Mexico wrote me about this new manipulation vid.’s december time and you’re practising in the sea!! 😀
very nice combos and manipulation tricks here :)

thanks for the link 😉


MoM Berlin Workshop 6-10th April Reminder

Sunday, February 15th, 2009

The Ministry have just launched their London advertising campaign for the MoM Berlin Contact Juggling workshops 😉 We recommend you sign up soon, as places are filling up fast. Details on MoM. and Katakomben.
All set to be bigger, better and more fab than last year.

Friday Fun – Dom DeLuise

Friday, February 13th, 2009

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Dom DeLuise performs his ‘trick’ on the Johnny Carson show.

Duo Luis-Loïc / Cie Pied-Tête

Monday, February 9th, 2009

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Superstyled juggling from ESAC (the same school Jea9 graduated from) in Brussels.

BCConv 4 – Paris

Sunday, February 8th, 2009

Benjamin aka Mafiaboy wrote to tell us that Burn Crew Concept are organising a “little” convention in Paris at the end of the month (February 28th,29th,1st march) near the Eiffel tower.
While BCC roots are mostly fire; poi, staff, spinning and juggling and object manipulation, this convention has a theme of Contact and acrylics. Check out list of amazing workshops including: Pich, Vincent, LN, Gumop, Rithi, Cyril, Mistur, Moon.
Visit their site for all the details – or at least just to see their quality animation.

I’m bummed not to be going :(

Stè – Scratching my balls

Saturday, February 7th, 2009
YouTube Preview Image, if we are talking about scratching, take a look here 😀

big up for stè


Scratch – DJ Sick

Thursday, February 5th, 2009

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excellent scratching skills from DJ SICK of Scratchadix
sorry if its off-topic; but as a contact juggler; i’ve gotta respect that finger control.

Triad – Greg Kennedy

Wednesday, February 4th, 2009

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Thanks to Ronan for the link, to this cute little clip of Greg Kennedy which hints at something more. We dig his experimentation innovative and unusual props for manipulation. This clip is 2 years old, how have we missed it before?

Previously on MoM:
Greg Kennedy Jay Gilligan
Leather pants….Hmmm

BBC NEWS | Scotland | Overthinking ‘disrupts golf putt’

Monday, February 2nd, 2009

BBC NEWS | Scotland | Edinburgh, East and Fife | Overthinking ‘disrupts golf putt’.

Don’t think, don’t analyse, don’t talk, just juggle.

Ministry Workshop – Contact Juggling in Canada 2009 : Official Release

Sunday, February 1st, 2009

Contact Juggling in Canada

I (Ryan Mellors) edited most of this series in the passenger seat while Dawn drove the car; admiring the scenery in between stops at Tim Hortons (where we would recharge on caffeine and latop power) and late-night diners. We drove 2000 miles through a slowly changing landscape, our car loaded with balls of all sizes, hoops, tetrahedrons, bendy sticks, half-spheres, blocks and a video camera. Our objective: build the community, find others like us and explore what this ‘contact juggling’ thing is all about. Shoot lots of video and get to Montreal without running out of money.

Thanks to all who came to the workshops and to all the supportive musicians who offered music for the project. Today marks the official release of the series; 9 short videos documenting the journey. Click below for the videos (RT: 38min,) descriptions and prop contents, as well as a download link in 720×480 .wmv.