Archive for May, 2009

Damien Walters can fly

Thursday, May 28th, 2009

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Damien Walters Showreel 2009 – Got skills. Gymnastics, Tumbling, Freerunning, Parkour …if Jackie Chan were from Derby.

“Plane” Pacman popping duet

Thursday, May 28th, 2009
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This combination of popping and lyrical dance to “Plane” by Jason Mraz is mindblowingly gorgeous;  a treat for my eyes, ears and soul.  I watch it again and again and it still feels like I’m seeing dance for the first time.

Previously on MoM

Pacman wows the dance judges

Soon to come on MoM

Pacman contact juggling (!)

Okotanpe (and Crystal Pakkun)

Tuesday, May 26th, 2009
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New video from Japanese contact master Okotanpe (Mr Fuse).

Makes it feel like summer already :)  Great style, great isolations, great variations!

Previously: Interview with Okotanpe

Tom Shannon – Floating ball sculptures – TED.com

Sunday, May 24th, 2009


Tom Shannon explains his! amazing levitating ball sculptures to TED! – Ball fetish.

MCP staff – Alternative Audio for ‘Cool Bits’

Wednesday, May 20th, 2009

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Probably the best contact staff video in the world!!?! (Audio slightly NSFW).
MCP Meghan – Contact staff rockstar, prolific video maker and occasional MoM Guest blogger, has rolled out a LOT of new staff tutorials free online.
And this video… The skills are super high, but somehow it seems like the audio got a bit muddled in the editing. LOVE IT!
Here’s the original Thanks Meg.
If you love Meg as much as we do, you can now buy the t-shirt!

More Japanese Contact Juggling

Saturday, May 16th, 2009

YouTube Preview ImageMore weirdness from Japanese TV; this time its Masaki Hirano (is it?.. i can’t tell; they all wear the same glasses) busting out isolationy goodness to the delight of the crowds.

See also:
Masaki Hirano drinks a beer.
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Friday Fun – Japan’s Rube Goldberg

Friday, May 15th, 2009

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A Rube Goldberg device from Japan which creates a pot of ramen noodles. I’ll never get tired of Rube Goldberg videos; must be the contact juggler in me.

Friday Fun – boing!

Friday, May 15th, 2009

Boing!
via, the excellent Stuff that moves blog.

Bellatrix (and the Boxettes)

Thursday, May 14th, 2009

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Bellatrix is a London based beatboxer who is trained in classical and contemporary music. I’m basically in love with her; she has the most soulful style and the hardest inward snare I’ve heard since Kenny Muhammad.

Aside from representing female beatboxing at conventions in Europe, Bellatrix also performs with her group: Bellatrix and the Boxettes!
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DJ Q-Bert – Oh my God!

Wednesday, May 13th, 2009
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Beat juggling is a term used by DJ’s who use two identical records, allowing one record to play the breakbeat while setting up the next record, and when one beat finishes the DJ smoothly cuts to the same beat on the other record, thereby extending the song.

In this clip, Qbert showcases a single turntable technique called ‘drumming.’ He steps up to the turntables and actually re-arranges the beat itself; mixing up the snares, kicks and hi-hats by quickly cueing up the record, playing the sound, killing the volume, re-cueing the record, playing the next sound, etc. The amount of dexterity required is absolutely insane; Q-Bert isn’t human and definetly deserves a place here on our blog.

Turbine – 3 Clubs

Tuesday, May 12th, 2009

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Turbine (Matias Salmenaho, Finnish, Nordic 9-1 series) KILLS 3 clubs in this performance in Berlin!

Phax – Slow Motion

Monday, May 11th, 2009

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Several years ago; Phax showed up at the EJC. I missed that particular EJC, but I know this because every juggler I talked to was like “OMG the slow motion guy!!!”

I’ve been looking for a good video of Phax’s unique act for years, and this one from Talang 2007 is suitably awesome; so here you go!