Archive for August, 2009

Crystal Ball and Illusionary Movement Workshop – Matt Hennem

Thursday, August 27th, 2009

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Workshop Details sent through from NoFitState Circus of a new class with the master of wigglly ball magic; Matt Hennem:

24th and 25th October 10.00-4.00
Cost £40 members £60 non-members
This 2 day masterclass will teach and explore illusionary movement and object manipulation. Email education(at) for details. (The Ministry is assuming that this workshop is in Cardiff, Wales.. NoFitState never really mentioned this but their company is based there…)

No experience necessary – the class is devised to be totally accessible to complete beginners but will also challenge experienced jugglers, dancers, illusionists – anyone in fact. . .

The class will cover leans, glides, slides, moonwalk, popping, body/object based fixed point isolation, ball manipulation and more. . .

Learn from one of the top cabaret acts on the scene –
“a triumph. . . He conjures that rare magic that is no less entrancing for being simple.” – The Telegraph
“. . . simple and beautiful, inviting the suspension of disbelief as he seemingly levitated a crystal ball.”

Check out Matt’s Liquid Crystal Promo here:

And his spot in the Ministry 2006 EJC video here:

Pacman Style – Hoop Isolations

Wednesday, August 26th, 2009

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New Hoop isolation video from Nicolas Longuechaud – Pacman Style, who will be at Clone-a-Kitty Manipulation Convention next month.

Clonakilty Juggling Convention – September 25th-27th 2009

Tuesday, August 25th, 2009

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Ronan mailed us with this video, from the 2008 Clonakilty Juggling Convention.
This year’s convention will be on September 25th-27th 2009 – You’ve got one month until the awesomeness of the 5th Clonakilty Object Manipulation and Movement Convention in Ireland.
Current Artist list:
Matthias Romir (Experimental Club and Ball Juggling)
Aragorn Boulanger “Bishop” (Dance)
Nico (Contact Ball)
Nicolas Longuechaud (Hoop Manipulation)
Camille P (Club Swinging and Manipulation)
Cecilia Manfrini and Lukas Wiesner (Acrobatics, Contortion, Juggling)
Meg Claire Pike “MCP” (Staff)
Darragh McLoughlin (Ball Juggling)
Chloe De Buyl Pisco (Dance)
Ronan McLoughlin (Poi)

Poooooooo, it’s the weekend that term starts for me. Arrrrrrg.

Ohio – Teruki Okamoto, Yuri Yamamura, and Patrik Elmnert

Saturday, August 22nd, 2009

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Wes Peden knows what good juggling is. This time he turns the camera on Teruki, Yuri and Patrik and brings us video so bountifully packed with good concepts that it enriches the whole juggling community.

classy stuff 😉 thanks guys.
From Wes’ youtube:

Teruki Okamoto, Yuri Yamamura, and Patrik Elmnert rocking out the modern juggling in Jay Gilligan’s back yard after the Shoebox Tour. Filmed by Wes Peden.

Teruki is juggling russians, Yuri and Patrik are juggling Play Sil-X balls The rings are Mr. Babache and the clubs are Henrys Delphins.

The music is by Pogo and Errand boy.

don’t forget to subscribe to patrik and yuri. i’ll post it ehre when luki gets an account.…

Dance You Into The Sunlight

Monday, August 17th, 2009
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I’ve been searching for a way to address the recent death of Michael Jackson. He was the first performer to truly amaze and inspire me. This blog post by Ill Doctrine sifts through all the confusion surrounding this amazing life and relates it to our own modern youtube-obsessed culture.

Vulcan tech blog #4

Sunday, August 16th, 2009

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hundreds of juicy concepts from the crazies in San Francisco.

Word on the street is…
Poki and Brian are working on a hoop isolation DVD.

Quality advertising: Guy Catches Laptop with his Butt

Friday, August 14th, 2009

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Friday fun = Highbrow manipulation.

Sakari – Les tit less

Tuesday, August 11th, 2009

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Phenomenally good 3 club juggling from Sakari (Saku) from Finland.
He was featured in Peapot’s JuggleDoll DVD.

Contact Juggling in Kielce

Tuesday, August 11th, 2009
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Searcher1986 has released the video that I’ve been waiting for someone to make for years. Great tutting combinations, good full-body illusions, tight bodyrolls.
I thought Colin would release something like this; but he’s been beaten to it.
Thanks to rec.juggling for the link

Dimitri – Contact juggling (in Canada!)

Sunday, August 9th, 2009

‘The Fluid Druid’ from Flame Oz at the Ottawa Buskerfest on August 1, 2009.
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Dimitri is a good friend of the Ministry and we are glad to hear he is still enjoying the jet-set world travelling performer lifestyle :) He is also featured in the fantastically good In Isolation DVD.

More Dimitri goodness.

8 polo balls

Friday, August 7th, 2009
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hey! 😀
I was boring at home and decided to do this little clip with 8 polo balls (80mm). I’m a little out of training, and my hands were very wet (it’s TOO hot here =__=) please forgive some little imperfections :) hope you like it! :)