Archive for September, 2009

Lusine – “Two Dots”

Wednesday, September 30th, 2009

Cute, music video combining; acrylics, romance, animation and elementary algebra . These are a few of my favorite things.
File it under ball porn!

Britta Johnson (video director for Andrew Bird, among others) brings Lusines gorgeous new single Two Dots to life, illustrating the songs relationships-as-trigonometry analogy in an intricately animated video. In the clip, a pair of marbles—one blue, one yellow—engage in the timeless dance of seduction on a horizontal plain, mapping the ups and downs of a courtship through pencil-drawn geometric principles…

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Out Of Time

Wednesday, September 30th, 2009

Breakdance and free running combined. Quite a lot of randomness and mugging at the camera, and overuse of shadow/highlight effect, but the skillls on display (in Latvia) are amazing.

Pacman dancing with the ladies – “Tetris” tutting (& more duets)

Wednesday, September 30th, 2009
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Phillip Chbeeb (aka Pacman) has graced out blog many times before with some of the sickest waves and isolations in the business. His latest video is a mix of tutting and Nintendo (!) with Arielle Coker; choreographed in his signature style. Pacman duets are the best!

Click here for more of his duet performances with the ladies!

Sign Spinner Matt Doolan

Tuesday, September 29th, 2009
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I love sign spinning, cos it’s like plank spinning, which in turn is like staff spinning. Except you have a plastic sign instead of some other linear object. 2D object spinning, I’m all about it. Throwable, contactable, spinnable, it’s all possible, and there’s even a kick up in there.

I still wonder if they always remember to point the sign in the right direction when they stop spinning….

JCJC2 Komei Aoki

Monday, September 28th, 2009
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Oh how I wish this was in High Quality.

This video is Contact Juggling combined with popping style dance. Komei is brilliant.

Hence this video is absolutely choc full of win, but sadly lacking in film quality.

Also, Komei doesn’t practise to music, the music practises to Komei.

D.menza contact meteor

Sunday, September 27th, 2009
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A meteor video from a while ago, but only recently on youtube. It could have been posted here before, my memory goes, now I’m getting old and all.

Anyway, innovative new meteor done in a laid back style. I personally know D.menza has more awesome cartwheel tricks he can do. Nice to see someone just off exploring on their own.

Also it’s awesome. 😀

Les Objets Volants – Transparences

Saturday, September 26th, 2009
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Everyone should know that Les Objects Volants are ridiculously innovative, creative and skilled (Hence AWESOME) but if you don’t, here is a video to cement that opinion. I am a huge fan of anything combining physics with juggling and I think this does that, with a twist of a new illusion created because of it. I love it, I wish I’d thought of it, I’m going to watch it again and all the other videos on their website:

Friday Fun – Street performance in Athens

Friday, September 25th, 2009

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A bit of fun for a Friday morning. A dance battle with brilliant use of inflatable costumes!

Friday Fun: Little Girl Goes Fishing

Friday, September 25th, 2009
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This little girl is a direct descendent of Chuck Norris.

3 Japanese Jugglers

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009

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3 Japanese Jugglers? In one place? Can the world take such awesomeness? Well… Yes. Wait for a little while in this video and you are treated to some amazing bounce juggling and passing and some beautiful box patterns between them. There may even be contact juggling in it…

‘Question’ Handbalance.

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009
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Performed by Sergey Timofeev.
Directed by Taras Pozdnyakov.
Gold Medal at 29`th International Circus Festival “Cirque de Demain” (Paris, 2008).

Taras Pozdnyakov has some absolutely beautiful videos on youtube, highlighting his work as a circus director. He’s even choreographed my favourate hand to hand act, Duo Iroshnikov which I didn’t know till the ‘Das Model’ video made it’s rounds around juggling websites and facebook. Check out his other videos if you’re interested, they mostly contain novel props or prop use and appear to be named after the music. (In some cases)

In this video, he’s made a beautiful handbalance act, that features many things I haven’t seen before, including something I have desired to see for a long time, crossed arm hand balancing.

I want this guy to direct my new routine.

Manipulating cubes: day.1

Monday, September 21st, 2009
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Hi! :)
..this is a little vid showing the ideas I’m working on in this period with cubes. Nothing so complex (but respecting lines, trajectories and fixing cubes in space is not so simple.. :P), still no falls or diagonal translations (I’m not enough clean to show them). Even I’m not sure I’m on the right way, but advice and crytics are more than welcome! 😀 thanks for watching ^

hugs for all