Archive for January, 2010

Igor Zaripov – Aerial Straps

Saturday, January 30th, 2010
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Incredibly graceful, incredibly strong, actually really beautiful Aerial Straps from the ‘World Champion’ Straps artist, Igor Zaripov. I love watching this… you see something you’ve seen done before on straps, and then you blink and realise he is doing it the hard way, slowly and gracefully. Beautiful. Well done that man.

New Stuff from our amazing contributors

Saturday, January 30th, 2010

The people we’ve taken on as guest contributors over the years are awesome people.
When Kyle, Wes Peden, Moon, or MCP make a new video, you know it’s going to be good.

So this is a thank you, from me (Ryan) to the rest of the M.o.M crew. You guys rock, seriously. Thanks for stopping in and adding your favorite stuff here on M.o.M and thanks for your commitment to your disciplines. You are all phenomenal artists and we want to see more of you here!

Click below for 4 videos (never posted here before) reminding you why our contributors are awesome.

Hula Hoop – On a Pole

Friday, January 29th, 2010
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This is mad new style hooping, of yes, awesome. Not quite sure of the name of the girl yet, apart from Jane, been trying to find out if she was supposed to be at the Sydney Juggling Convention.

Anyway, she does mad awesome hooping on a pole, so that you get the low space underneath you, she uses that to great effect, makes the pole do hoop, does pancakes and beautiful juggling transitions and owns some of the old style Bob Branson hoop rolling… Epic, watch it.

The Pantalooneys win a Hoopie

Monday, January 25th, 2010

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Fellow Bristolians, the super fun Pantalooneys have won a well earned Hoopie, the “Performance of the Year Hoopie Award 2010”. Dang, the hooping community is so organised. You can see the rest of the 2010 winners here.

Friday Fun: Who’s That Guy?

Friday, January 22nd, 2010
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Clip from Trigger Happy TV, a hidden camera TV series from the UK.

I wanna know who Dom Joly gives that cash to…

Okotanpe – another busking bootleg (you haven’t seen yet)

Wednesday, January 20th, 2010

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When you are on Youtube late at night and you are searching through the latest contact juggling uploads (searching for unknown gold), there is nothing more exciting than stumbling onto a bootleg clip of Okotanpe. Shot by some random guy visiting Japan, he thought this ‘crystal ball thing’ was pretty rad and so he filmed it and put the clip on Youtube for everyone to enjoy. I hope he left a nice tip.

Okotanpe’s isolations are tight, and the multiball progression from 2-6 balls is clean with quick changes. Respect to the random tourist in Japan too; he has a steady shot and even manages some nice close-ups.

“Intrinsic Self”- A Short Documentary

Monday, January 18th, 2010
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This is a nicely put together small documentary that I would like to see as a large one on object manipulation in general. It features interviews with a few spinners and jugglers from the San Francisco Bay Area of California,  on their favorite subject of fire and object manipulation.

I especially like Jordan’s realization about his life. : )

Tony Duncan – Multiball contact juggling

Friday, January 15th, 2010

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Tony Duncan is the father of contact juggling in Japan. He was teaching and performing these techniques in the country before most people had even heard of Michael Moschen. He won an IJA Gold medal with a one ball contact juggling act in 1994, which included an over-the-head roll and other bodyrolling/butterfly techniques which he had been working on since the late 70’s. Dawn recently returned from TurboFest in Quebec, and she brought back this great clip of his uniquely excellent palmspinning style.

When I joined the forums @ in 2001, there was a collection of user submitted videos from the ‘early days of contact juggling…’ back when people were still trying to figure out minor variations on Moschen’s crystal ball routine. But amongst the collection of clips was a collection of 5 files from a Japanese user named Aotaku. I compiled the clips and released them HERE. The Aotaku videos showed some highly advanced multiball techniques using 2.5mm silicon balls, including separated 3ball palmspinning and other variations that were far more technically advanced than anything else available on the site at the time. Aotaku dissapeared completely, and there was no way to get more info on this rare and beautiful palmspinning style. All we had was 5 clips, and each file was named “palmspinning4tonyduncan1.mpg, palmspinning4tonyduncan2.mpg, etc…
Now it makes sense.

Picaso Jr. – Ping pong juggling

Friday, January 15th, 2010
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wow wow wow!

I had not heard of Picaso Jr. til now, but apparently he was awarded the Silver Clown from the Festival du Cirque de Monte Carlo!

He does ping pong balls and paddle juggling as well as up to six plates in a shower type of pattern.

Looks like a great show!

This link is his act with his father Gran Picaso at the International Circus Festival of Budapest in which they won Bronze.

Yancarlos Sanchez: Kalimba beatbox

Thursday, January 14th, 2010
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From Youtube:

This is Me doing what I love :) Playing Kalimba and making sounds with my mouth beatboxing.

Sorry this is not Rihanna,50 cent or justin timberlake :(
:) is an original :)

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Buugeng – Dai @ Flow Temple (&Moschen)

Monday, January 11th, 2010

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The recent commercial availability of Buugeng (curved staffs) has lead to an explosion of new performances and styles with this unique prop. (above performer: Dai)
The first time I had seen this kind of manipulation was in “Michael Moshen, In Motion” (video of his act below) but a google seach on “buugeng” reveals almost no history? No wikipedia page? I’m curious about the roots of this discipline, anyone who knows anything more should respond in the comments.

Straight outta Vulcan!

Sunday, January 10th, 2010

New videos!

Bri is one of the fun, creative minds from The Prop Box (which is a unit in The Vulcan building). She also makes wind-up toys. : )

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Ballspinning, shes bringing it back.