Archive for September, 2010

Ember and Poki- The Button Wagon

Thursday, September 30th, 2010
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Poki and Ember as Button Wagon are former inhabitants of the Vulcan. They are currently touring and just returned from Taiwan where they were performing with Mr. OM! Poki just performed at the Portland Juggling Festival and they will both be in the main show at the first Durango Juggling Festival in Colorado.  These guys are great performers with awesome skills, their first performance of this act was at my house in the Prop Box Studio and it was super inspiring. If you can, GO SEE THEM!

Genki Sudo – “Mind Shift”

Tuesday, September 28th, 2010
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Brain explosion! I will now dedicate my life to walking like this.  The song is Mind Shift by Genki Sudo (Genki was apparently a professional boxer (the punching kind)  in japan (link, he starts boxing & dancing at 1:28) before releasing an electro-pop albulm “World Order”. Does anything make sense anymore? Genki apparently choreographed the dance, wrote the music and lyrics, and sang the song).

I’ve had zero luck digging up any info (video/info/history)  and I don’t know who the other dancers are. Help would be appreciated, post in the comments if you know if they are identified by another name.  The style is similar to Umin (LINK) (LINK) , i wouldn’t be surprised if they were related.

Anton Launay – Hoop Manipulation

Tuesday, September 28th, 2010
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Awesome hoop manipulation (bodyrolls! Isolations! mutlihoops!) and contact juggling from Anton Launay of Brussels

Yay hoop isolations!

Recommended balls for 1 ball Contact Juggling

Sunday, September 26th, 2010

YouTube Preview Image Dawn (with a bit of help from Ryan and Drew) has put together this video, aimed at beginner contact jugglers, which discusses the different ball options available for 1 ball contact juggling.
Jea9 balls – 125mm/5″ mister babache Stage ball
Acrylic balls, 75mm, 100mm and 120mm (3″/4″ and 4.75″)
100mm/4″ Hard stage balls
100mm/4″ Stage balls (squidgy)
100mm/4″ Sil-X balls
Wooden balls
Fushigi balls (sorry for mentioning the f-word)
An Orange
Tennis ball and a
Tea cup.


Friday Fun: Rainbow Cocktails

Friday, September 24th, 2010

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Rainbow Cocktails.
Incredible bartending trick, pouring a rainbow of drinks.

Hisui- Buugeng

Friday, September 24th, 2010
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Great shapes with two sets of Buugeng!

Hisui performing at the Open Stage at The EN Fire Festival posted by Yuta along with many other videos including one of Okotanpe with iso sticks and a ball.

“The 4 Basic Isolations” – new Hoop Isolation workshop video.

Tuesday, September 21st, 2010

Ryan Mellors has just released a 30 minute hoop manipulation tutorial video/workshop called “The 4 Basic Isolations”.

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It is only $5 to download until October 1st.  Highly recommended for all people interested in hoop manipulation.

Click here for more info.

Home of currently have Isolation hoops in stock.

Friday Fun- Bananashigi!

Saturday, September 18th, 2010
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It’s sweeping the nation! Order yours today!

Friday Fun- This is Clyde

Friday, September 17th, 2010
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Beards and Manipulation! What a good day!

My friend Mike Byington made this, if your into high level toss juggling check him out.

Friday Fun: Dancing at the Movies

Friday, September 17th, 2010
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Youtube Link

If this doesn’t make you smile, you probably you should to smile more easily….

Hosuke- Poi

Friday, September 17th, 2010
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New contact poi tricks from Japan.

He’s got moves and this is his first poi video : )

Chris Anderson: How web video powers global innovation

Thursday, September 16th, 2010
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TED’s Chris Anderson says the rise of web video is driving a worldwide phenomenon he calls Crowd Accelerated Innovation — a self-fueling cycle of learning that could be as significant as the invention of print. But to tap into its power, organizations will need to embrace radical openness.

Does a nice job of explaining the phenomenon that we’ve all been watching, the explosion of online video = the explosion of awesome new juggling styles and techniques.