Archive for March, 2011

Bach on a Glass Harp – Robert Tiso

Thursday, March 31st, 2011

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Toccata and fugue in D minor by J. S. Bach played on glass harp (musical glasses) by Robert Tiso. Enjoy.

Jugglers are Obsolete IV – Quadrotor

Wednesday, March 30th, 2011

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These 2 quad rotors can juggle 1 ball while flying. These robots will learn to juggle 3 balls before you learn to fly.
Lets face it, we human jugglers are nearly obsolete. via The Lady Ada

Loop – Share it all

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011

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Partner poi training video from the wonderful Loooop. Very nice folk, who have a cute act involving underpants, well worth seeing live if you get a chance.
We must have watched this about 20 times now, it definitely deserves a wider audience.
Thank you, François, Hanna, Tina & Thomas.
Smiles Drew

[/There Is No Crew]

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011

No video here, I apologise, but I have a dream.

I really cannot begin to express the magnitude at which teaching Movement and Contact juggling is enriching My life, and by doing so enriching further the lives of others right now.

It’s amazing. It feels FANTASTIC, and I want more. Watching ripples of inspiration pass from person to person is an amazing process to watch, and it’s exciting me so much to see where Illusion Based Contact is heading right now.

So, I want more. LOTS more. I want to teach the Fractal Method (TM) ;) to as many people as possible, and install warp drives (TM) in people’s minds, show people the wonderful things I see around me all the time, and see what is spawned as my visions are fused with someone else’s. I do have a sinister motive behind this, however, and that motive is that I am bored, and want people to play with. EVERYWHERE. as is the Nature of Fractals, I also learn a huge amount every time I teach this method, so by allowing me to teach you, you will be teaching me.

I call it [/There Is No Crew]. think ‘There is no spoon’. that’s how I see the possibilities of this mission, and f**k am I looking forward to the challenge. A crew is a tight net bunch of people, who know each other. they don’t need to speak to communicate and understand each other perfectly. they just know each other that well. they just know. they bounce off each other. they got each other’s back. they play together. they learn together. they are a pack. They are as a general rule limited to being in the same place, and so limited in size. f**k that, I say. scale doesn’t matter any more, it’s all the same thing, just bigger. and everyone knows bigger is better, right? (I learned one from the americans ;) )

So let’s do it. Let’s bounce. Me and You. Let’s come together and make a global manipulation Crew. Let’s blow up the current scene and make it new, refreshing, and exciting through and through. Let’s end the divides and build bridges anew. But I need your help with this project too. Let’s end this thought that There is no Crew.

I have masterclass workshops to give on Illusion concepts such as Time, Space, Gravity, Energy, Sound, Language/Communication and Mind over Matter, and how they affect Movement and Manipulation as a whole through the mathematical language of Fractals, Chaos, QED, special/general relativity and quantum theory, and just how damn easy it all is, and accessible to the complete beginner. I can teach alone, or I can teach alongside other people, to help make an event similar to the infamous Ministry Workshops we contact jugglers all know and love. I can teach one on one, at conventions, in circus schools, as a guest resident to improve the skillsets, awareness and in turn the learning abilities of your students all in one go. If they will learn, I will teach, simple as.

If you think you and the people in your area can handle a mind explosion of this magnitude (and judging by recent experience, that will happen), and you know of a space that will hold it. Tell me. Let’s Chat. We can make it happen. I will have you seeing the world as I do, as nothing more than a dance of forces, interacting with each other in a way that looks amazing to onlookers, and more importantly, FEELS great too. It’s true, contact jugglers do all eventually go mad. ;)

Have Workshops. Will Travel.

:D

Dragonstaff Promo – Allstaffs Practice

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011
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Valerie sent me this video. Josh, Valerie and Antti playing with heavy sticks.

I love the staff spinning ideas coming out of these guys. Valerie was also at the infamous berlin workshops, and I can see a massive change in her stylin’. Love it.

Takaaki Matsumura- 3 Rings

Monday, March 21st, 2011
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nuff said

Eimhin – INJUCO Gala show

Saturday, March 19th, 2011
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Um…

HEAVY.
That’s what happens when you do workshops people. yum.

Yuri Yamamura-3 Balls

Tuesday, March 15th, 2011
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So much style + tech

I am very happy to see Yuri is safe in Japan.

Eric Bates- Cigar Boxes 9

Monday, March 14th, 2011
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Mad new tricks! love the three in one hand stuff.

I was stoked to have Eric in my early, sparsely attended, contact juggling workshop at the St. Louis Juggling Festival this year. : )

The Sporthocker

Saturday, March 12th, 2011
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Basically the goal is to do tricks then sit down… but with style! Check this stuff out at Sporthocker.com

yes you can buy them.

” It is lightweight and tough, so you can do a lot of tricks and sit down comfortably.”

Beatritsche Baumann

Thursday, March 10th, 2011
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Another video from the students taught in Berlin.

I really like seeing the difference in Bea’s style, and how it’s evolved over the last few years. yum. more videos from Berlin?

MoM Reader Suggestion – freestyle football street act.

Tuesday, March 8th, 2011
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In Suggest a Link, BaruMonkey writes:

Foot juggling, and balancing, while doing some Chinese Pole stuff, on a lamppost!

 

Nice one! Thanks BaruMonkey!