Archive for April, 2011

Teruki Okamoto- Play for Japan (Benefit)

Friday, April 29th, 2011

This video benefits those effected by the earthquake and tsunami in Japan. It is 20 minutes long, including club, ring, ball manipulation.

The video is 700 Yen ( about 8.85 USD or 5.80 EUR ).

To buy/donate go to TerukiOkamoto.com

Teruki:

” Packing my recent research of complex clubs manipulation, beautiful rings shaping, smooth moving with balls, and develop new concept with new props.”

I bought it. I liked all of the new ring stuff. : )

Workshop: Ed in ‘Burgh. [/There is no Crew]

Thursday, April 28th, 2011

New Dimensional Movement and Manipulation Exploration Masterclass with Ed

When: 28th – 29th May 2011

4 x 2hour workshops. 2 workshops per day, in the afternoon.

Workshop 1 = Posture, body/spatial awareness, efficiency in movement, analysing movement, Balance.
Workshop 2 = Speed Control
Workshop 3 = Waves
Workshop 4 = Illusion disguised as Contact Juggling. Warp Drive Installation session.

Individual Workshop cost: £15
All 8 Hours Workshop cost: £50
With enough interest, Prices will decrease.

Numbers limited to 25

Venue: TBC, Edinburgh, Scotland

Booking Info: Send me an email, and I’ll send you more details. :)

What will be taught:
1 = The base code. Re-introducing people to themselves, how they move, and how to use it to our advantage. Your body is a prop too.
2 = How to stop, move slow, and move faster.
3 = Waves are more than just a dance. They go pretty deep too. I’ll help you understand them better.
4 = Illusion style Contact juggling. How to hold any prop, and make it look interesting. How to keep things still, move around things, and move things. Mind over matter.

Time to see what’s really going on! These techniques translate very easily to other areas of manipulation and performance, so even if people aren’t into contact juggling, you’ll still take away a huge amount of invaluable knowledge from the workshops. I’ll install your ‘Warp Drive’, and make sure it’s functioning correctly. You won’t see things the same way again.

Come play, and Join the Crew that isn’t!

Prop Box Chronicles #9

Tuesday, April 26th, 2011
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Some cool tricks in Prox Box Chronicles #9 (thanks to Kyle for the edit!). Table Juggling Ftw. nice diabolo stuff.

Ball on the head – iMark in Berlin

Sunday, April 24th, 2011
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iMark is one of the administrators at www.contactjuggling.org and he is generally a pretty awesome dude (he sent me and several other dotorg members a nice shiny 100mm acrylic. Thanks iMark. I made him a 2 Dots video as a thank you.

Anyways… i really liked this clip of him that was put together by Elsie.

He really does walk around like this all day. Really.

Spike Jonze Presents: Lil Buck and Yo-Yo Ma

Wednesday, April 20th, 2011
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C9jghLeYufQ

thanks to Thomas Arthur for showing me this clip.  Dance and Cello collaboration done at an extremely high level of skill.

Spherical Movements – Hoop – Silvia Pavone

Tuesday, April 19th, 2011


Relaxing video with great Hula Hooping by Silvia Pavone. Check her blog and website for more info.
Love the cartwheel at 2:22.
Also love it wen videos colour co-ordinate with this website so well!

How is a fushigi ball like an orange?

Monday, April 18th, 2011

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Dawns helpful beginners video will hit 1/4 million views this week!
From the comments:

Thanks for showing how you can use a common household item to learn contact juggling. My stepson has been nagging for a Fushigi ball and once he saw this he decided he didn’t need any special ball to learn.
Thanks again!

YouTube – How is a fushigi ball like an orange?.
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Genki Sudo – MACHINE CIVILIZATION

Wednesday, April 13th, 2011
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Everything about this is amazing and overwhelming. the group tutting sequences are just unreal. Words cannot express enough appreciation for Genki Sudo and World Order.

From Youtube (english translation below):

「MACHINE CIVILIZATION」/WORLD ORDER
作詞:須藤元気  作曲:須藤元気/ Takashi Watanabe
Group name is 「WORLD ORDER」,Music by Genki Sudo /Takashi Watanabe, Words by Genki Sudo
http://www.crnavi.jp/company.html(Crystal Navigation Inc.)

い ま日本で起きている地震、津波、原発という前代未聞の震災は今後、どのようにでも変わると思います。そこで僕なりにメッセージを届けようとWORLD  ORDERで表現しました。この災害は文明の転換点となるものだと捉えています。世界の人々が現状の社会、経済、政治のシステムに対して地球と共存する変 革の時期が来たと

­思います。出来事と言うのは中立です。この深い闇の中をさまよう僕らですが一人一人が恐れを手放し前向きに事と向かい合えばどんなことでも乗り越えられると信じています。­世界は変わりません。僕ら一人一人が変わるのです。そうすれば世界が変わります。夜明け前の夜は一番暗いもの。人類にとって本当の輝かしい朝を迎えるためにみんなで立ち上­がりましょう。 WE ARE ALL ONE

mp3フリーダウンロード:
http://www.genkisudo.net/dw_file/WORLDORDER_MACHINE%20CIVILIZATION.zip

須藤元気

Many disasters are ongoing in Japan; earthquakes, Tsunami, and nuclear accidents. These unprecedented things may be able to change however from now. That’s why I expressed through World Order to convey some message to you on my own way. I see these accidents will become a turning point of civilization. I think the time of revolution is coming, where people in the world coexist with this planet against the system of modern society, economy and politics.
Any accident is neutral. Although we are straying around this deep darkness, I believe we can get through anything when each of us can let go of our fear and face things positively.
The world won’t change on its own. We do change one by one. That makes the world change. The darkness just before the dawn is deepest. So, we do rise up together to greet the brilliant morning truly coming for the human beings.
WE ARE ALL ONE

Genki Sudo

mp3 free download:
http://www.genkisudo.net/dw_file/WORLDORDER_MACHINE%20CIVILIZATION.zip

Bri & Brian- Partner Juggling

Thursday, April 7th, 2011

This is a super quality video of my housemates Bri Crabtree and Brian Thompson doing their ball juggling routine. They have put a ton of time into researching new weird passing patterns and tricks, and the result is this!

 

Lego Ship in a Bottle

Tuesday, April 5th, 2011

YouTube Preview ImageJulia Morley spent a week of planning, 3 days of building and many expletives to build a lego ship in a bottle! Yay.

Felipe Mansilla – “Subterranio”

Tuesday, April 5th, 2011
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Wavey dubstep contact flow from Felipe Mansilla.  He is currently celebrating a great day on facebook because many people are responding to his recent video post. He writes in the chat:

i remember
one day i saw mom
and i say
one day i will be there
..
i remember that in this moment
aragorn talk to me today
and say that he saw moving with emotion
and that i break the technique and touch something that many jugglers are looking for
and became a state of mind

 

Check out his youtube profile here
http://www.youtube.com/user/esferadecristal

Jacob Tonski – Balance Study

Monday, April 4th, 2011


A video studying balance, isolated from a fixed horizon, inspired by disorienting episodes in life. Made by Jacob Tonski in 2008, if you liked this, his other videos on Vimeo are also worth a look.