Archive for June, 2011

Thai Iced Tea (awesome pouring skills)

Thursday, June 23rd, 2011
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Graceful display of pouring techniques from the Chatuchak Weekend Market in Thailand.

From youtube:

Watch in HD!!! Largest Market in Thailand that covers 35 acres which sits in the Bangkok metropolitan area. It contains upwards of 5,000 stalls and this is just one of them where these guys make great Thai iced tea…
*edit
In Malaysia its called Teh Tarik. I have been getting various emails from different people stating this practice of making tea like this is actually from Malaysia. Many locals when I visited this market just stated it was Thai iced tea, I appreciate everyone’s feedback on this

 

thanks my buddy Mark from Portland for the link ;) Mark is heading up for a visit to MADSKILLZ VANCOUVER happening next weekend. woot woot.

Claudia Oddi – Juggling and Club Manipulation

Friday, June 17th, 2011

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Cute club manipulation and juggling video with cute tune, featuring by Claudia Oddi of Circo Sonámbulos.
The tune is Her Morning Elegance / Oren Lavie .
Enjoy, Drew

Workshop: Manc UnitEd – [/There is no Crew]

Wednesday, June 15th, 2011

New Dimensional Movement and Manipulation.

Same plans as Edinburgh, really, just a bit more central/south.

Preliminary Infos, Subject to change:

When: 23-24 July 2011

4 x 2hour workshops.

Workshop 1 = Posture, body 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: £12
All 8 Hours Workshop cost: £40

Numbers limited to 20? Subject to change.

Venue: Antwerp Mansion, Manchester, UK

Booking Info: Email, Face, carrier pigeon, make it be known :)

What I will be teaching:

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 wake up and see what’s really going on! These techniques translate very easily to other areas of manipulation and performance. It’s no longer about what the ball is doing, it’s about what you are doing. no matter what prop you use, you’re there… I’ll install your Warp Drive, and make sure it’s functioning correctly. You won’t see things the same way again.

There is no Crew, and the UK is UnitEd!

Unleash your Fingers

Tuesday, June 14th, 2011
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Finger-tutting from JayFunk (Los Angeles). Filmed in Paris (promo for Samsung)

 

Tommaso Panagrosso

Saturday, June 11th, 2011
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Breathless performance by Tommaso Panagrosso.
Amazing control. I’ve seen him live (and performed with him too)..truly stunning skills.

enjoy!

Friday Fun: Budgie on a walking globe

Friday, June 10th, 2011

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Awwww, cute balancing budgie on a ball.
Option 2:
You’ve just watched a budgie trying to make the sexytimes with a tennis ball.

Thanks to everyone who sent this to us.

Jugglers are Obsolete VI – Flying Ball

Thursday, June 9th, 2011

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Non-Contact ball has built in video camera and Top Gun theme.
Forget practising, get a set of these babies and anyone could juggle 5 balls in one hand.
That MoM’s Christmas list sorted out, hint hint.
Edit: OMG its a real Magic Gravity Ball!! ;)

Kinect Graffiti™ – No Object Manipulation

Wednesday, June 8th, 2011


The kinect is a Microsoft camera that can sense motion in 3 dimensions.
Jean-Christophe Naour, a French Interaction Designer based in Seoul (South-Korea), has developed this awesome realtime visualisation software Kinect Graffiti™, which is crying out to be integrated with object manipulation and dance performances.
I can’t be the only manipulator who visualise the motion of my props like this.
Wow.

Respire cie Circoncentrique

Friday, June 3rd, 2011
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I always love people who use handheld lighting in their shows, and these guys do, but also lots of super cool stuff with balls of lots of different sizes….

Création 2011 cie Circoncentrique. Info: www.circoncentrique.com

 

Aragorn Boulanger, Clonakilty ’08

Thursday, June 2nd, 2011
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I have no words, I just feel waves. Thank you for sharing your movement with the world, AragoRn.
*inhales*
*exhales*
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