Boris Panfilenok Gentleman juggler

An old favourite juggling act style.

Dawn sent me this video of a really good performance of hat and multiple object manipulation.

Lovely character, lovely presentation, good fun… I loved it.

The comments say the following: Same act 30 years previous without the rings. Just shows that with constant practice age refines skill. Boris Panfilenok is in a class with the very best jugglers alive today, maybe the very best jugglers who have ever lived. The most impressive part of the act is how he never departs from his likable, but dated, character and carries on right through several drops. Great presentation skills. Would love to see a “modern” character do the same.

Enjoy!

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

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!

I have an Orange Ball

A while ago, A nice Brazilian man gave me an orange ball, and in return I promised a video of me using said ball.

I was slack, and took ages. Sorry about that… ANyway, this video also gives a taste of what is coming up in the workshops I’m organising around the UK at the moment.

Nik makes awesome videos. you should get him to make yours too. SRSLY. Such a good eye, and really able to express through his editing. Love it.

Kinaesthetics and Body-Object Manipulation Workshop with Eimhin

Kinesthetics and body-object manipulation: A week of workshops and research with Eimhin Shortt

Eimhin sent me this today:

Berlin June 6th-12th @Berlin

This event will provide a platform for some ‘serious’ fun and learning…

Beginning with an introduction to proportion and bodily geometrics we will move through the week developing both a simultaneously conceptual and physical understanding of the bodily space, how this space and the movement in it is affected by an object, and how to interact with an object in such a way that we come closer to the ‘body-object mean’, the balance of both so that the manipulator is also manipulated in a mutual interaction of skilled means.

Now doesn’t that sound scarily serious!?

Serious indeed, for what will effectively be a whole lot of spinning around, rolling around on the floor, throwing your body and other things, copying objects and figuring out how to shift force from a to b by progressively more efficient means. Don’t be put off by the ‘lingo’…
If you are into dance, object-manipulation, physical theatre or anything remotely related to these fields then this could be very interesting for you, if you’re into philosophy, science, mathematics or spirituality it will also be interesting for you. (;Its an inter-esse-t’ing;)

There will be two sessions each day, workshops from 12-3 and a later research/collaborative-jam sessions from 6-8.

There is a daily fee for the space (I’m trying to sort it for free but so far its €5/day) and after that donations for my efforts are welcome, how much or how little is up to you and if you can’t afford anything you’re still welcome. Similar workshops normally cost around €100-200 depending on the facilitator. Space is limited so please contact if you’ll be coming along:

involuteconduit(at)gmail(dot)com

Eimhin can help you wake up your warp drives too. This looks ACE, so it does. The more people initiated into the ‘Crew’, the better. 😀

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

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!