Archive for the ‘Balance’ Category

Balance in Challenge Workshop Nov 9th – 15th by Peter Sweet and Jea9

Monday, September 1st, 2014

Hi everybody!
For all of you who missed the fabulous first BnC workshop in Berlin: this is your chance to sign up and play and challenge yourself for an entire week!!!
Be quick, we can only host a small group (max. 12 participants).
Cheers, Jea9

Balance in Challenge is an intensive program designed to expand your awareness, deepen your understanding of your own movement and provide you with tools for staying present under pressure.

In three one-on-one Alexander Technique lessons, we will work with you on improving your basic coordination by quieting extra tension and energizing your system towards a dynamic state of poise. In 18 hours of group classes we will explore exercises from physical theatre, clowning, martial arts, dance and juggling. Within this playground, we will observe how each of our ways of moving affects everything that we do. We will challenge you to keep breathing, stay grounded and respond to many situations with ease.

This is NOT a workshop about learning tricks, dance moves or clowning. BUT it will present you with powerful tools to develop HOW you move, dance, juggle, perform and live in the world. Come prepared to play at your own ‘edges’, the places just on the borders of your comfort zones. Ideal for actors, dancers, circus performers and anyone who is interested in the relationship between movement, health and expression. No experience required.

“It is no exaggeration to say that the insights I gained will stay with me forever, enriching my personal and professional development.” Liam Wilson Juggler/Artist

“I had the feeling the workshop brought back what I once knew and now have forgotten.” Henning Fischer MD

When: 9th – 15th November 2014
Where: Berlin-Kreuzberg
What: 6 times 3hrs group classes (afternoon); 3 private Alexander Technique lessons
For whom: actors, dancers, circus performers and anyone interested
Level: all levels; no experience required. The group classes are mainly taught in English. Translation possible into German and French.
Price: early-bird price: 275 euros (sign-up until Oct 10th); regular: 325 euros
!!! Places strongly limited (max. 12 participants)!!!

For more details and questions, please contact Jeanine Ebnöther Trott at contact@jeanine.ch or call 0041 76 441 59 81
Looking forward to seeing you guys!!!

Throw Joy – Wes Peden

Sunday, June 8th, 2014
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More info and full 53 minute video here!
http://www.wespeden.com/?page_id=8

Throw Joy is 53 minutes of sledgehammer hitting ice-cream cake. The result of 561 days spent making 6 clubs tricks, strapping cameras to trees, and filling 8 juggling notebooks with questionable ideas. The video not only includes the most hardcore juggling Wes has ever done with balls, clubs, and rings but keyboards, chairs, tripods, paintings, and wine bottles are also recklessly thrown skyward. After 24 years on earth and 19 years of juggling, Wes finally has the freedom to make a hula hoop out of clubs! Bon appetite!

Throw Joy contents:

-BVLLS!
-Catching chair with head
-Wes’ best 3 club trick
-You’ve never seen 7 like this
-New 6 club tricks
-The death of ring juggling
-5 clubs #€%&
-Please clean the room
-Stilts
– P’s
– 9’s
– Snowmen!
– T’s
– Giant Tricks (incudes 5 bouquet backcrosses)

Workshop – Balance in Challenge – Berlin May 19-25th

Thursday, May 8th, 2014

Balance in Challenge – A workshop in applied Alexander Technique

May 19th – 25th, 2014
With Peter Sweet and Jeanine Ebnother Trott

This is a highly personalized workshop. You will have the opportunity to develop a rich understanding of your own movement patterns and acquire a set of tools for reducing tension in any activity. In three one­-on­-one Alexander Technique  lessons,  we  will  work  with  you  on  improving  focus,  equilibrium  and  the  ability  to  stay  present. Throughout the 18 hours of group class we will provide situations that allow you to test your own limits, step out of your comfort zones and see how you react to a variety of challenges. Exploring simple exercises from physical theater,  martial  arts,  dance  and  juggling  (no  previous  experience  required)  we  will  observe  how  a  heightened sense of ease can help us learn skills, interact with other people and connect with an audience.

To conclude the workshop, you will be encouraged to apply the tools that you have studied throughout the week to an activity of your choice, be it your stage act, a skill or even something as simple as sweeping the floor or riding a bicycle.

 

Schedule:

Monday 19th ­ Thursday 22nd ­ 1­to­1 Alexander Technique classes
Thursday 22nd ­ Sunday 25th ­ Group work
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This  workshop  is  given  at  a  special  introductory  price  to  celebrate  the  beginning  of  the  Katapult  workshop schedule. Places  are  limited  to  12  and  are  allotted  strictly  on  a  first­come,  first­serve  basis.  The  non­member workshop  price  includes  registration  and  7  full  day  training  tickets  at  the  Katakomben  (http://www.katakomben-berlin.de)

Price: 135€ online signup / 150€ email registration, cash payment on the door + (45€ for non­Katakomben members)

For teacher information and registration, visit:
www.katapultberlin.com
www.petersweet.com
www.jeanine.ch

Joe Adani, the Human Billard Table 1935

Thursday, April 17th, 2014

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Joe Adani, the Human Billard Table, contact juggling in 1935.
British Pathe have just uploaded 85 000 videos to youtube, here are some vintage jugglers.

68 Domino Techniques

Monday, August 5th, 2013
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Domino technique evolved.

Namer Golan – Ball on the head juggling

Monday, July 8th, 2013
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My friend Namer sent me this video today. Crazy variations on head balances.

Kilian Martin Navarro – skateboarding in India

Friday, May 3rd, 2013

Amazing skills, beautifully filmed.
Wow, I really admire this guy’s balance… and his amazing agility with his board.

Nick Laffey – Let It Die

Monday, April 22nd, 2013
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Nick Laffey has a wonderful obsession with trying to eliminate all throws from his club juggling patterns and replacing them all with balances and clever manipulations. I think it is great.

I’m not sure if Midtown Greenway got posted here, but it should have been. Same with the wierd slowmo clip. I can’t stop watching it. So great.

Nick Laffey

 

EJC 2013 Teaser

Thursday, February 7th, 2013
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If you’re thinking to be there, probably this video will kill all your doubts.
Brilliant teaser for the most important event in 2013!

27th July – 3rd August, Toulouse

see you there? :)

Liaison Carbone – Les Objets Volants

Friday, December 28th, 2012

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Liaison Carbone, is a new spectacle by the French company “Les Objets Volants”, showing next month in Reims, 22, 24 and 25 January 2013.
“Carbon Bond” (Is our translation of the title, but we’re not so hot at translating French, so please forgive us if it is incorrect.)

“After 4 years of teaching experience as a professor at the Academy Fratellini referent, Denis Paumier adventure continues with its alumni. This project brings together five young jugglers around the tradition of juggling and juggling new avenues of language.
Over the tables, performers explore the properties of objects of various shapes: balls, clubs, rings and other like so many atoms that assemble into molecules, to become animate matter.”

Wow. Art and skill! Those big shiney metal spirals look like fun to play with.

Water on Mars (Trailer) Tony Pezzo Patrik Elmnert Wes Peden

Saturday, November 24th, 2012
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Hey guys, Here’s the new project. My homies know how to juggle!

Download full 45 minute video plus 25 minute bonus here! http://www.wespeden.com/?page_id=8

Water on Mars is a compilation sequence by jugglers Tony Pezzo, Patrik Elmnert, and Wes Peden. The video presents routines, patterns, and tricks the 3 have been developing for the past 3 years. The project was motivated by good tricks, good angles, and the possibilities for prop transitions when you have extremely competent assistants. The video contains 81 new patterns, the 5 club diamond lock, an upside down albert triplex, an 11 club pirouette, the best 5 ring routine alive, and synchronized 7 clubs.

Main feature: 45 minutes
Bonus Live show video: 25 minutes
Price: 15€
File format .MOV
File size. 2.6 GB

La Boite à Musique

Saturday, November 10th, 2012

A short film by Guillaume CHENIER, mixing history, fantasy and acrobatic performance, made by encounters and carried thanks to the passion of everybody Guillame met.
A project of 11 months of work, for 11 minutes of images.
Made in France BORDEAUX.
The “Ballerina” Chloe BAPPEL
The jumper Echassier: Christopher COURNAU
The outfielder Gloria VILLAVICENCIO
The Juggler: Guillaume CHENIER

Director / Screenplay: Guillaume CHENIER
Assistant Director: Vincent GILETA
Framing: Arnaud Proust and Thibaut TORRES
Script: Maya SAFADI
Editing: Arnaud PROUST
Taking his studio, Sound Editing, Mixing: Adrien Gesta-Fline
Generic calibration and Fabien TARGARYAN
generic illustration Chloe BAPPEL
Board: Vincent GILETA
Installation Technique: Vivien POUYANNE and Nicolas GAUDE
Sound and musical arrangements: ALARM-Fline Adrien horlaprod.net
Music: ROUSTABOUT – Beats Antique

A big thanks to:

Halle des Douves
In the Adrenaline Company for these strings and these crazy possibilities
A mayor of Bordeaux
A Ecole de Cirque de Bordeaux
A Chloé, Vincent and Thibaut for photos
Group Beats Antique for letting us use one of their songs.

CONTACT:

Guillaume CHENIER: http://www.guiz-au-vent.com , chenier.guillaume@gmail.com
Chloé BAPPEL: chloe.bappel@live.fr
Christopher COURNAU: http://echassiersauteur.unblog.fr/
Gloria VILLAVICENCIO lavieonlair@gmail.com
Arnaud PROUST: arnaudproustmail@gmail.com
Adrien GESTA-FLINE: horlaprod.net
Fabien TARGARYAN: animaginium.com
Cie Adrénaline: http://www.facebook.com/pages/compagnie-adr%C3%A9naline/127943117283397
Vincent GILETA: vgileta64@gmail.com