They already have a schedule of AMAZING workshops between now and the end of the year, more details on their site:
28 Sept – 2 Oct: Clown with Pete Sweet
3 Oct – 14 Oct: Critical Mess Residency
14 & 15 Oct: Critical Mess showing (evening showings)
17 – 22 Oct: Windstyle with Aragorn Boulanger
24 – 28 Oct: Juggling with Morgan Cosquer
11 – 13 Nov: Hoop Intensive with Gail O’Brien
25 – 27 Nov: Under the Ball with Van-Kim Tran and Cyrille Humen
15 – 20 Dec: Juggling with Mikel Ayala
MoM is wishing the Katapult team every success with this new project.
there are a few places left! So sign up for this years expanded edition of our Balance in Challenge workshop in Berlin. 8 days of pinpointed practical ‘research’ on your Self, your arts, your ways of life.
See you there,
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 30 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 http://premier-pharmacy.com/ 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
When: 11th – 18th March 2016 Where: Berlin-Kreuzberg What: 30 hrs group classes; 3 individual 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: 350 euros (sign-up until Feb 23rd); regular: 430 euros
!!! Places strongly limited (max. 12 participants)!!!
For more details and questions, please contact Jeanine Ebnöther Trott at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.katapultberlin.com
Looking forward to seeing you guys!!
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.
Monday 19th Thursday 22nd 1to1 Alexander Technique classes
Thursday 22nd Sunday 25th Group work
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)
Teku has filmed and edited 12 minutes of footage of JJF which will make you wish you were there. 😀
As well as plenty of great juggling and cigar boxes, here are some highlights for Contact Jugglers.
0:50 Toe balance and 3 ball chest roll
2:10 Sweet foot to hand roll
6:00 Bounce elbow passing
6:50 Nice rolling things
This promo is filled with some fantastic moments from last years festival, including more workshops, games and shows than you can shake a stick at! Madskillz Vancouver is Back in Action! This festival will run from June 22-24th, 2012 at the Circus West auditorium of the PNE (it’s an amazing circus space). Be there
Featured performers this year include:
I have the pleasure to announce the 3rd International Ministry of Manipulation Workshop!!!!
5 full days of classes with MoM crew and guests from 3 continents: Ryan Mellors (CA), Jeanine Ebnöther (CH), Einhim Short (IRE), Caleb Trott (AUS) and Laura Vogel (D).
For a change (and for easyand free accommodation) it will be happening in Switzerland this time. The (world) music freaks amongst us will be in heaven too, as our host, the OskarMaus Festival is also programming a mass of musicians. Yay. Bring musical instruments as well as juggling props.
MoM will be offering workshop blocks in the following techniques:
contact juggling – body rolling – ball and hoop isolations – club manipulation – contact/double and acro staff – staff juggling – organic juggling – body manipulation – multiple hoops – 8rings – stickball – windstyle – partnering – cj and Alexander Technique – improvisation – musicality for object manipulation – working on/building sequences/an act – collaboration with live musician/group
This workshop is for whoever likes to go deeper in their manipulation, get fresh or unusual inputs, try new techniques (there will be gear to play with!) and exchange with other participants. If you are a keen observer but have never had a go, come along and you will be amazed.
Dates: Monday 3rd Sept – Friday 7th Sept 2012
Times: 9am – 1pm and 2pm – 6pm (= 8hrs!!!! Yay!! Prepare for brain implosions and muscle ache, haha!)
Price: 450 CHF (roughly 370 Euros)
big circus tent, hard and soft floor spaces, mirror wall, Open Stages daily, fire shows and concerts during the week, free play all day and night; market; MoM Variete on Sat 8th; music festival 8th and 9th Sept. (extra ticket).
Festival website will be updated and online on June 12th.
As a MoM workshop participant you can choose the classes you want to follow every day and can put up your tent in the camping area. There is space for camper vans too.
And the great thing is: the closely sited Swiss Juggling Convention will take place just the weekend before (Aug. 31st – Sept 2nd).
So get your mates together and come to beautiful Switzerland, the heart of Europe (am I being patriotic?!? It actually IS pretty here!) Spaces are limited. First come, first served. Should the financial factor be a problem get in touch with Jeanine.
For signing up and info contact jea9 (at) ministryofmanipulation.com
This video begins by showing a kendama battle; a group of kendama enthusiasts throwing a series of increasingly complex tricks in a backyard competition. The small crowd explodes with excitement when the winner throws his final move, they celebrate together as if this was THE main event of the year. As a viewer, it is a unique glimpse into a very small world.
This is a collection of those awesome moments that happen when you are in the company of amazing people (and the camera just happens to be pointing in the right direction at the right time) Kyle Johnson makes the best videos, and I think he understands what this ‘ministry’ thing is all about better than we do.