Balance in Challenge Workshop 2016 – Peter Sweet and Jea9

Hello everybody,
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,
Jeanine

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 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 contact@jeanine.ch or visit www.katapultberlin.com
Looking forward to seeing you guys!!

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

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

A Foreigner at the Japan Juggling Festival 2012

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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

Madskillz Vancouver June 22-24th, 2012!

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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:

And Many More…

Can’t wait to see you and your skillz!

3rd International MoM Workshop in Switzerland

Dear jugglers/manipulators,

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 easy and 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

See you there 🙂
Jea9

The Good Life (of a Juggler)

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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.

Also, Canada boxes 🙂

Super Hooping Event, UK – SWHoop 2 – Next weekend

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If you’re in UK or Europe and into hooping there’s an event next weekend in Bristol, UK, the South West Hoop Conference, which is well worth checking out.

MoM dropped into part one today, and here’s our mini review. It was fab.

  • Atmosphere – Really friendly and a lot of fun.
  • Teaching – Super good, top quality international teachers.
  • Food – Mmmmmm and lots of it included in the ticket price.
  • Tea – Free and brewed properly (This get’s our vote).

We found out that there are some tickets still available for the second weekend, If you’re into hoop, it’s highly recommended, not cheap, but the money goes towards paying for excellent hoop teachers, which is always worth it in the long run.
Plus Ed is teaching a Waving (Wiggly Ed Dance) workshop next weekend and Mrs MoM is teaching a solo Charleston workshop next Sunday.
Edit, now with video.
MoM's steeling Bandwidth from Emma, sure she won't mind.