Archive for the ‘Events’ Category

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? :)

A Foreigner at the Japan Juggling Festival 2012

Monday, October 8th, 2012

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Teku has filmed and edited 12 minutes of footage of JJF which will make you wish you were there. :D
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!

Thursday, June 21st, 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

Tuesday, May 29th, 2012

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)

Thursday, February 23rd, 2012
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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

Sunday, November 13th, 2011

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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.

The Busking Project – Flowtoys video competition

Wednesday, November 9th, 2011

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS – NOVEMBER 21ST — The Busking Project wants to see you in the streets playing with toys!

The Busking Project has just launched a new competition asking buskers to create a video showing not only WHAT they can do, but how they can use it to make the space around you more beautiful.

A worthy challenge, and there are some nice prizes for the best video submissions:

1st Winner receives a $100 gift certificate from Flow Toys

2nd prize wins $60 gift certificate from Flow Toys

3rd prize wins $40 gift certificate from Flow Toys

 

For more info, check out the official contest guidelines here!

About manipulation

Saturday, October 8th, 2011

About Manipulation” is a project wanted, created and directed by Moon and Ministry of Manipulation. We’ve tought there a lot of videos with people playing, and so few videos with people talking about their experiences and ideas in contact juggling. So we’ve tried to show you what’s behind a contact juggler, and what he lives with this amazing art.

Ejc was the perfect moment to do this full length (19 mins.) movie; we are sorry because there were so much great contact jugglers we’ve missed at Ejc (Okotanpe, Richard Hartnell, Kyle Johnson..just some big names)..but as you probably know weather was terrible and time wasn’t so much. We’ve chosen some interesting, new and old, personalities in contact juggling world, and ask them what’s contact juggling, how’s changing and where is going. So, this is a gift for the contact juggling community and for the new wave of contact jugglers. Hope you’ll like it…Please feel free to share it wherever you want. Big thanks to Stefano Ricci and Federico Tasso for the patience and help.

And obviously..thank YOU for watching!

Shoebox Tour Iceland

Friday, September 30th, 2011

Hello!

i’m very excited to share this with you all! it’s a big collection of clips from the shows Jay and i performed in Iceland! hope you enjoy it!!

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If you are interested to see the whole show as performed on the America tour you can check out the trailer and buy the film on this page.

http://www.wespeden.com/crustyjuggler/Shoebox_video.html

A special book and DVD set is also available. See info below.

Limited Edition Shoebox Tour America 2011 Book & DVD

2 x copies available
8 x 8 inches, softcover
20 x full color pages
1 x essay by Jerry Martin
1 x unbranded DVD-R (region free)*
1 x payment via PayPal
45 x € (shipping included)**

*- DVD is a hard copy of the available digital download
**- local pickup from Münster, Germany, is available and includes personalized autographs

sbt@shoeboxtour.com

Busk – 3 clubs piece

Friday, September 16th, 2011
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This is an extract from the show SPA created specifically for Circa festival by Flic students. Busk is the 3 clubs performer. Very nice manipulation and concepts. Enjoy!

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!

Kinaesthetics and Body-Object Manipulation Workshop with Eimhin

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011

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

Eimhin sent me this today:

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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. :D