Silvia Pavone is an amazing hoop dancer. She wrote us to show results of Hoop Isolation Lab:
“This hoop isolation film is the result of a short period of research and development that was supported by the Circus Space and the funding from Lab:Time – experiments in circus. Francesca Martello and I wanted to explore the possibilities of circus, and specifically hoop manipulation, on film. We originally started our R&D together with Lynn Scott and Helen Orford, with the idea that the piece would be made for film and on location. However, when Jackson’s Lane theatre gave Lab:Time winners the opportunity to perform their work in progress in a mixed bill of freshly created performances, we reoriented our focus towards creating a stage performance. I hope that we will be able to keep developing this work further, both for film and the stage. Special thanks to Jon Aaron Green, director and producer and Ben Green, editor of the film!”
We like it.
Steve bags has assembled together a great compilation of videos from the last century of vintage hoop rolling, juggling and spinning. All these clips have been assembled from Juggling.tv and juggler.com.
Bags has launched a new blog, The Hoop Hub with online hoop tutorials, hoop articles and performance videos.
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
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.
Some new ideas with eightrings by Moon. Hope you like it..! thanks for watching!
In August 2011, Ryan Mellors, Pich, Pilolip and Okotanpe met together at the ‘Maison Des Jonglages” in Paris to try and solve a problem: contact juggling and manipulation performances often have a small visual effect, ideal for video but very difficult to play to a large stage or stadium venue. We wanted to create material which communicated large graphical effects to a distant crowd, and we developed 3 short ‘graphic manipulation’ choreographies which we are excited to be sharing with you now.
We feel this is a good first step in our ongoing collaboration.
IsoBaton and Ball routine coming soon… www.piryokopi.net
“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!
Pilolip is a french contact manipulation artist who I worked with during the Piryokopi collaboration (alongside Okotanpe and Pich) We will be releasing a trailer of our new show fairly soon, but until then… here are a few clips of his work.
Also, check out his heavy heavy heavy 1ball isolation, strobing and waving stuff.