Pilolip shows us an amazing array of distorted boxes, crazy timechanges and solid isolations in his most recent video.
I’ve been working with him a lot on the Piryokopi project… and im amazed by his dedication to the work. Check the related posts for more Pilolip greatness, he has been featured here a lot in the past year.
Marvin Ong send us some information about him and his work.
Marvin is originally from Malaysia but now based in Los Angeles. He has been studying objects manipulation for 5 years now. Recently he started getting Master Ong’s Prop Shop of the ground, focusing on practice props and practicing to be present.
Nice video making use of the air current from a big vent in the ground. Check the youtube link for some details in Spanish.
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.
Calvos Contact Jugglers are an elegant and unique walkabout act combining graceful crystal ball juggling, statuesque stilt walking and beautiful cirque-style costuming.
Performers: Calvos Contact Jugglers: Jago Parfitt, Dimitri Ogden, Thomas Johansson, Dave Knox, Stewart Pemberton
Film By: Tim Royle 2nd Camera: Matt Hilton
Director: Jago Parfitt
Lighting: Richard Owen
Music: ‘Elements’ performed by Data Romance. Facbook Twiter
Artist appears courtesy of SQE Music.
Motion Graphics: Thomas Johansson
Special Thanks To:
Russell Lane and The University of Bolton Performing Arts Department (UK) for use of their studio.
Grace Billings for fabulous hooping.
Holly Wallace for advice and reference.
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.
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
Sweet video of actual contact juggling on MoM? Never!
Some recording of contact juggling with the acrylic in Beijing – february 2012
Filmed by Matthieu Lindenlaub