Archive for the ‘Poi’ 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? :)

El sueno de hampi

Tuesday, January 8th, 2013

Last year, Lukas Zeller sent this beautiful atmospheric video to MoM. I’ve had a real soft spot for the singing sound of the Hang, since first hearing one at EJC Cork, you can hear more of Lukus’s music on his soundcloud page: hang walleh

Filmed in hampi, india, spring 2011
Featuring: mango, justzina hermann, eva lopez, romain margruitte, ivan pavcek, peter kaiser, lukas zeller
Camera: tomas sheridan
music & editing:lukas zeller

Marvin Ong – M Research

Friday, January 4th, 2013
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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.

Hoop Isolation Lab: Time Experiments

Friday, July 13th, 2012

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. :)

Visual Juggling DVD and Download

Sunday, June 3rd, 2012

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Trailer for a shiney new Manipulation DVD, with some amazingly talented artists.

Visual Juggling Project is a succession of suggestions on object motion & body language, highlighting the graphic side of the discipline. It is a collaboration of 12 international jugglers & manipulators, with various props, including; balls, clubs, rings, poi, devilstick & frisbee. It has been made from the shared reflections, explorations & experiences of those major stakeholders on the dynamic relationships between tech & flow. This 80 Minutes, Hi Definition video (with 19 chapters) is the one to get to become aware of the potential of this unexplored playground.

More info and available to buy from:

Cate Flaherty – balls and balancing

Wednesday, April 4th, 2012

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Hand balancing and contact juggling on youtube.
Cate Flaherty performing a well choregraphed act contact juggling, juggling, some solid hand balancing, acrobatics and dance. Great stuff.

Sh*t Spinners Say

Wednesday, January 18th, 2012

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Following the “Sh*t X say” meme, this Tongue in cheek video is poking fun at Spinners, from the Vulcan crew of…err spinners.
“Do it again, only less sh*t.”
We’ll add: “Faster with less control.” “Do you know G?”, “Can you do that Anti-spin?” is the new, “Can you do that isolated?” is the new, “Can you do that BTB?”
So who is going to make “Sh*t contact jugglers say?”


Friday, December 23rd, 2011

The POICLOCK! Brought to you by Yuta, the epic poi spinner, and other people of awesome whom I know not.

Check it out in HUGE format on this page:

POICLOCK was inspired by UNIQLO’s uniqlock which is a sort of fashion show and contemporary dance clock.

It’s pretty sweet, if you embed the POICLOCK on your page (or the WORLD POI CLOCK when it arrives) you get the time and random awesome poi videos and it links back to Yuta’s site and you can view it on a map along with everyone else who has embedded the POICLOCK and then click chase poiclocks all over the world! Sweet.

Zen Mind – Beginner’s Mind

Thursday, December 15th, 2011

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Teachings on Right Practice by Shunryu Suzuki, as compiled in “Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind“, read by Peter Coyote: Further chapters on Posture, Breathing, Control, Mind Weeds, The Marrow of Zen, Bowing and Nothing Special.
With thanks to Trurl on MeFi

Cyrille – Brainstorming

Saturday, November 12th, 2011
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Some poi contact/manip/juggling research by our friend Cyrille. Simply amazingly beautiful.

thanks for watching!

Contact Poi – Keith Marshall

Thursday, May 12th, 2011
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Meg made this video for Keith a while ago and it should have been up here a lot sooner…

Keith just showed up at The Vulcan today before the Firedrums Festival in Northern California on May 19th-22nd to teach poi workshops.

Loop – Share it all

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011

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Partner poi training video from the wonderful Loooop. Very nice folk, who have a cute act involving underpants, well worth seeing live if you get a chance.
We must have watched this about 20 times now, it definitely deserves a wider audience.
Thank you, François, Hanna, Tina & Thomas.
Smiles Drew