Archive for the ‘Stick + Staff’ 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

Dragonstaff by François from Loooop

Friday, November 30th, 2012

François Erb from Berlin sent me his new staff video.
Sunny Berlin greetings in this cold time…
Be patient, the good stuff comes in the second part 😉

Double Contact Staff

Sunday, September 23rd, 2012
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My mate Brett doing some sweet double staff contact, way better than me.

He might look like a bit of a hippy in a field, but he’s also doing some post-grad neuroscience stuff. How about those apples?

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)

See you there :)

Iso-Sticks: Yuta and Okotanpe

Tuesday, May 1st, 2012
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Yuta & Okotanpe performing a cute iso-stick routine at Heso Revolution 2012. Win. Also I like the music.

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?”

No Sweat – Contact Staff – Kev-Mic-Jon-Oli

Tuesday, December 13th, 2011

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contact staff in Brussels 2
Starring: Jon Crott, Olivier van itterbeeck, Michael Tono and Kevin Arleri ( yes… the brother of Dimitri Arleri)
Cinetagraphy by Francois Dubois and Editing by Ladislas.
Super skills, super filming, super editing. WoW.
Thanks to EVERYONE who sent this to us and posted it on “suggest a link” especially Maelle.

Tomás Di Tomaso – Colegiales

Thursday, September 1st, 2011
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Original full quality video here: On Vimeo.

Whaaaaa! Super nice style, super nice devilsticking. I don’t know much about devilstick, but I like what I see!

Tomas Di Tomaso has made this beautiful video. I said some otherstuff that wasn’t true before. I got things wrong. But Drew is decorating his bathroom so I guess I can do what I like. 😀 Ha ha!

Tomas is from Argentina, and has a website here: (edited to update url)

Annetta Lucero’s Twirling Demo Reel

Sunday, July 17th, 2011

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Annetta Lucero, is there a better baton twirler? I don’t think so.

Dragonstaff Promo – Allstaffs Practice

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011
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Valerie sent me this video. Josh, Valerie and Antti playing with heavy sticks.

I love the staff spinning ideas coming out of these guys. Valerie was also at the infamous berlin workshops, and I can see a massive change in her stylin’. Love it.

Double Staff Manipulation Trailer

Monday, February 21st, 2011
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Trailer for my double staff DVD. Feel a bit weird about posting it here but Ryan let me so I hope it’s okay.