5 years, 1000 posts, 1 000 000 views

LED type 02 / light painting
Five and a half years after starting MoM, we have; 1 book, 2 weddings, several MoM workshops, and over 1 000 000 unique visitors (according to our stats counter).
And this is MoM’s 1000th blog post.
Thanks for reading, and here’s to the next 5 years.
The above image is from theFlickr acrylic balls pool. by Maido of Japan.

EJC Live streaming video

We’ve been rather quiet about the European Juggling Convention this year because we’re sad not to be at our favorite juggling and manipulation festival. This year, it has a live stream , by Nathan Rae EJC live: Where the European Juggling Convention comes to you.
For me it’s generally stuttering too much to be watchable, pausing every 3 seconds to buffer 🙁 But I’ll keep trying.
Last night featured Kelvin doing his thing with 1 and 2 acrylics in the open stage, which was amazing.

If there’s nothing live at the moment, there are a bunch of recorded highlights you can watch, my favorite is:

Be sure to stay to the end of the clip for a great ending!
[Edit: updated with Youtube link, cos ustream doesn’t work so well: thanks Divus]

Staff / Fei-Cha – Robert James Webber

Youtube Link

Yowsa! This was the first guy I ever saw do Fei-Cha in an old Internet Video called “Janitors”. In the interim he appears to have gone to Circus School in Montreal and has gotten some pretty sweet tricks nailed in his act. He also does slick combined hat manipulation and has a cute goofy ending. Win.

i found this video via Lewie Wests’ favourates. Why isn’t he a blogger yet anyway?

The Vulcan Tech Blog #7!

Around the time of the Firedrums Festival in Santa Cruz, California, The Vulcan in Oakland, California was flooded with visitors from all around the world. There were even more people at the Vulcan than seen in this video.  So you should watch for the next one —> here

Continue reading The Vulcan Tech Blog #7!

Linda Farkas: Contact Staff at INJUCO 2010 Gala Show

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tI6TpgzbmT0Youtube link
Beautiful contact Staff routine by Linda Farkas of www.magmafiretheater.com.
It’s lovely to see how routines evolve: previously on MoM
Linda Farkas / Magma Fire theatre: Double Staff – Fire
In training
Thanks to Laszlo Banhidai for the link, I can’t believe that MCP hasn’t posted this already.