Interview & Video – Okotanpe / Mr Fuse


When it comes to smooth, polished technical contact juggling, few people stand out as much as Okotanpe (Mr. Fuse). His JCJC clip has racked up millions of views on youtube (and every other video sharing site) making him one of the Internet’s most popular contact jugglers.

Ministry: Where do you live?
Fuse: I live in Chiba, Japan.

Ministry: Is there a community of contact jugglers where you are?
Fuse: Not really, but I often play at Yoyogi park which is a famous place for contact jugglers.

Ministry: How would you describe contact juggling?
Fuse: The most beautiful entertainment that I’ve ever seen.

Ministry: Why do you contact juggle?
Fuse: Because I feel great when I contact juggle. especially the palm circle isolation.

Ministry: What is the best piece of contact juggling that you’ve ever seen?
Fuse: Michael Moschen of course! Labyrinth(movie) was my first time I saw his work.
I was impressed deeply. then I watched In Motion(by Michael Moschen). It was an amazing performance with more than just technique. That’s awesome. I was shocked. I was happy.
Also, let me say one more… The open stage at EJC2008 ‘Intrika’. (LINK)

Ministry: What is the future of contact juggling?
Fuse: I think people will increase the number of balls. but it will always go back to just simple technique to show beauty the ball.

Ministry: What do you think about when you are contact juggling?
Fuse: The line of ball as it passes the body… the next action. Where should the ball go next?

Ministry: Any advice for people who are learning?
Fuse: The most important thing to image what kind of contact juggling you want to play. Remember, ball movement should always be nice and smooth. Learn to know and feel how your body works and to see yourself objectively. Play with a ball a lot
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Below are two amazing clips of Mr. Fuse in action.
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Mam Talent – Kamil Dziliński

http://pl.youtube.com/watch?v=-3g2C3yXFJw
Yay for Kamil, on the semi-final of Poland’s got Talent (I think) – that’s a lot of balls.
Here is the audition.
First Om (who is currently working on a collaboration with Jeanine), next Kelvin, now Kamil. Wow, Contact Jugglers are rocking the Talent shows this year. Good stuff.

Palmspinning Fire Balls

From Greengaged blog
Above clip on Youtube

Water balls, now fire balls… I’d really like to see 4 larger fire balls spun a pyramid for a video, send us a link if you do it. File this clip under don’t try this at home,*.

So you may have noticed that MoM blogging has been a little sporadic recently, we still haven’t got up our review of EJC (summary:Awesome), Review of mark 1 Production Sil-X 100mm (summary: take out 40g of silicone and they are perfect) or finished posting all the Juggling Blogs we could find (summary: We’re slack/busy). Hopefully normal service will resume shortly.

*try it at your mates house.

Quality of Acrylic Balls

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How to select the best quality of Acrylic Balls and care for acrylic balls.

A new addition to the Ministry’s articles library a 2 page PDF extract from appendix 1 of Multiball Contact online for the first time, which explains how you can select the best quality acrylic balls and care for acrylic.

Not all acrylic balls are created equal.

Interview – Metra

Metra

Japanese contact juggler Metra blew us away with the release of his recent multiball video Free Drive and is leading the way for the new generation of isolation-heavy ‘popping and gliding’ contact juggling.

MINISTRY: Where do you live?
METRA: I live in Tokyo, Japan.

MINISTRY: Is there a community of contact jugglers where you are?
METRA: Yes, There is. Yoyogi park is a mecca for Japanese contact jugglers. Contact juggling conventions and meetings (gallery link) are held periodically there.

MINISTRY: How would you describe contact juggling?
METRA: Contact juggling is a lens of the contact juggler (in a figurative sense). I mean, we must project ourselves onto a spectator. The leading part is contact juggler, balls and moves are nothing but an instrumental.

MINISTRY: Why do you contact juggle?
METRA: Contact juggling is a spontaneous action for me. It is as natural as breathing or walking.

MINISTRY: What is the best piece of contact juggling that you’ve ever seen?
METRA: Tony Duncan. I started contact juggling under the influence of him.

MINISTRY: What is the future of contact juggling?
METRA: It is not fixed. Therefore, almost everything we can imagine will be possible.

MINISTRY: What do you think about when you are contact juggling?
METRA: I do not think anything, but I feel. Mostly I feel the weight of balls, and the sense of acrylics.

MINISTRY: Anything else you’d like to say to our MoM audience?
METRA: The world of contact juggling is full of glory. Go for it!
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Thanks.

Marco Paoletti in Galway

Marco has incredible skills, and is such a fun and bouncy person to juggle with. This video shows quite a lot of Marco’s diversity. Looking at the youtube title of this video, he has a new DVD coming out soon as well…

This promo video is well produced, filmed and edited, as well as the amazing manipulations. Although 8 minutes long, a joy to watch, apart the moments of pure disbelief accompanied with ‘OMG he didn’t just do what I think he did!?’

Thanks Splinter for pointing me to this one 🙂

Multiball Contact – Eat Drews Book

This week, MoM, has launched its multi-squadrillion pound, international advertising campaign to promote the high fibre goodness of our book Multiball Contact.

By Playpoi Nick, with assistance from Ronan and G. Thanks guys. Laughs.

Multiball Contact can help slimming only as part of a calorie controlled diet, may contain traces of nuts.