Bodhisattva with Thousand Hands & Eyes Dance (Thousand Hand Kwan Yin)


I remember Ryan bringing this piece to my attention on a while ago, but unfortunately he could only find half the routine…

I managed to find the full routine on youtube. This piece is performed by The China Disabled People’s Arts Troupe. All the dancers in this routine, as well has having amazing body control, are all Deaf, blind, or handicapped in some way. That means they either can’t hear or see their cues…

This video is truly inspirational, showing some of the really cool effects that can be created by multiple persons… Anyone else see the tuts and waves in there? 😉 not to mention the personal difficulties experienced by the performers.

EDED aka “LTC”

Carvin 2006 Convention

Thanks to Bousk for this Carvin Convention 2006 video on youtube showing Impressive juggling and manipulation:

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Ed writes: Carvin was an amazing convention spent watching amazing skill, and some amazing silliness as well…
Look out for Jeanine, Jonas Althaus (cool three ball Juggler), Marijke Gevers (excellent Clubswinging), Jive Faury and Bruno Labouret of In Isolation.

Francis Brunn Photographs

blaise3.jpg Today’s first link is Francis Brunn pictures and obituary thanks to Dick Franco (another juggling legend).
Dick Franco writes: “Francis was a warm man with a great sense of humor. We spent many hours together in Italy, practicing, talking and, of course, drinking beer.”
(note: Dick Franco’s site has very good words and pictures and is worth a look, but the coding is a bit shakey, I get overset text in both Firefox and IE, if you want to read it without any text overlaying go to view>page style>no style).

blaise2.jpg Today’s second link was a very pleasent surprise, an incredible collection of photographs of Brunn from Olivier Blaise on picturetank, including the 2 in this post.
He’s a photojournalist. Although. I can’t believe he took all the photos, some of them are a bit too old. Merde, I say, I wish I’d paid more attention to French lessons in School, then I’d be able to understand.
There’s a photo of Francis Brunn with Muhammed Ali, “I am the greatest”, a famous quote of Ali could have applied just as well to Brunn.
While you are there its worth a look at the rest of Olivier Blaise’s photos inclucing Tom Noddy (Bubble), Kris Kremo, Kosen Kagami Japanese Juggler, general Juggling and the MicroDrones are fun too.
Anyone got any other photos or videos of Brunn.
More to come in Brunn week.

Francis & Lotte Brunn Videos II & III

BrunnThis is a gem! I just couldn’t believe that I’d never seen this clip before, I was so happy to stumble upon this old footage from
the Lotte Francis Brunn Documentary. and shows that Lotte was also an INCREDIBLE juggler too, although over-shadowed by her brother Francis.

brunn.jpgAnd just for anyone who might have missed it, here is the the most famous video clip of Francis in Action on the Jack Benny Show.mpg 74Mb.
Same video as a 30Mb avi
Same video on youtube – lower res The assistant is Lotte, not showcasing in this clip.

Brunn, a Master of this art.
A hero of the MoM crew, and of the whole Juggling and manipulation world. More videos to come this week in Brunn week on MoM.
Enjoy, Drew.

Francis & Lotte Brunn Video

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Ignore the first 2 acts, the second half of this clip is Francis & Lotte Brunn @ Cabaret Kaivohuone, Helsinki, Finland 1947

A young Francis Brunn, with very ladylike shoes doing very impossible manipulation and juggling, with high speed energy.
Wow, Brunn was incredible!
Footage I’d never seen before, Thanks to another great manipulator – Antti of The Amazing Rubber Heart Duo for this link.

EDIT: NEW LINK Big respect and thanks to Little Paul for capturing and rehosting the first Brunn video as a downloadable wmv. (30Mb)
Francis & Lotte Brunn @ Cabaret Kaivohuone, Helsinki, Finland 1947 now downloadable


This little offering of internet video definitely deserves a spot on the MoM blog. It’s an inspirational story. Bill Shannon shows the world that physical limitations are quite often only where you place them.

I like this video for many reasons. For me it has that “real”, urban true story vibe. And this guy can still get down and funky on top of life throwing him a curve ball.

If you have the time check out for more.

Thanks Dawn for the link 😉


Burnt Toast Meets FirePoise

Screenshot from VideoHere’s a lovely video of some very good friends of ours at the ministry.

Paul ‘Durbs’ Durbin is the reason I got into Contact 2 years ago, and pretty much all types of manipulation in the first place. (It’s his fault, blame him!!!) Paul organises a Guildford based performance group called Burnt Toast.
Clare Palmer set up the highly respected Irish Fire Performance group ‘FirePoise’ and has been really busy teaching people how to spin poi properly as well as performing hard.
Paul has just recently returned to the UK after a trip around the world, and as such, has been cut off from much of the manipulation world. This video is the perfect way to say: Hey, I’m back!!

The video includes many different skills, including modern contact, Staff manipulation, and poi spinning. Enjoy!! (15 minutes long, lots more staff and poi, just to warn you hardcore contact types…;) )
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EDED aka “LTC”