BCConv 4 – Paris

Benjamin aka Mafiaboy wrote to tell us that Burn Crew Concept are organising a “little” convention in Paris at the end of the month (February 28th,29th,1st march) near the Eiffel tower.
While BCC roots are mostly fire; poi, staff, spinning and juggling and object manipulation, this convention has a theme of Contact and acrylics. Check out list of amazing workshops including: Pich, Vincent, LN, Gumop, Rithi, Cyril, Mistur, Moon.
Visit their site for all the details – or at least just to see their quality animation.

I’m bummed not to be going 🙁

Ministry Workshop – Contact Juggling in Canada 2009 : Official Release

Contact Juggling in Canada

I (Ryan Mellors) edited most of this series in the passenger seat while Dawn drove the car; admiring the scenery in between stops at Tim Hortons (where we would recharge on caffeine and latop power) and late-night diners. We drove 2000 miles through a slowly changing landscape, our car loaded with balls of all sizes, hoops, tetrahedrons, bendy sticks, half-spheres, blocks and a video camera. Our objective: build the community, find others like us and explore what this ‘contact juggling’ thing is all about. Shoot lots of video and get to Montreal without running out of money.

Thanks to all who came to the workshops and to all the supportive musicians who offered music for the project. Today marks the official release of the series; 9 short videos documenting the journey. Click below for the videos (RT: 38min,) descriptions and prop contents, as well as a download link in 720×480 .wmv.

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Philadelphia Free Contact + Breakdance Workshop

Jeff Calafato mailed us to offer you free break dance contact juggling workshops in Philly, PA.
8 – 10 PM every Monday night, EXCEPT city holidays.
This is a workshop for anyone Attending the Monday Philly PA “Juggling Club”!
location @ Lloyd Hall public recreation center. The gymnasium provides 5500 square feet of climate controlled juggling space and also has a large outdoor patio. It is located at 1 Boathouse Row, at the intersection of Kelly Drive and Waterworks Drive, just behind the Art Museum. (Waterworks Drive is also known as Aquarium Drive on older maps)
contact Jeff : Jcalafato at hotmail dot com

Aragorn Boulanger/Bishop Katakomben workshop

974100b35bAragorn Boulanger A.k.a. Bishop (Frankreich): Jonglierkatakomben in Berlin
As well as the MoM Berlin workshop coming up 6th to 10th April 2009, Katakomben have got Bishop with his windstyle of dance coming on the 23rd of January. As well as a whole host of juggling workshops, including excellent workshops from Sean Gandini & Kati Yla-Hokkala as well as Stefan Sing.

Bishop previously on MoM 1 and another

The Foire Blog – Le Cimer

The Foire Circus and juggling blog by Le Cimer (Kevin Wall)
A new blog, just a few weeks old, Foire is updated several times a day and has already got a healthy back catalogue of posts about Juggling, Manipulation and circus.

Huge thanks to MCP for being guest blogger for the last couple of weeks. she was too good, so we had to sack her. 😀 The next weeks theme will be “Juggling and manipulation blogs” – If you have one, that we don’t know about, please drop a note in the comments.

1 day to EJC2008

We’re packing our bags, making our last preparations for the European Juggling Convention 2008.

The prediction is 4000-5000 Jugglers and manipulators – potentially the biggest EJC ever, and it’s organised by Germans, who thankfully have the national stereotype for being excellent at organising things.

Drew, Jeanine, Moon, Colin and everyone* on the planet will be there. Except Ryan and Dawn – who are still moving with the Cross Canada Contact Juggling Project and poor Ed who will be manning Ministry HQ, ready to leap into action and save the world if anyone anywhere has an isolation emergency.

In the meantime, enjoy the ongoing guest blogging by MCP to keep you entertained. (She will be at EJC too, but will post by the marvel of the “scheduled post function” of wordpress).

There are rumors that teh Internetz will be present at EJC, so will try to get you some news updates next week and big photo albums online soon after.

*Everyone who juggles, manipulates, contact juggles or wiggles.