Lumen 07 Show

Nico from Compagnie Lumen (Switzerland) mailed MoM to tell us of their new show.
Juggling, Manipulation, Swinging, Diabolo, Contact, Multiball, Balls Clubs, Movement, Glow and cool music too!

The skill level is high, including the club juggling of Mariano a phenomenally smooth freestyle club juggler.

More Videos and photos on their site, including this cool, Contact Show which is my current candidate for a best online video to answer the question “What is Contact Juggling?”

FlameOz Promo Video

It’s FRRRREEEEEEZing here in London, so here’s some fire to warm things up:
YouTube – FlameOz Promo Video

Flame Oz Website
One of the slickest and most professional troupe of fire performers on the planet, with Staff, Poi, fire fingers and a healthy dose of cheese and fun too 🙂 they also featuring crystal ball contact from Dimitri
Thanks to Dave Knox for the link.

Drews HOP video blog

logo_swirl.gifBefore MoM I had another video blog! well thats a bit of a grand term, its really just a thread on home of poi.
It now has links to over 400 (mostly juggling and manipulation) videos.
The original aim of that listing was to post the highest quality manipulation with an emphasis on staff and poi – well it is HOP.
But soon, it became, any high quality online manipulation videos.
Then it became any high quality online videos that I liked.
Now its decayed into a free for all, so now it seems everyone posts anything that slightly amused them.
and then they have mock arguments about it… Ahh bless, love them all to pieces.
If you want to kill some time, a lot of time and see some great videos, head over to HOP.
(Tip: for a long time I used 3 angel smilies so that it was easy to find my posts with video links while scrolling the thread.)

EJC DVD Review

ejcover.jpgShort Review: Buy it.

Longer Review:
Buy it, it’s brilliant.
Lots of atmosphere, lots of high skills in both juggling and manipulation, lots of fun, lots of shows, lots of ideas, high quality filming, great editing and 4 hours long (2 disks). Totally raised our expectations of how good an event DVD can be, best EJC video ever. If you are into Juggling or Manipulation I recommend this for your Christmas wish list.
Computer game style review: 97.2%
Enjoy watching these 2 online 2 sample clips.
You can buy it online at for £16 + p+p.
Howie and Jen made it Howie Bailey – video PRODUCTION.

Phew, got through the whole post without mentioning PEGS!

Michael ‘Boogaloo Shrimp’ Chambers

Youtube link

Michael ‘Boogaloo Shrimp’ Chambers is one of the coolest poppers ever, aka Turbo from the movie ‘Breakdance’. This movie was recently re-released under the better name ‘Breakin’.

Boogaloo Shrimp was one of Michael Jackson’s dance teachers. It was with Michael Jackson that Shrimp developed the moonwalk, before being awarded his leading role in ‘Breakin’. Chambers has also appeared in Various Music videos as a dancer and has had numerous television appearances.

More information On Michael Chambers Along with more videos of his performances.

EDED aka “LTC”

EJC 2006 by Metilimout [40min]

Note sure about the legitimacy of this (too much good stuff!!!), but here’s a 40Min EJC vid from Metlilimout with clips from many of the shows (Renegade, Open stage and Mainstage) featuring some beautiful manipulation and juggling from… well… just about everybody!

Google Video – To watch Fullscreen

It seems negative space is pretty ”in” these days (thank you Stephan Sing!) as you can see it in use with clubs, balls and cigar boxes.
We’ve been waiting ages for some EJC vids to show up (there were tonnes of cameras there.. so we knew it was inevitable) but for the longest time our EJC video and Colin’s EJC video were the only things out there (both focused on contact.. we assumed all the normal jugglers just gave up) But no! Apparently you’ve just been working hard on these things…

ejcmetil-clubs.jpgVIDEO HIGHLIGHTS
Jay Gilligan & Manu (featuring clips from his Duet: Snakewater)
[5:00] [13:55][29:35]

Pascal (Hip-Hop Hats act)

Bruno (contact juggling)
Matt Hennem (contact and bodypopping)

Stephan Sing [lots of footage from his UNBELIEVABLE Openstage Act]
[15:35] [16:15] [ 17:05] [18:53]

Volleyclub (a great volley!)
Chris (contact juggling)

The Rizzla trick

ejcmetil-bodypopping.jpgAnd even the bodypopping/silhouette dance routine from the Open Stage, made it in there! I found the silhouette dance wasn’t to my taste, but I’ve seen 2 lots of video footage of it since that both looked fantastic. A rare example of something looking better on screen than IRL. [26.09].

So grab yourself a cup of tea and take 40 minutes off.. this is a good one.

Download Link 175mb Mp4 [Plays with Quicktime, VideoIpod, Sony PSP] [UNTESTED]

MoM loves the French

The French Manipulators and jugglers have a great online community at With discussion on all areas of manipulation, swinging, juggling and contact, all in one bullitin board.

There’s A whole area of videos and check the rest of the forum, as it seems that videos often crop up in other places. eg If you are into ball contact, this is a great archive of Balle Contact Videos

If you don’t read French, theres an excellent Firefox extension called Foxlingo which will translate the site in browser and keep the page layout, the translations are sometimes a bit funny, but they’re enough to let you work it out. To get you started “massues”=clubs.
Big hello to all our French friends.