EJC 2006

The Ministry of Manipulation presents:


Ladies and Gentlemen…

This years EJC was a special experience for all those contact jugglers that attended. Its a rare occasion when so many talented artists get together in one place… we had Greg, Jaine and Therione from America, Dawn and Ryan from Canada, Drew, Jago, Matt Hennem and Colin from the UK, Pich, Bruno and Furet from France, George and Chris from Greece, Em from Sardinia, Mot and Marco from Holland, and plenty more….

Now imagine trying to compress the entirety of those 9 days into only 10 minutes. Filmed by Dawn, edited by Ryan, with a special credit to Matt Hennem for the aerial photography of the site (not to mention the wicked contact)

In Isolation Promo

The promo for Full Moon Performers/Beard Juggling Ltd’s ”In Isolation” is now available through the Ministry and on Jagos Fullmoon site: (hint: on fullmoon you’ll find that the download the wmv or mov, are higher quality than their inbrowser version):
In Isolation
The release date for the video is the 9th of July; available at juggling shops worldwide and via www.beard.co.uk, but for now, enjoy this sneak peek.

Video – Traces, Incredible Acro

Todays treat is a Promo for “Traces” by the company “les 7 doigts de la main”. The show features 5 cool acrobats with a cool street style and some incredible skills.
On tour, its in germany and france later this year, but sadly it doesn’t look like UK is on their agenda. 🙁

click me
Watch this show!

Thanks to MCP of firestaff-tutorials for sending me this link!
Wow. Fantastic.

Video – Contact Machine

It is the year 2006 and Human Contact Jugglers have now been rendered obsolete – Replaced by “Markrokosmos” a truely fantastic 3m by 3 by by 2.5m kinetic sculpture manipulating 79 glass balls at a time.
click here.

Poke around the site and you will find lots of short video clips:
Click “about Markrokosmos” and “preferred location” and all it’s sub-menu’s
Genius, I love it.
The clips are extracts from a DVD which is also available: “Kinetic,” a film by J.W. van Reijen on a selection of Mark Bischof’s kinetic work. I have it, and I think it’s fab, recommended viewing for anyone who likes to see balls rolling!
Details of Mark and the DVD

Video Michelle Smith Baton

Supergood Baton Twirler from Canada

Video Linkies:
The first link is my favorite:

Expect to see: Lovely routines, and super hot technical baton twirling. I like the way that she keeps the batons flowing a lot more than other baton twirlers tend to do, and she doesn’t break plan soo much either

8 times represented Canada at the world baton twirling championships!!
Heres a profile about her:

And she is responsible for one of my all time favorite stick clips
the clip is “michellefreestyle2003.mpeg” or “michellefreestyle2003shithotbatongoth.mpeg” !! as it was retitled.
But I can’t find an online version of this at the moment

It’s What happened to this one in just 2 years? She got cool !
and still kept winning,
you’ll find some of that clip in meg’s Stolen spinning – the goth with the pentagram on the back of the costume
Dr Ew

Baton Twirling Video – Triple Threat

HOP Blog repost: Video for your pleasure:
Baton twirling – Sheryl Welykholowa, Jill Ford, Stacy Singer – Triple Threat
Linky linky

Details: On stage probably 2002 . A super tight performances from world champion baton twirlers.
See glitzy stuff, 3 baton juggling, contact sequence and some qualilty strutting about.
Amazingly talented trio including Stacy Singer doing monster rolls – a move apparently invented for her and renamed matrix by the edinburgh staff twirlers.

Dr Ew