“The French Connection” is a juggling video by Piet van Steen and Albrecht Brunner featuring 16 jugglers from France and Germany. It contains juggling, passing and balancing, rolling and site-swapping. All the money from the selling goes into the organisation of the first juggling convention in Halle, Germany. For further information and to order, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Back in April we posted a video of PanGottic’s R&D session for their work-in-progress show, “Logic of Nothing”. The video showed juggler Matt Pang working through a variety of concepts for the final stage show…well, now you get a look at how the final show turned out.
The set for this is brilliant, and it looks like the execution was spot-on. As a performer, it’s really hard to imagine depending this heavily of so many props and machines that could go wrong, but Pang spent so much time developing this show you can tell it was second nature to him by the time he hit the stage. Amazing work!
Juggler Tony Pezzo has released a new 45-minute juggling video called “The Third”, and we’ve got a trailer for it.
Tony is part of the Swedish juggling scene, alongside such luminaries as Jay Gilligan and Wes Peden. He’s a fantastic and unique juggler, and definitely worth dropping a few bucks on this new video if you’re looking for some visual inspiration.
The video is 15 Euros to download, and available only at TonyPezzo.com.
- Over 150 new tricks
- 250 Penguin catches
- Tony’s first good mixed prop routine
- Some of Wes Peden’s best 3 club tricks, but with rings
- New 3 ring routine
- His favorite trick; The Five Ring Faceroll Take Off Put Back, with the Multiplex Pancake
Ryan Mellors, Keith Marshall, and Valery Imus put together a really inspiring juggling video with some unique concepts for Master Ong’s Prop Shop. Enjoy!
Teku, an English juggler now living in Tokyo, put together this great video of the World Juggling Day event he attended in Osaka. There’s some absolutely amazing juggling happening here, way too many great tricks to list. It’s a solid 20 minutes of juggling but it’s totally worth it, I swear. Make yourself a sandwich and settle in!
My first trip to WJD Osaka. It was held over 2 days and had an attendance of over 700 people in total. Some truly amazing things went down, hopefully this will give you an idea of what it was like. You may have noticed Nick Laffey in there as well, he happened to be in Japan this week so it was perfect timing. Anyone coming to Japan give me a shout and I’ll help you out with interpreting or getting you around to the various juggling clubs in Tokyo/Yokohama. Honestly even if you don’t know Japanese it’s no problem, juggling is the best communication.
Juggling – Music
Prototype is the artistic representation of 5 years spent researching advanced juggling concepts. This work unites a series of collaborations and is divided into two main parts. One half of the show is dedicated to new juggling skills, inspired by new juggling props. The other part makes live music for the show through the juggling itself. The result is a rare collection of juggling imagery that has never been seen before.
Juggler Wes Peden has released a new 45-minute show called “Water on Mars”, and it’s absolutely incredible. Water on Mars is a compilation sequence by Wes, Tony Pezzo, and Patrik Elmnert presenting routines, patterns, and tricks the three have been developing for the past 3 years. The project was motivated by good tricks, good angles, and the possibilities for prop transitions when you have extremely competent assistants. The video contains 81 new patterns, the 5 club diamond lock, an upside down albert triplex, a 11 club pirouette, the best 5 ring routine alive, and synchronized 7 clubs.
Training under Jay Gilligan, Wes has established himself as one of the most creative voices in modern juggling. Check out this trailer, and then head over to his site to buy the full show as a digital download for only 15 euros (about $20 USD).
Main feature: 45 minutes
Bonus Live show video: 25 minutes
File format .MOV
File size. 2.8 GB
The International Juggler’s Association has announced the dates and opened registration info for their 2013 festival. To be held in Bowling Green, Ohio, the 2013 festival will be July 15th – 21st on the campus of Bowling Green State University. Festival packages start at $119/person for under 18, and $169/person for 18 and older, and there are also special workshops available with Steven Ragatz (Cirque du Soleil) and Jay Gilligan (University of Dance & Circus, Stockholm) for an additional fee.
Bowling Green, Ohio is located 80 miles south of Detroit and 120 miles west of Cleveland. Low-cost dorm housing is available, starting at $30/day for a shared room.
The IJA Festival is a full week of workshop, shows, special guest performances, informal teaching sessions, games, and hundreds of people throwing stuff at and around each other. If you’ve never been, it’s a fantastic trip for anyone interested in any kind of skill toys or object manipulation.
Visit the IJA festival page for more details.