136 by Jay Gilligan

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This video is first and foremost about having fun with juggling. Jay Gilligan presents a number of accessible creative suggestions of ways to look at juggling that aren't just based on technical skill and can be executed with basic props that we mostly all have. He demonstrates ways to "breaks the rules" through such things as picking up additional props or throwing/hitting others away in the middle of a pattern. You'll surely be inspired to try something new that you might have never thought was acceptable to do before.

136 is Jay's IJA life membership number. Jay will be teaching special workshops at the IJA festival this summer (https://www.juggle.org/ija/festival/2013-ija-festival-festival-summary/2013-ija-festival-special-workshops/) and he recently published a stunning book about juggling. See http://www.fourthshape.com/index.php?/show/5catches/ for details.

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IRC Brazil Full 45 Minute Video

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On November 14, 2012, the national Brazilian juggling and circus convention hosted the first ever IJA Regional Competition (IRC) in Minas Gerais, Brazil. Jugglers from Brazil, Chile, and Peru showed up to compete for the title of IRC Champion. Below is the 45 minute video of the full competition which is available only to IJA members through eJuggle.

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Brad Weston’s Stagecraft: Costumer

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This column explores different art-forms and the creatives who work in them. We look at how choreographers approach their work, what an improviser needs in his tool kit to do well, and how a painter sees the world. In each case I will apply the techniques of each specific art-form to juggling and demonstrate ways in which we can apply the creativity of other disciplines to our own.

To call Cookie Gluck a costumer may be a little bit misleading. Her work has transcended that title. She has become a highly sought after designer of mascot costumes for sports franchises like the Chicago Bulls, Detroit Lions, and the Boston Celtics. In addition to that, she has created corporate mascots for products ranging from pharmaceuticals to cell phones. Personally, I have spent a lot of time animating her creations from the inside, both as Benny the Bull and as a giant stomach at trade shows for the drug Prevacid. Cookie is a prolific creator and I was grateful for her clearing a part of her schedule to make time for the interview that follows.

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Etoh Satoshi Exclusive Video

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Etoh Satoshi was the 2012 IJA gold medal winner. Below is the prelim version of his routine.

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Brad Weston’s Stagecraft: Clown

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This column explores different art-forms and the creatives who work in them. We look at how choreographers approach their work, what an improviser needs in his tool kit to do well, and how a painter sees the world. In each case I will apply the techniques of each specific art-form to juggling and demonstrate ways in which we can apply the creativity of other disciplines to our own.

This month I interviewed one of the world’s greatest clowns, Avner the Eccentric. I first met Avner Eisenberg in 1995 when I was studying theater at Dell Arte. He had a huge impact on me because he had challenged many of the things that made up the artistic rules I had acquired as a self-taught juggler and street performer.

The thing that makes his work such a standout is the way in which he connects to his audience, allowing them to not only be entertained but also to feel moved emotionally. In addition to performing, Avner is a master teacher, so he excels at articulating the artistic principles that make the up the framework of what he does.

In 2002, Avner was inducted into the International Clown Hall of Fame. He has performed at Lincoln Center and had two long runs on Broadway. He was also cast as The Jewel in the feature film The Jewel of the Nile.

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Wes Peden – HEPTAD Exclusive Video

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HEPTAD is a sequence of juggling by Wes Peden. Balls 1234567, rings 1234567, and clubs 1234567. The work was motivated by the options and limitations offered by each amount of object. The quality of a trick in this project was based on it's look, function, and rhythm within the composition. Filming took place in a tent, on an island, next to a cow pasture. In the video there are 24 quadruples, more than the average amounts of triplexes, and a 3 ring upside down bounce grind, a 4 club trick that's hard, and a snowman.

See http://ezine.juggle.org/2012/07/31/wes-peden-heptad-trailer/ for the trailer.

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Brad Weston’s Stagecraft: Bubbles

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This column explores different art-forms and the creatives who work in them. We look at how choreographers approach their work, what an improviser needs in his tool kit to do well, and how a painter sees the world. In each case I will apply the techniques of each specific art-form to juggling and demonstrate ways in which we can apply the creativity of other disciplines to our own.

This month I sat down with bubble performer Geoff Akins [bubbleshows.com] to find out how he manages to make a living with soap and water. In his show, Geoff not only blows bubbles, he inspires a whole new generation to get out there and be true to their own visions. His program is not only cool to watch, it makes you think about what you can accomplish in your own life.

Perhaps inspired by the topic of bubbles, we met up at a laundromat halfway between our homes. In a couple of hours we managed to make a short movie, get our laundry done, and share some ideas about what it means to be a working artist.

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Brad Weston’s Stagecraft: Mime

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This column explores different art-forms and the creatives who work in them. We look at how choreographers approach their work, what an improviser needs in his tool kit to do well, and how a painter sees the world. In each case, I will apply the techniques of each specific art-form to juggling and demonstrate ways in which we can apply the creativity of other disciplines to our own.

Mime: the most hated variety art-form in America. It’s also the least understood and, at this point, one of the rarest. Billy the Mime [http://billythemime.net/] is pushing the boundaries and delivering a solidly entertaining and thought-provoking show. The creator’s name is Steven Banks. I got him on the phone and we spent close to an hour talking about creativity and what it takes to be successful.

When I first contacted Banks to do this interview, all I knew about him was that he was a mime. What I didn't know was that he’s also a musician, an actor, and a writer for television and books. He had his own sitcom on PBS, wrote a New York Times bestselling book, and as head writer for SpongeBob Squarepants, he was nominated for an Emmy.

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Gatto Practicing: Clubs Exclusive Video

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4 Clubs (00:00)

– Over head
– Synchronous
– Asynchronous
– Triple-Singles
– 1 high (maybe 7333)
– With under arm throws
– With backcrosses
– With Alberts
– Synch umbrella
– With collision
– With under arm throws
– Splits
– With forward and reverse spins
– Scissors
– Chin rolls
– Head rolls
– Drops over shoulder
– Into balance
– Chin rolls
– Head rolls
– Solid kickups (maybe 534)
– with regular spins and helicopter spins and from each hand to each foot
– Kick up to same foot kick up to juggle
– Shower
– Multiplex shower
– With Ball bounce
– 2-high pirouette (with ball bounce)
– Roll club on head (under ball bounce)
– To juggle all 5 back (regular and tennis)
– Backcrossed all 5 with ball thrown directly from backcross to head ounce
– Throw ball high to bounce on ground behind to head bounce

5 CLUBS (6:03)
– Overhead
– 3-high pirouette to juggle (not over head)
– 94444
– with helicopter spin on head
– Flash 3, 2 simultaneous treblas, to juggle
– Joggling in place with every throw under the leg (for 3 then 5 throws)
– 7 right-handed Alberts in a row
– Half-shower
– Tennis
– Multiplexes
– 64 Synchronous
– with cross-overs
– Backcrosses
– Directly to dips
– Multiplex to catch behind the back
– 5-high half and full pirouettes
– With ball bounce
– To juggle 6 back to head bounce (sometimes from behind the back throw)

6 CLUBS (12:00)
– With ball bounce
– To juggle 7 back to head bounce

7 CLUBS (12:55)
4 backcrosses
– 5-high priouette (Never succeeded but many close attempts)
– High throw back into juggle

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