Poi are great, but the huge range of buying options out there can be enough to give a beginner a headache! This is the first in a series of articles to help those new to poi find the set that's right for them
Jay Gilligan, the main teacher of juggling and creator of the juggling program at the University of Dance and Circus in Stockholm, Sweden, talks about the evolution of Juggling in this excellent TEDx Video.
Lucas Gardezani Abduch compiled this diabolo video using submissions to the diabolo.ca video of the week. It features some awesome diabolo tricks, including a sweet one diabolo sequence, some interesting 2D stuff and, our favourite, a chest roll with a diabolo.
Last year the contact staff community lost one of its brightest stars, Linda Farkas. Linda inspired many contact staffers both with the technicality of her staff tricks and with the grace of the movements she fused those tricks with.
In honour of Linda's memory and to celebrate International Women's Day the ladies of the contact staff community created this contact staff compilation video. While all the people in this video have their own distinct style, I think you can see Linda's influence in all of them. Linda's legacy will live on for many years to come.
Our old pal, Luke Hallgarten, has filmed and edited this amazing video of Le Lido students of 2017. Le Lido is a circus school in Toulouse, France and is respected as one of the most prestigious circus schools in the world. You can see why from this video; superb skills, a huge range of disciplines and more than a sprinkling of circus madness!
We love seeing narrative and character in performances and videos, especially in the spinning arts where it's rare to see that sort of thing. Lui and George have made just such a contact staff video.
Sound tracked to a version of "Mad World" Lui and George express the boredom and frustration that can exist in relationships, though there are still flashes of fondness and co-operation in this nicely devised piece.
You won't have seen a hula hoop video quite like this before! Alfemur Phelps looks like he's having loads of fun as he hoops around his farm accompanied by various machinery. Alfemur hoops on a tractor, quad bike, with a chainsaw and with a chicken. This video is brilliantly ridiculous!
Ian Jenson demonstrates some ridiculous contact ball balances in this video. The number of balance points Ian has control of on his face is remarkable. This video also features a load of impressive body rolls.
The IJA put out monthly videos featuring artists from all over the world. This month's "Tricks of the Month" video features Mckenzey Simper from Salt Lake City, Utah USA, juggling and manipulating hula hoops. Mckenzey's tricks are awesome. If you're into hoop juggling you'll find loads of inspiration in this video.
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