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Orinoco -

UK, BBC4 9pm to 10pm Daredevils And Divas: A Night At The Circus

This is your er... 7 minute warning.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/proginfo/2018/50/daredevils-and-divas?fbclid=IwAR1Hya2pA6R4o4SkcpRn9uOl16h0TWYfRql8FLkCTINRyWA2O4eUo_N4n-o

John R - - Parent

Watched it, thought it was pretty good. Also think I spotted a Sam Goodburn in the closing montage?

Orinoco - - Parent

Sam was the second featured artist at the start of the show! He got quite a lot of talking head time, they showed much of his getting dressed on a unicycle routine plus his finale of cycling across a row of wine glasses.

I enjoyed it too. Nice to see some familiar faces: Sam, the Gandinis & Ockham's Razor. Was Tweedy the clown the same Tweedy we saw at BJC 2002? It was a well put together programme with lots of variety & a decent performance:talky bit ratio.

I was also impressed by acrobat Dergin Tokmak from Extraordinary Bodies and tight rope walkers Chris Bullzini and Johanne Humblet from Cirque Bijou who I'd never seen before.

Well worth looking out for a repeat or watching on iPlayer if you missed it.

John R - - Parent

The secret is out - we only caught the last two-thirds! Watching the first 20 minutes now...

Mike Moore -

Dots video!

I've been working on dots technique for a long time and finally improved to the point where I could make a decent video showcasing it!

https://youtu.be/CMY4Jzn_gd0

I'm pretty happy with how it turned out (except the usual compromises between long runs and cleanliness). It's certainly the longest I've spent editing a non-tutorial! Hope y'all like it.

Daniel Simu - - Parent

Cool research and super tricks! I like the drawings on the boards :)

Mike Moore - - Parent

Thanks! Some of the tricks in the whiteboard room were only there to show the idea for the n+1 version, so I wanted to get the point across as quickly as possible to move on.

Except the hopping conveyor-belt pattern, which I love but can't run cleanly for long enough for everyone to enjoy. So gotta made do with the picture.

charlieh -

Many of you will know our friend Ali who runs the awesome Gravity Outlaws, who sell lots of juggling related gifts (mugs, clothing, pens etc.). She's not going to post this herself so I'm doing it because she's my mate running a small business (which is hard work) and deserves our support - and it was my idea anyway. So go buy Christmas presents for your juggling friends from her (or drop some heavy hints to your friends and family!). For you old-school UK types, my favourite item of hers is a mug with the backdrop image from the original Bristol conventions (it would have been in the top field, natch).

If this isn't an appropriate message then please feel free to moderate it - don't want to get anyone in trouble - oh and again, blame me, not Ali. But you should still go and buy Christmas presents from your local juggling retailer, because I said so :)

charlieh - - Parent

argh that's professional of me, forgot the link https://www.gravityoutlaws.co.uk/circus.html

Monte - - Parent

I've got two of those mugs already. They're awesome.

Mike Moore -

Few modern juggling videos tend to be posted here, but I think this one should be seen:

https://youtu.be/U7818Q1XULw

I love the control at the beginning, the hype title slide, and the killer hard/very funny tricks. Trebla pancake as the last ring of a pulldown? Okay.

Daniel Simu - - Parent

Nice indeed, thanks for sharing!

Marvin -

The Green Eggs Report for November 2018 is now available. Last month 26 people made 59 posts containing 13 links. See past reports.

3 events have new trivia: MKJC9, LJC18, ODJC2018.

Orinoco -

RIP Ricky Jay

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-46333968

Not sure I could pick a favourite video:

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Ricky+Jay

Stephen Meschke - - Parent

I'm not sure why, but I find the shell game very frustrating. Jay's shell game is much more satisfying to watch with ball tracking: https://imgur.com/a/kBeddvU.

Little Paul - - Parent

I find that much more frustrating as I’m pretty sure it’s wrong

Little Paul - - Parent

Having rewatched the original, it’s definitely wrong. So very wrong! Whoever made that gif has no idea what’s going on there

Stephen Meschke - - Parent

Link to source (2:05)

I made this GIF. How does the ball get there?

Little Paul - - Parent

As it’s a classic of magic, I don’t mind tipping you the secret phrase “chop cup”

Little Paul - - Parent

I wonder what that’s going to do to the value of “cards as weapons”

John R - - Parent

New Yorker profile from 25 years ago: https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/1993/04/05/secrets-of-the-magus

Dee -

European Juggling Convention 2019

FYI: phase 1 tickets for #EJC2019 are scheduled to go on sale at 20:00 GMT (UTC) tonight. Ticket price information etc is here - that link will also link onto the European Juggling Association ticket sales system once it goes live.

Orinoco - - Parent

Who's system?

The Void - - Parent

Is it the band System Of A Down?

Dee - - Parent

Didn't want people confused when routed to something that had EJA on it (has caused confusion in the past!)Hope its running smoothly. Ta muchly.

Mike Moore - - Parent

After purchasing, is there any kind of refund/transfer system? I think there's about an 80 % chance I'll be able to make it. I'd rather have non-action pushing me to go...but at the same time I'd want a way out of something comes up in April (my life will have a lot of volatility in March-April).

Maria - - Parent

Tickets can be transferred for a 10% transfer fee (paid by the recipient). You'll need to e-mail the EJA in that case. (One point in the EJA terms and conditions might indicate that it has to be done at least 14 days before the event.)

Mike Moore - - Parent

Great, thanks!

Danny Colyer - - Parent

Does anyone involved have any idea yet of the time or length of the gala show? It would be useful information when deciding whether to choose afternoon or evening when I'm buying my tickets.

Dee - - Parent

I'm chasing this up with the show producers. I'll try to get back asap on approximate estimated duration (and times).

There will be gala ticket swop "workshops" during the EJC. Typically, it has been easier to swop late tickets for early tickets, but I can't guarantee that this year, as more people may have to leave on Saturday evening to make flights etc.

Dee - - Parent

Information about the length of gala show: approximate duration 2 hours.

Am currently trying to get more information about plans for start times.

Dee - - Parent

The current plan, subject to change, is for the second show to start about 8ish - team members don't want it running that late at the end of a long week.

The timings haven't been finalised, hence for the vagueness on the ticket sales site as we didn't want to cause confusion by changing times!

Remember that there will always be the option to participate in the on-site ticket swop workshop.

Danny Colyer - - Parent

Thanks Dee. I didn't really expect the details to have been finalised yet, but that's at least a starting point to discuss with the family before I book.

Dee - - Parent

A quick reminder that the first phase of #EJC2019 pre-registration runs until December 07 2018.

Ticket prices and more information are here

Paying by bank transfer means that all of the funds go to the EJC, but as that option is more expensive for some people, there is also the option to pay by card (via PayPal).

Mike Moore - - Parent

Registered for my first EJC! Eeeeeee

greenac30824 -

How do I juggle three balls while hula hooping

Adam Hellman - - Parent

Learn to juggle with your arms high enough to also hula hoop then start with one ball while hula hooping and work your way up

Iain Murray - - Parent

It depends on the look you're going for, and what you consider "cheating". I'd hoop around the thighs (often called "knee hooping" in tutorials), and then the hoop is well out of the way. If you can't already knee hoop, that might seem harder. But once you can knee hoop, combining that with juggling seems a lot easier / less awkward.

I guess you could instead hoop around the shoulders or neck with a really low juggling pattern. Then you could try to move between those two configurations :-).

greenac30824 -

How do I do the cup stacking feet challenge?

greenac30824 -

How do I juggle three balls blindfolded?

7b_wizard - - Parent

Seeing, get a very small and stable pattern first. Then, put your attention to and focus on altogether hands' movement and the portion of thrust given and on the throwing angle only. Then either close eyes while juggling, or start entirely blindfold from launch. [ #blindfold ]
Have you tried yet?

greenac30824 - - Parent

Yes, I got lots of blindfolds and sleep masks and stuff! I going to try it

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