Touring Video

Over the last couple of months I’ve been touring with Gandini Juggling. I decided to document my travels a little, to give a feel for what it’s been like. The videos not so juggling focused but might be interesting for any circus artists, even if your not a massive juggling fan

Photos and video all filmed on a iPhone 4S and edited in iMovie for iPad. I like Apples.

Video of the week – Wall of Death

Just like you we love a bit of danger.

This beautifully made video by Benedict Campbell features The Ken Fox Troupe, one of a very few families still performing “The Wall of Death” in Europe.

I wonder if anyone is performing the bicycle version anymore? If not perhaps it would be a fun project for someone to do*?!

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*Lions optional

Thanks to Howie for pointing this one out!

Quixotic Fusion: Dancing with light

I’ve been interested in the use of technology in circus for some time. The performance of Quixotic Fusion at TED merges dance and elements of aerial work to produce some interesting results.

To be honest the over all performance is not to my taste but it’s great to see companies succeeding in the tricky business of blending technology with live performance.

Video of the Week – Philippe Petit: The journey across the high wire

There was a time when the Twin Towers tight wire walk was an insider circus story, forgotten by New York and the rest of the world. Then Man on a Wire was released and the world listened, Petit back in fashion.

In this video Petit condenses his solo show to a 18min Ted talk.

*Warning* the juggling is a little painful….

Undermän

The full Undermän show (as part of CircusFest) was live streamed on the Guardian website here and you can still watch it!

I personally loved the show, so much so I gave a breif testimonial for the show. Obviously the video isn’t as good as seeing the show live but if you haven’t had a chance to catch the show yet have a gander!

Story telling

Occasionally I hear circus artists/directors/random people who feel their opinion is important talk about ‘how to make circus more than just an act’, about how we can use circus to ‘tell stories’. As Mr. Wilson has so eliquentley commented on this before I’m inclined not to comment as I would be just wasting keystrokes.

However if you must layer on a storyline do it well. This video could help you do that: