This Episode of DSWT includes an interview with Meghan Claire Pike about creativity in Object Manipulation, and a round table discussion about routine construction.
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Episode 1 features an interview with beatboxer/bounce juggler Bronkar Lee, Propaganda: Discussion of Contact Juggling Balls, an article about alternative practice spaces for artists/jugglers, and information about our first contest!
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Episode 1 Content
Introduction + Discussion (8 minutes) – Noel, Kyle, Bri, Richard, and Brian introduce themselves and the discussion topic of the podcast: Why is there a social gap between juggling enthusiasts and spinning enthusiasts? The hosts discuss longevity of poi as a manipulation form, average age range of hobbyists, and how both practices really come down to the enjoyment and ability to “do stuff with things”.
5 Ball Force Bounce World Record with Bronkar Lee (13 minutes) – Beatboxer/bounce juggler Bronkar Lee shares his experience at attempting and succeeding to break the 5 ball force bounce world record. Bronkar describes how he prepared for the challenge, the obstacles he faced, and leaves us with an inspiring message. To find out more about Bronkar visit www.circusofsound.com
Propaganda: Contact Juggling Balls (12 minutes) – Kyle and Richard discuss the pros and cons of stage balls vs acrylic balls. They drop useful tips, ball recommendations, and helpful advice for beginners.
Alternative Practice Spaces (13 minutes) – Bri delivers the low down on a few of the alternative practice spaces the Vulcan group has managed to visit. She reports on Vulcan Studios in Oakland, CA (http://propboxstudio.com/), Bellingham Circus Guild in Bellingham, WA (http://bellinghamcircusguild.com/), Sideshow Studio in Vancouver, BC (http://www.facebook.com/groups/194668737224379/), the Katakomben in Berlin, Germany (http://www.katakomben-berlin.de/home.html), and R33 in Budapest, Hungary (http://www.r33.hu/).
Closing (1.5 minutes) – We gratefully acknowledge our sponsors: Fund the Flow Arts and Juggling Fashion!
Fund the Flow Arts is a US-based nonprofit organization established in 2011 to present and promote the Flow Arts globally. The Fund aims to advance the prop manipulation-based Flow Arts and the Fund also seeks to foster local Flow Arts communities and cultivate the development of a global community of Flow Arts practitioners. Check out more at http://fundtheflowarts.org/
Juggling Fashion: Turns everyone into a juggling rockstar! Juggling fashion offers high quality t shirts that feature unique juggling inspired designs. See more at: http://www.jugglingfashion.com/
And also a HUGE THANK YOU to Tha’ Mole for our theme song and Nym for background music:
Welcome to Do Stuff With Things!
A podcast about object manipulation with 5 performers from the Vulcan Studios in Oakland, CA. Tune in to listen to juggling and spinning related topics, connect with object manipulators, and hear inspiring stories from flow artists around the world!