Club Swinging

Oct 24th, 2010 | By | Category: Inspirations, Performances

I’ve been experimenting a bit with club swinging of late (an evolution of staff twirling) and came across this video… Plenty of inspiration here 🙂


more two wheeled fun

Sep 12th, 2008 | By | Category: Inspirations

I loved the “circus punk” story on the make magazine blog, which led me to SUPERS.A.D.’s cyclecircus photos. Tons of inspiration for an up and coming tall biker.


synchronised swimming in a sound free world

Aug 28th, 2008 | By | Category: Inspirations

Another one on my ‘must try’ list for the 2009 catapult festival… an mp3 experiment. The basic premise involves participants downloading an Mp3 from here, transferring it to their portable player and then showing up at the event ready to press play simultaneously with others. I picture a meeting in Machattie park – folks turning […]


to do – join pillow fight club

Aug 23rd, 2008 | By | Category: Inspirations

I missed this year’s world pillow fight day (March 22nd) – but have it down on my to-do list for next year. Any city worth living in has at least an annual pillow fight. Organizing a massive pillow fight is perhaps the simplest of free events or interventions The world pillow fight day website has […]


seriously funny – political clowning

Jul 10th, 2008 | By | Category: Inspirations

One of the important roles of art is to have us question what we’re doing. It’s as if the rules of our society are held within a larger set of rules we call culture. Some artists express themselves in that zone outside social rules, but still safely within what we all recognise as cultural. What […]


Circus skills – a todo list

Jul 6th, 2008 | By | Category: Inspirations, Lead articles

I picked up this list of circus skills from the wikipedia, thinking that it might be useful to refer to it when writing posts on how to employ those skills and techniques to create and choreograph new sidewalk acts. Some of these don’t have corresponding pages on the ‘pedia – so there’s a double project […]


3 ball juggling

Jul 2nd, 2008 | By | Category: Inspirations, Performances

I know this one isn’t actually being performed on the street, but it could have been. If you juggle three balls, but wonder if you’ve done it all, this video’s is a great yardstick to measure up against. [TEDTALKS MichaelMoschen_2002_high.flv] (from TED talks, Michael Moschen: Juggling rhythm and motion) If you’re not quite up to […]


Julie Taymor on Theater and the imagination

Jun 24th, 2008 | By | Category: Inspirations

In this short video from TED talks, director/designer Julie Taymor talks about respecting, and relying on, the audience’s imagination. Guraranteed to inspire you to take more risks with the audience and explore your inner poet. [TEDTALKS JulieTaymor_1998_high.flv] read/see more on the TED talks site…