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At Fifth Elephant

At Fifth Elephant

Circus at Fifth Elephant. Photos by SaifiThis is more of a Spin Matsuri post than one for Mediatinker, but in the interest of keeping my travel journal full, I can tell you about the personal side of attending a tech conference as a circus person. That’s what I...
Juggling in Yangon

Juggling in Yangon

I spent the past week in Yangon, Myanmar, for a juggling festival & social circus project organised by Serious Fun in Yangon. Me and two dozen other international jugglers flew in to do shows and teach workshops all over the city. We worked with disabled kids, a...
Filming “Stars” on Niijima

Filming “Stars” on Niijima

Here is the latest video with the Frolicaholics. We filmed it on Niijima during Guru-Guru Camp and it was such fun that I want to share the behind the scenes bits. The RecordingWe sat in our campsite early in morning – there were no other campers in...
Me, the Sea, and the Sunrise

Me, the Sea, and the Sunrise

One of the quiet delights of camping on Niijima is a morning walk to the beach. This year, I saw several sunrises emerging blood red from the ocean. For some of them I was busy hooping while Rob filmed me for our video project.Sunrise. I am sitting atop a 4 meter high...

The Frolicaholics Play Hoop Lounge

Memorable birthday! Instead of going out to dinner or pigging out on cake, Tod & I played a show at Hoop Lounge. We were in a terrific line-up of acts that included a diablo player, a performance artist, and a Cirque du Soleil dancer/clown. Backstage was warm and...
Acrobalance

Acrobalance

Miki and I got together this afternoon to do some acrobalance. Although I lead an acro segment in the Circus Fitness workshops, I’m not an expert. Miki’s got lots of experience and I was happy to get some new ideas from her today, especially for training....