Renegade Juggling will be attending the Italian Juggling festival May 1-5, 2013. This festival Convention di Giocoleria della Brianza will be our first Italian festival in a very long time, the last one was the Verona EJC festival (1991). We ( Iman and Tom) will be arriving on April 18th and stay in Italy till May 11th. We also plan to go to Rome for a week during our trip stay with the famous Freak-a-Tony’s; Dado, Marko and Mateo. If you are going to the festival and want us to bring some props for you, email tomrenegadejuggling@gmail com and we will bring anything you want to the festival ( no walking globes or big props). We plan of bringing mostly odd RdL props with us, and not much stock as we do not have much room in our baggage. Iman will be performing her solo clowning show and give some workshops. This is a rare chance to see some high quality Eccentric performing. Iman’s show was directed and inspired by Avner the Eccentric and Julie Goell.
Renegade Juggling has started a new youtube channel, we are going to focus on old footage from Renegade Shows, juggling festivals and other events. We are trying to contact each performer to check with them that it is ok to use the footage, but sometimes we don’t know who it is, or forgot their names. If you see any footage and know the name of the performer let us know so we can contact them.
Our idea is to construct a historical library of classic footage, so young or new jugglers can look at older performances to be inspired and educated about the art from. We will not have any instructional or demonstration video, only live performances.
If you have any old footage you would like to include in the collect we will be adding a download option on our website where you will be able to load the footage to the Renegade Juggling website. This is in the works and maybe in a few months will be working.
Renegadejuggling, our youtube channel is where we are housing the clips for now, in a month or two they will be moved to our website. The video content served by us rather than youtube. We hope to have 200-300 clips by the end of the year. Below is our most popular clip so far.
Levistick or Fire Dancing Cane
The Levistick or Flow Stick is a adaptation of the Dancing Cane a very old (1800′s ?) classic magic trick.The adaptation of the dancing cane to use as a fire prop is pretty new, maybe in the last 5 years it has become more common. The name Levistick is also a new term which has surfaced in the last 5 years or so, as far as I know. Flow Stick maybe the last year or two. I think the name of this prop should be Fire Dancing Cane, so the name represent its historical roots.
There is a good collection of Dancing Cane video clips on http://wn.com/The_Dancing_Cane
This shows most of the classic moves, of which, some could be adapted to the fire version of this magic prop. There are also several magic based instructional videos on this topic I have heard that Dancing Cane 101 by David Mann is a good beginner introduction to this prop. You can also buy it as a computer download.
I have seen several comedy magic routines, Haggie Oegemann, (sp) performed this at Moisture Festival in Seattle several time, where it appears that the cane is attacking him. I think that would be a good adaptation with a Fire Dancing Cane, where the cane is trying to catch you on fire, that could be a nice routine.
For the illusion to work you really need to see the performer, so adapting this to a fire props is not perfect but can work with enough ambient lighting.