Contact by Tyas Frantz
Regular price $20.00 MSRP / 0.2 lb
"The illusion created is one of a free-floating, weightless ball, subject to unusual laws of motion. A good contact juggler can make his own movements seem almost unrelated to the movements of the ball; the attention of the audience is always fixed on the ball. Contact juggling is, above all, graceful and absorbing." -- James Ernest, Contact Juggling Pioneer and Author
Contact Juggling, also referred to as CJ or Dynamic Manipulation, is the art of manipulating one or more objects while keeping them in contact with your body.
In Contact Juggling, balls are rolled over the hands and body in visually interesting patterns instead of being tossed in the air.
Contact Jugglers perform with a wide variety of objects from pens to basketballs (Harlem Globtrotters), but the most popular object is the 3" acrylic ball. Contact balls are transparent, so they never appear to be spinning. This property allows the performer to create a mesmerizing effect wherein the balls appear to be sliding or floating accross the body. It's that element that attracts magicians to Contact Juggling. Indeed, good Contact Juggling looks a lot like magic.
On This DVD You'll Learn:
- The Cradle
- The Butterfly
- Transfer Sequences
- Two Ball Spins
- Two Ball Stunts
- Three Ball Spins
- Three Ball Stunts
- The Circle Toss
- The Body Roll
- The Two Ball Butterfly
Special bonus: Sit with Magic Historian Paul Draper as he interviews Tyas in the Penguin Magic studio.