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Bornfire : Invictus

Posted: May 15, 2016 by lambentI2e in Events / Gatherings, Information

Date : 3-5 Jun 2016
Time : 8pm & 945pm
Duration : 45 min
Venue : Outdoor Theatre, Esplanade, Singapore

A circus piece written by and dedicated to youth from the past and present. In inevitable moments of hardship when it feels like you are forsaken by all, where can you find the strength to not let your spirit be broken? The Flying Circus looks to answer these questions in Invictus, an original production commissioned by Flipside and the opening programme of the 10th edition of Bornfire, a Singapore circus arts festival that brings together Singapore and international circus artists.

For details and updates, check the Esplanade event page.

Heart of Fire Movie Screening

Posted: May 15, 2016 by lambentI2e in Information

Date : 4 Jun 2016
Time : 6pm Doors Open
Venue : National Trust Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary – 28 Tomewin Street, Currumbin, QLD 4223, Australia

Get ready for the Premiere screening of HEART OF FIRE, accompanied by a fun-filled fiery night of Polynesian entertainment, food and breathtaking fire shows performed by traditional fireknife “Siva Afi” dancers and Energy Entertainments.

Join Neal Webb, creative director of Energy Entertainments (and a Currumbin local!) on his journey to discover the heart of fire dancing in Polynesian lands. Neal recently visited the Hawaiian islands with filmmaker Elijah Cavanagh from FilmsCo and soundie Gabrielle Fry from Sounds in Nature / JPL Media, to create a feature length documentary that will discover the heart of fire dancing within the Polynesian people. During their adventure, they visited the World Fireknife Championships in Oahu and Neal was lucky enough to train and perform with the best fireknife warriors in the world!

The screening will be held outdoors so we encourage you to bring your own chairs and blankets to make yourself comfortable during the event (a few chairs will be supplied but are limited). There is an undercover decking area to keep dry should it rain. The bar will be open for food and drinks, please feel free to BYO soft drinks and snacks only. No BYO alcohol.

Plenty of free off street parking.

Early Bird tickets on sale now! $20 (+ bf). Children under 10 years old go free.

New Zealand Juggling & Circus Festival 2016

Posted: April 30, 2016 by lambentI2e in Information

Juggling Workshop with Metlili

Posted: April 28, 2016 by lambentI2e in Information, juggling, theforeverstudent

Date : 2-3 May 2016
Time : 8-10pm
Venue : Publika, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Cost : RM50 per day

A Big Hello and Welcome to 2016

Posted: January 1, 2016 by lambentI2e in Information

Photo credit : Huffington Post

We hope 2015 has been a fruitful and fun year for you.

It’s now 2016, and instead of making resolutions, why not try making a “system” instead? So for example, instead of saying “I resolve to be a better juggler”, try “I resolve to practice my juggling at least 5 minutes a day” ? It has worked wonders for all of us and we hope it does the same for you.

Wickup is currently (as far as we know) the only circus/object manipulation blog that focuses on the Asia/Asia-Pacific/Oceania region. We will continue to feature circus-based events in these regions, as well as share cool videos on a regular basis.

Thanks to everyone who has subscribed/followed this blog (that means you!), do help tell your friends about us. If you have any suggestions or if you would like us to feature your event/group, you can drop us a word here.

There will be lots of big stuff happening in the first half of 2016.

The Freeflow Fire and Arts Festival is in Cambodia.

Over in the land of sheep and Lord-of-the-Rings, there is the 10th Northland Circus Festival. as well as the New Zealand Juggling and Circus Festival.

Down under, the Spin Circus Festival returns, along with the Tasmanian Circus Festival and the Western Australian Circus Festival. Australia will also be busy with Blazing Swan, the Australian Circus Festival 2016 / Australian Circus Industry Awards 2016, and Spunout 2016.

India hosts the annual Injuco in January.

Not to be outdone, the Philippines will host the annual Philippine Flow Festival.

Hoopers will be heading to Bali for the Hoop Dream Retreat. A new meditation, yoga and flow arts festival, the 2 week Bali Flow Camp will arrive in late April.

In Singapore, Bornfire celebrates its 10th year with the 10-day Bornfire Festival 2016 in June.

Do continue spreading the joy around in 2016. The future hasnt been written yet, so it’s up to you to make it a good one 🙂

Keep on spinning!

Training advice for Jugglers – Daniel Simu

Posted: November 3, 2015 by lambentI2e in Information

Photo credit : James Heilman

Photo credit : James HeilmanWho am I to give any juggler advice on how to train?

From the moment I started to take juggling seriously, I have been wanting to know how to train effectively.
I’ve set set goals, made lists, tracked progress in many ways. I followed many workshops, asked dozens of jugglers for training advice. I even attended circus school where I had a juggling teacher, Gregor Kiock, and plenty of other jugglers around me. I’ve read books from Jason Garfield, Laido Ditmar, and essays like for example from Steven Ragatz, Jon Udry , Wes Peden, and Thom Wall.

I have learned from all of these sources. And of course, the more I learn, the more I realize how much I don’t know. Also, with so many skilled young jugglers out there, it is hard to remain confident about my own skills!

For the full article, see here.

What do you include in your Fitness Praxis? – Dawnd

Posted: August 26, 2015 by lambentI2e in Information

There is a lot of talk about practice time, discipline, focus and attention to details in the world of juggling and Flow Arts. The combined action of this work is what I call Fitness Praxis. Yet, there are so many areas which we can put our attention to, which ones are the most important? Of course, it depends on what the outcome of your work will be, but there are a few areas which are important to us all as humans.

As physical practitioners, we should be training more than just our props. If we do not, we will not reach our full potential because we lack strength, agility and endurance. It is inevitable that we will get injured if we do not include sports training in our art work. In other sports disciplines it’s called cross-training, which means the body is more balanced, you protect yourself from repetitive strain injuries (RSI) and the result is more energy and dynamic mobility.

For the full article, see here.

Cirque du Soleil : Worlds Away

Posted: August 7, 2015 by lambentI2e in Information

Worlds AwayThe beauty about TV or the movies is that you have the flexibility of being able to shout “Cut!” And then make adjustments to lighting, sets, actors, and even camera angles and speed. For someone who believes in the immediacy and the excitement of raw live circus, I was pretty certain it would be an uphill battle to try capturing the magic of circus on the screen, let alone the spectacular nature of anything by Cirque du Soleil.

Worlds Away is a nicely gift wrapped production that almost passes the is-always-watchable mark, but is still a treat to watch. Executive producer James Cameron, god of 3D, finally managed to persuade the Cirque people to let him translate circus into the 3D format. I deliberately avoided watching it in this format: Not everyone has 3D capabilities, not everyone is a 3D fan, and 3D will not make up for a lacklustre story or production.

But then again, this IS Cirque du Soleil.

Worlds Away is about a girl named Mia, who visits a quaint old circus, locks eyes with the Aerialist during a performance, and ends up following him into a dream world to reunite with him . But not before she has to travel through various tents (aka Cirque production sets) in her journey.

There are the usual gamut of circus staples like aerialists, acrobats, contortionists, and kooky characters. But the highlights stand out proudly, my favourites being the trampoline superheroes, and the ship trapeze acrobats ( the latter warranted a second and third viewing ).

Worlds Away

Not much can be said for the storyline, as it feels like a who’s who presentation of the different Cirque shows. In fact, filming was done at the various respective stages for each individual segments (eg Ka at the Ka stage in Las Vegas) . There was almost no chemistry between the 2 leads, but in all fairness, they barely had much screen time together.

Plus, this is one show you really don’t need substitles for.

If you’re at least a circus fan, Cirque du Soleil Worlds Away should provide you with a good viewing (or 2). If you’re not, you might want to consider catching a live show to see the true awe and wonder or circus.

World’s Away is available on DVD

Worlds Away

Very few jugglers have ever heard of Ferry Mader. This is true for even those who are fairly well read about the history of the art. However, most jugglers are aware of one of the tricks he invented and would be astounded at some of his other feats.

Ferry Mader was born Ferry Xaver on May 29th 1884 in Augsburg, Germany, where he lived his entire life. He wasn’t born into a performing family, but from an early age he developed a strong desire to be a performing artist of some kind. Against his parents’ wishes, he left home at the age of 19 to pursue a career as a juggler. He developed quite a unique repertoire of tricks and quickly found success on the stage.

Full article available here.