Title: Kuka, Pop Juggling
Producer, jugglers: Laudigan Massive Production - Jay Gilligan and Manu Laude
Where to buy: http://www.popjuggling.com
The DVD features "Kuka the pop juggling show", which is 18 minutes long, and 35 minutes of passing related tricks.
Packaging, DVD menus, Delivery
The packaging is great and very professional. The whole design is great in my opinion. The menus are not really fancy nor hi-tech, but they do the job. The intro (not the trailer) is excellent.
Buying on the Internet is no problem, I received the DVD a week after ordering it on the website.
Jay Gilligan and Manu Laude demonstrate a very high level of clubs and rings passing. But more than that, they perform mostly original tricks and patterns. There is a whole range of new ideas for interacting with another juggler, and they look great.
When I saw Kuka at EJC 2004 in Carvin, I found the show a bit too intense, and did not appreciate it fully. It gave me the feeling that the show required all of my attention at all time. There was no really low and high parts, there was a single high energy
Now this is where having the video is great. It allowed me to completely rediscover Kuka from a new perspective and to appreciate all the technical new tricks buried in there. I also like both jugglers style, and they stay true to themselves in this show,
but this is a matter of personal taste. I'm now waiting to see the show a second time.
The tricks section features 5 clips with clubs and 2 with rings. There were shot in 2003, probably during the preparation of the show. All the tricks from the show are shown here, but also some great tricks that did not make it in the show.
Very much worth it.