Welcome on artofdiabolo.com

Created in 2004, this site presents the DIABOLOGY DVD, directed by The Mad French Posse, french jugglers team who have a passion for the Art of Diabolo. In few years this DVD became very very popular and inspired the next generation of diabolists, to be now considered as the beginning of a new age of the Art of Diabolo.

Since 2005, this site is also the main resources center on the web about the diabolo siteswaps, a mathematical theory describing how to juggle with 2, 3, 4 or more diabolos. This theory has been introduced in the world of diabolo in 2003 by 3 members of the Mad French Posse : JiBe, Baptiste and Priam.



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Last News :

[news 22 april 2006] Juggling Conventions of Bordeaux and Belgium

[news 20 february 2006] The Mad French Posse back in Ieper

[news 10 december 2005] Eric and Antonin create "Sur le Fil" and the Compagnie Filophile

[news 12 august 2005] Priam in EJC 2005

[news 15 july 2005] The Mad French Posse in Prague for Zonglovanni Festival

[news 19 april 2005] Release of DSSS

[news 23 february 2005] Close release of DSSS.

[news 12 february 2005] Convention of Ieper, Belgium

[news 19 december 2004] Antonin World Champion, Priam 3rd, Baptiste 4th

[news 16 december 2004] The Mad French Posse in Las Vegas for the WJF championships

[news 13 december 2004] A present for Christmas

[news 13 december 2004] Release of DIABOLOGY !!!

[news 27 october 2004] Siteswap tools update

[news 14 september 2004] News update on the DVD

[news 02 july 2004] The DVD won't be ready at the EJC in Carvin

[news 15 may 2004] Release of the site ArtOfDiabolo.com and announcement of the DIABOLOGY DVD


[news 22 april 2006] Convention of Bordeaux and Belgium

Meet Trash, Priam and the Cie Filophile (Eric and Antonin) at the juggling conventions :


[news 20 february 2006] The Mad French Posse back in Ieper

Trash, Priam and the Cie Filophile (Eric and Antonin) were in Ieper for the traditional "juggling day ".
3 new acts were presented :


[news 10 december 2005] Eric and Antonin create "Sur le Fil" and the Compagnie Filophile

After long months of work on the creation of a duo act, Eric and Antonin present the show "Sur le Fil " and create the Compagnie Filophile.

All details on the officiel website : http://filophile.free.fr


[news 12 august 2005] Priam at EJC 2005

Priam is the only diabolist and the only french performer invited for the European Juggling Convention 2005, in Ptuj in Slovenia. One week of shows for more than 3000 jugglers and for the czech people, not used to see that !.


[news 15 july 2005] Le Mad French Posse in Prague for Zonglovanni Festival

Antonin, Trash and Priam were in Prague for the Czch Juggling Convention : Zonglovanni Festival.
They presents several acts :

  • The solo of Trash.
  • The luminous solo of Priam
  • The solo of Antonin
  • An unseen trio : Trash, Priam e& Antonin all together from 1 to 9 diabolos
  • A special duo : Priam and Lena Koehn, the best women diabolist of the world.

Le trio Antonin, Trash & Priam     Le duo Priam & Lena

See the duo and the trio in the videos section !


[news 19 april 2005] Release of DSSS

DSSS : Diabology SiteSwap Simulator

Play here

DSSS is the first siteswap simulator for diabolo.
It understands high and low notation, the suns with 1 diabolo, and can play until 9 diabolos.

Here are the first pictures :





Priam
[news 23 february 2005] Coming out soon for DSSS.

Announcement of the close release of DSSS
DSSS, the last production of Art Of Diabolo Society, is going to be a premiere in the art of diabolo.
A group of diabolists and siteswapers is now testing DSSS.
DSSS will be released in April 2005.

More news in April !

Priam


[news 12 february 2005] Convention of Ieper, Belgium

The Mad French Posse is in Belgium, for the Juggling Convention of Ieper. Worshops program : fondamental elements and improvisation for 1 diabolo by Eric et Antonin, passing diabolo by Baptiste, JiBe and Priam, and 3 diabolos low by Baptiste et Trash.
Saturday night, the show "Paris-Bordeaux-Toulouse" is the final of the Gala Show.


[news 19 december 2004] Antonin World Champion, Priam 3rd, Baptiste 4th

WJF 2004 : The diabolo contest was amazing, americans discovered what is diabolo today.
Hera are the results:
  1. Antonin HARTZ (France), Score: 7.99
  2. Ryo YABE (Japan), Score: 6.83
  3. Priam PIERRET (France), Score: 6.76
  4. Baptiste DURAND (France), Score: 6.52
  5. Matt HALL (United States), Score: 4.73
The 3 judges were : Sean ANDERSON , Norbi WHITNEY and Trash.
Let's mention that the Eric's worshop about fondamental elements and improvisation for 1 diabolo was a great success.



(de gauche droite) Trash, Priam, Antonin, Baptiste et Eric


[news 16 december 2004] The Mad French Posse in Las Vegas for the WJF championships

Antonin, Baptiste, Eric, Priam and Trash are in Las Vegas for the diabolo contest of the first juggling world championships, organized by the Word Juggling Federation

The diabolo contest will stand on sunday the 19th december 2004.


Sean Anderson, Ryo Yabe and the Mad French Posse (But where is Matt Hall ?)


[news 13 december 2004] A present for Christmas

Here is a present for Christmas ! You'll find in the section videos the clip "Of Baguettes and Diabolos" taken from the DVD. This is the original video, with the original musics. We didn't get the authorization to use some of them in the DVD, so you'll find in Diabology the same clip with different musics, especially made up for the video. We hope you'll like it !

Antonin and Eric


[news 13 december 2004] Release of Diabology!

That's it... After more than one year of work, the DVD is ready. Mister Babache will get 3000 DVDs on the 13th of december ! He will therefore be able to send them to shops on the 14th. If you can't wait, you can go to your usual juggling store and ask them to order some to Mister Babache. To finish with, the DVD will soon be sold on the web. Merry Christmas !

Priam


[news 27 october 2004] Siteswap tools update on site

There is some new stuff in the resources category of the site. I've added a small tool for validating and visualising siteswaps, as well as some explanations on siteswap. These are so far the explanations that will be available on the leafleft of the DVD, but further updates will probably happen on the website.

As for the DVD, we're in production now. Target date is still early December. FYI the DVD has been tested in order to be multizone.

JiBe


[news 14 september 2004] News update on the DVD

The DVD should be ready to ship by early December.
Our royalties issue is still there, but we'll do whatever has to be done to overcome this. If we have to replace part of the music by some free music we'll do it. If this proves to diminish too much the quality of a video, we'll release it on the Internet.
In short, we'll do what it takes, in the hope of encountering no other problem.


[news early july 2004] The DVD won't be ready at the EJC in Carvin

Diabology won't be available for sale in Carvin, we're the first ones to be sorry about it..

However, the educative and freestyle parts will be shown at the M. Babache shop, which will allow you to see the main parts of the DVD, and wait until it is released at a later but unknown date.
Explanation for the delay:
The DVD itself is finished since May, a few lucky people already saw it, and we're very proud of the result. The delay is because of pure legal reasons.
We chose to partly use some known music for the freestyle parts, and to pay the royalties for these. However, neither M. Babache nor us are used to dealing with this, and we wrongly thought we only had to declare the use of these songs to the SUISA. We made a mistake there since authorizations from each producer are also needed, and we've had some unanswered requests as well as some negative ones.
It's been a month and a half that we're struggling to get over this, sometimes redoing the editing to change the music. So the DVD is not ready, and we cannot tell when it will be ready.

Let's finish on a higher note: this will be a double DVD.


[news 15 may 2004] Release of the site ArtOfDiabolo.com and announcement of the DIABOLOGY DVD

At the moment this site only features a presentation of the diabolo DVD Diabology. However, we have in mind to add other diabolo resources (some of them being already in development).