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"Hello fellow fire performers! My name is Dusty Bacon, I have been fire performing with Controlled Burn/ Shiva Vista and other Reno/Tahoe groups for several burns now and recently start..."
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"I would like to learn poi and would like to do shows and performances. If you are a poi artist pls let me know how you how long it took you. Thanks"
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"i am not that keen on the dance scene but poi does look good along to music. does any of you guys spin along to rock music eg, rage against the machine, the red hot chili peppers, etc.i..."
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"Hey Hoppers. My girlfriend is looking for an instructional belly dancing video and I was hoping someone out there has a favorite. I was looking around and was only finding poorly made..."
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"To this song! I imagine a couple(perhaps my girlfriend and I someday?) With interlocking eyes and swirls of fire surrounding their bodies. Together as one, forever and always. Wh..."
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"I have been struggling now to correct my terrible posture now for a few years and don't seem to be getting very far at all.I tend to slouch with my head, should and upper back rolling f..."
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"So I've been working a lot on body movement recently. I've improved a lot with poi and doubles, but I can't seem to figure out how to move well with contact staff. Any movement that's s..."
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"Hey all I just started spinning this august and I think ive learned enough moves to start stitching them together (about 35 or so). Nothing too crazy, but some of the stuff at least loo..."
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"Helloooo there! So I'm about to join up with a fire troupe as a performer and a costume designer, I was just wondering what kind of fabrics ya'll would suggest that would be safe to use..."
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"Which is the est Flow toy for performance"
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" This concept of planes is taken from movement theory and I use it as a foundation for my understanding of all the object manipulation arts.Some terminology:A sagittal (wheel) plane is ..."
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"So here we are - welcome to Century 21... Acrobatics + Capoeira + Breakdance = TrickingTricking + Staff/ Poi = ?? ?? "
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"Hello all,I'm interested in everyone's fire poi experiences in front of an audience, I've noticed that very complicated movements quite often go unappreciated by the average audience, w..."
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"For the last week or two I've been training balancing on one foot then working that into poi, and it's starting to pay off pretty well.I mean, I've been training 1 foot balance casually..."
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"So i was at a party last night poi dancing as i usually do, and this morning i was talking with one of my friends and he said that when i spin i have a very smooth classic style that al..."
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"Okay so hopefully this is the right forum and right place to discuss this. I searched and couldn't find a thread specifically on the how to's of choreographing a routine.In the past I ..."
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"ok so here's the story...I've entered into a local "got talent" kind of talent show and made it through the first round doing poi. So ive been told that i will need to do up t..."
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"The theme for 2009 BM is evolution. I can't think of any costume ideas!I was thinking I could have one costume where I dress toe to head and the costume changes as you go up. Like the e..."
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"This thread is a discussion on the pro's and cons of using a character for public peforming rather then just being yourself.Im not to familar with theater so Im not sure if that's the r..."
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"Hi there.What makes poi beautiful when spinning? This is just me being curious so no special reason Im asking this question.If you are a person that dont like poi and cant see whats..."
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"I had a bit playa with footwork and here are basic steps:-----------------------------------------------------------------------------STANCEWheel stance with legs close to each other wi..."
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"Meg's Academy of How to Move Good and Do Other Things Good Too. So back in the day I asked Drew what 'style' was. In our conversation, it came to be negatively defined. It wasn't a list..."
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"So I have been doing poi for almost a month now. I am fairly good, the only things I really have a problem with is anything behind the back, and SOME complicated high reels. But I have ..."
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"Hi everyone!I've got my first fire performance coming up in about a months time at a school formal. I'll be outside doin my stuff as everyone is walking in. So, what music would everyon..."
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"I hope this belongs in this forum, because it has to do with choreography. So anyways, I just got back from a pretty interesting 'freestyle' session. When just practicing, especially wi..."
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"I've been asked to perform at a luau, and I wondered if anybody had some advice as what music would be appropriate. I'd like it to have a Hawaiian theme but more than just drums, which..."
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"Please forgive me but this is a bit of a rant. But everytime I hear any of these used for a performance I go crazy. Literally. I start chewing on chairs and strangling my imaginary frie..."
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"First post! Yay!Anyways, a question to kick off the new board:Do you draw from a style of dance or martial art when you fire twirl? Did either of the two disciplines lead you to fire tw..."
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"Something I started thinking about recently:when doing certain moves, I tend to hold my breath: for example, going for the first under arm part of the matrix.What I then tried to do was..."
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"I came across a line of PVC clothing recently, but I am concerned as to it's "flamability".... I remember reading previous postings regarding how easy various materials catch fire/maint..."
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"Anyone got any advice of how to do clowning?"
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"Most of the people I see do fire fans seem to incorperate a belly dancing style, but i am wondering, what else could you use as your base? Any thoughts? My dance skills are a little i..."
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"I have been asked to spin fire at a roller disco event in Leeds and thought it might be fun.The only problem is I am not that great at roller skating. I can spin poi whilst walking or ..."
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"I have noticed recently in my area that new poi spinners are about as common as...erm...a really common thing, i also noticed that many of the new up and commers are learning from what..."
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"Just incase anyone is interested, I have listed this auction this morning on ebay for a remnant slight seconds piece of awesome fire printed 100% cotton fabric which could be used for p..."
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"The problem is that using kerosene is producing a lot of smoke and smell. Is there a particular fuel that can be used that is less problematic but still effective?any ideas are welcome!..."
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"Following on from Meg's dance vs tech vs movement thread, this arose as a seperate issue which to save her thread being dragged off topic, I thought I'd create a spin-off discussionSo, ..."
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"Quote Wikipedia:&lbr;Quote&rbr;Popping (a.k.a. hitting) is a funk dance and street dance style based on the technique of quickly contracting and relaxing muscles to cause a jerk in the ..."
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"Wanta improve your footwork, but find all that dance jargon gets in the way? Then, I was thinking if we pooled our dance tips then it might make it easier to visualise some of the danc..."
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"Hey All,If you could go to a festival where the main focus were dance and movement - what kinds of things would you like to learn? Also - would it be worth it to you to pay a lot more t..."
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"Right now I hold metres over metres of beautiful fabric for costumes...Whereas some will just end up in (skin-tight) overalls, some desperately wants to be converted into opulent costum..."
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"i posted this about an hour ago, and for some reason it's not up anymore. so i'm going to post it again.i need some tips on how to liquid dance. can you some people give me some beggi..."
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"I have been getting into making a lot of circus/ spinning costuming of late and I was thinking that there must be some other hoppers that do this kind of thing as well. I know there hav..."
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"So over the weekend I had 2 re-enactment events to attend. It was a busy weekend but I managed on sunday to catch a fire Poi demo at the second event. The performers started out with pr..."
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"The description of this forum reminds me of this clip. The relevant bit is one minute in.ta. Petey."
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"So ill just start by saying that with all forms of self expression there is no right or wrong. this however is my style which i am refining in which there are rights and wrongs. everyth..."
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