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Tao Star


Tao Star

Pooh-Bah
Location: Bristol

Total posts: 1662
Posted:someone once told me what the official term for spinners/throwers etc. apparently it replaced the term 'circus skills', but i can't remember what it is - does anyone know? or for that matter, have an interesting idea for a name?

I had a dream that my friend had a
strong-bad pop up book,
it was the book of my dreams.

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pounce
SILVER Member since Jan 2003

pounce

All the neurotic makings of America's lesser known sweetheart
Location: body in Las Vegas, heart all a...

Total posts: 9831
Posted:i always just call myself a fire dancer or a fire performer

I was always scared with my mother's obsession with the good scissors. It made me wonder if there were evil scissors lurking in the house somewhere.

Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons for you are crunchy and good with ketchup.

**giggles**

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musashii


musashii

starring Skippy the green llama
Location: Seattle, WA

Total posts: 1148
Posted:deities

First intention, then enlightenment..
Ars Pyronomica

" Life is programmed. Whether death is programmed or not is yet to be determined."

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shadow steppin


shadow steppin

official hop irken
Location: Tucson USA

Total posts: 401
Posted:i like it!!

In my hands I hold your smile and in my heart it runs so wild You are the one you are unique I'm so in love you make me weak And the reason that I feel is like a shadow from a light so if you have the chance to be with me be my shadow in the night

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MikeIcon
GOLD Member since Mar 2003

MikeIcon

Pooh-Bah
Location: Philadelphia, PA - USA

Total posts: 2109
Posted:I usually use the term Fire Arts to describe the general field. I refer to myself as a fire spinner or fire performer.

Let's turn those old bridges we crossed into ashes.
We'll blaze a new trail,
and torch the rough patches.

-Me

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kristiboy
SILVER Member since Aug 2002

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Location: Christchurch, New Zealand

Total posts: 23
Posted:quote:Originally posted by Royal:
I usually use the term Fire Arts to describe the general field. I refer to myself as a fire spinner or fire performer. Thats fine if your spin fire, but it doesn't really cover everyone. Alot of spinners don't use fire at all. Hmmmm I seem to be calling us spinners...I think there is probably something out there better than spinner?!?!? !?!?


If you talk you can sing. If you walk you can dance.

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musashii


musashii

starring Skippy the green llama
Location: Seattle, WA

Total posts: 1148
Posted:you could just use the general term performance artist

First intention, then enlightenment..
Ars Pyronomica

" Life is programmed. Whether death is programmed or not is yet to be determined."

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Grayforth
BRONZE Member since Sep 2003

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Location: Santa Barbara, USA

Total posts: 42
Posted:I think spinner works, but if you do fire, then I have heard most people refer to it as fire dancing. performance artist is just too bland, it does not really describe anything.

In this world of tears, you need a sense of humor.

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Shivian


Shivian

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Location: Carbondale, IL, USA

Total posts: 31
Posted:Fire Dancer,
Fire Performer,
or
Fire Whore...

..depending on the day and person, of course


But I don't want to go among mad people, Alice remarked.
Oh, you can't help that, said the Cheshire Cat: we're all mad here.

--Alice in Wonderland

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musashii


musashii

starring Skippy the green llama
Location: Seattle, WA

Total posts: 1148
Posted:too bland? sounds more professional to me. N those of us promoting our troupes generally use something along the lines of performance artist working with fire(or as Pele would say I believe working within the medium of fire), because it denotes simply more than jumping on stage and spinning fire, but giving attention to choreography, story lines, other fire performance that dont involve spinning, costumes, sets, and use of other skills as well(acting, stilt walking, acrobatics, fight choreography in our case, juggling, the list goes on). There's a reason for everything neh

First intention, then enlightenment..
Ars Pyronomica

" Life is programmed. Whether death is programmed or not is yet to be determined."

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Mr Hands


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Location: Cardiffy, Londony places

Total posts: 64
Posted:'Things that go POING in the night'...

maybe a little mouthful though...

what about...

dexterously gifted, rotationally inclined performers...

I dunno...


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Zyanya Bella
BRONZE Member since Sep 2003

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Location: , USA

Total posts: 70
Posted:I hate the term fire dancer...i don't dance with it...i spin it...

Always Beautiful

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FnF{}ã


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Location: oregon

Total posts: 10
Posted:i love dancing with it getting my body to move with the flame letting the flames lik my body as closely as i can get them... end up with lots of fringed hairs and lots of funnn... i do it for myself not for others i just love it thats the heat....

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_pOp_
BRONZE Member since Aug 2003

Playing OldSchool Poi
Location: amsterdam, Netherlands

Total posts: 593
Posted:I would say the term "fire-performer" covers it all very well...
within in the fire-performing you can do disciplines, like:

- fire spinning (or twirling), which in my opinion is the fast, ninja style/marshall arts style of spinning.
- fire dancing (my favourite in poi), a combination of graceful moves of the body and poi or staff, where the flow from one movement into the other is more important that the number of tricks you perform.
- contact staffing(my favourite in staff), where the staff is moved over the body, trying not to incorporate the grabbing of the staff.
- and some more (fire breathing).

so basically what I'm trying to say is that it depends upon what you do weather you're a dancer or a spinner, but the header would be fire performer.

eric pOpsteric, fire performer;)


meditate eRic.

I'm not normally a religious man, but if you're up there, save me, Superman!

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oli
SILVER Member since Jul 2003

not with cactus
Location: bristol/ southern eastern devo...

Total posts: 2052
Posted:f*cking hippy jugglers usually.....

Me train running low on soul coal
They push+pull tactics are driving me loco
They shouldn't do that no no no

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_pOp_
BRONZE Member since Aug 2003

Playing OldSchool Poi
Location: amsterdam, Netherlands

Total posts: 593
Posted:oh yeah, that's right!!!!
I have a performers license for the main square here and one of the other regular performers keeps shouting about us, that the audience should not pay attention to us, because we are "just hippies with a drum"!!!!!!!!!!!!

eric pOpsteric.


meditate eRic.

I'm not normally a religious man, but if you're up there, save me, Superman!

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squarefish
SILVER Member since Sep 2002

(...trusty steed of the rodeo midget...)
Location: the state of flux, Ireland

Total posts: 403
Posted:I've heard us described as "M'n'E players"
The M'n'E stands for "manipulation and equilibria"

When I heard the term first though, I thought that it was going to be like S+M


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Mr Hands


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Location: Cardiffy, Londony places

Total posts: 64
Posted:But surely that would just confuse little children with sea anemonies?

"Look mummy: I see an M'n'E"

or am I just filled with sillinessness


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Mugetsu


Mugetsu

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Location: Calgary

Total posts: 74
Posted:Hehe...
Silly Mr Hands, Trix are for kids!


Is it hot in here, or was I just engulfed in flames?

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gita
SILVER Member since Oct 2003

gita

.:*distracted by shiny things*:.
Location: brizvegas, Australia

Total posts: 3776
Posted:i usually say 'firetwirler'. then i have to explain myself. some people just have no idea!!

then when they think they have it, they ask if i use a firestaff/stick. and then i have to
explain what poi are.

and so the conversation goes on...




do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy and good to eat!

if at first you do succeed, try not to look too astonished!

smile! grin it confuses people!

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Eera
BRONZE Member since May 2003

old hand
Location: In a test pit, Mackay, Austral...

Total posts: 1107
Posted:And what would the collective noun be?

A cripple of beamers?
A twack of staffers?
A singe of fire dancers?

Enough already.


There is a slight possibility that I am not actually right all of the time.

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vanize
SILVER Member since Aug 2001

vanize

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Austin, Texas, USA

Total posts: 3899
Posted:"cripple of beamers" - I'm going to use that one for sure!

-v-

Wiederstand ist Zwecklos!

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Red_RaveN
GOLD Member since Jun 2003

Neo - Hippie
Location: Sala, Slovakia

Total posts: 358
Posted:I prefer calling myself a poier : o ) and the lot of spinning folk POIple...: o )

Smile.. It confuses people..:)

Wonders never cease as long as you never cease to wonder.

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bender
GOLD Member since Nov 2001

still can't believe it's not butter
Location: Melbourne, Australia

Total posts: 6979
Posted:I can only speak from Melbourne culture that these arts/youse are by and large referred to as firetwirling/firetwirlers, and often accompanied by gasps

but it's a bit different here.. not only is it colder, but fire staff is more popular than it generally appears in most other places of fwiralage - so there is less emphasis on the term 'firespinning'.

let's make a law about it - hell there's alreay a law about me *requiring* me to wear pants when in public. pfft!


Laugh Often, Smile Much, Post lolcats Always

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