Cassandra
Cassandra

Froggie ... Ribbit !!!
Location: Back in Paris... for now !
Member Since: 8th Jun 2001
Total posts: 4224
Posted:I was spinning with my walkman listening to some wonderful music the other day by the seine river and my friend Karine was chilling and watching. She told me that I was smiling much less than usual while spinning.In general I smile a lot and when i spin and realize that a child is watching for example I play with the child (or anybody actually) and it usually puts that huge grin on my face, but other times, it is as if spinning, especially with fire is such an inner voyage that I am not always aware of the "outside world", like in a bubble.So the other day I was feeling every inch of my body so happy to be there, dancing and spinning... yet th happiness would not show... I just looked "serious and concentrated"...do you beautiful people smile when you spin ?Shine onCassandra[This message has been edited by cassandra (edited 23 March 2002).]

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"So I was raised in Europe, where History comes from ..."
"NON !!! La Plume de mon oncle n est pas Bingibangibungi !!!"

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ellie
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Location: England
Member Since: 9th Mar 2002
Total posts: 38
Posted:I've never really thought about it - I don't know. I thing I probably look quite thoughtful, I really don't know tho - gonna have to go find out *goes to find something to spin to test expressing on face* ..... *realises that's no space to spin in this little room* I'll see tomorrow I guess!!
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NightRunner
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Location: Denver, Colorado
Member Since: 20th Mar 2002
Total posts: 20
Posted:To be honest, I have no idea. I am certainly in the right frame of mind for it, but I'm a nocturnal dancer/spinner and anyway, in my experience, people are watching the circles of fire & light around me and ignoring my face more or less, so I've never been told what expression(s) or attitudes my face may convey.I wouldn't be surprised if I looked focused or concentrated, though. I don't know about all of you, but I can get pretty lost in the motion & dancing, which, while its a great feeling, probably makes you look like you're paying close attention to something (which, in a way, you are). But we know the truth
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N8
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Location: NY, USA
Member Since: 10th Apr 2001
Total posts: 336
Posted:Most of the time Cass, right up until i tangle my strings and smack myself in the junk.
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Sometimes I also take on that serious look because twirling becomes much more of a meditative practice for me. But, I try to smile- at least a little. Nothing worse than looking like you're pissed off while doing something you likeN8


Care of other people's approval and you become their prisoner.Live fully, Rave wholly.Fluid are the movements of my strings...

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Tom
Tom

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Location: England
Member Since: 10th Sep 2001
Total posts: 135
Posted:I think I smile most the time, but then in a lot of my photos I just look bored or asleep, and these are with fire
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I dunno.. maybe the little guy in the camera is just taking the piss..Tom


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alterego
alterego

Warm beer is infinitely colder than no beer
Location: Boulder, Co
Member Since: 4th Jul 2001
Total posts: 222
Posted:A friend of mine and I started spinning around the same time and he would always make the most horrid facial expressions so I dutifully set out to relax my face as much as possible to avoid looking like this. Now that I am more comfortable with twirling I usually do smile especially if I am feelings the music and people are watching.Love always,Spanky

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SickpuPpy
SickpuPpy

Ninja Rockstar!
Location: Denver, Co. U.S.A.
Member Since: 27th Nov 2001
Total posts: 1100
Posted:I only smile when someone hands me a beer........------------------If you love something, set it on fire.

Jesus helps me trick people.

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Fire Knight
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Location: Vancouver Washington USA
Member Since: 16th Mar 2002
Total posts: 17
Posted:I think I gotta go with N8 on this one. It only takes once or twice after hitting yourself in the junk before you really consentrate on not doing that again.N8- I gotta let you know - you really got a good laugh out of me with your reply.Be safe and love one another.

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Whiffle Squeek
Whiffle Squeek

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Location: Hartford, CT USA
Member Since: 29th Oct 2001
Total posts: 416
Posted:i apparetnly assume some of the most groteque facial expressions known to man when i spin, according to my friends, especailly while doing uncomfortable moves like BTB stuff or a series of wraps...ill usually smile when i mess up, and itll be an "eh, what can you do" grin with a head shake thrown in...however if im actually performing, ill throw a grin to the audience whenever i can manage it...

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MYMA
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Location: blah, Togo
Member Since: 16th Feb 2002
Total posts: 23
Posted:And we appreciate it.It warms our little hearts
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NYC
NYC

NYC
Location: NYC, NY, USA
Member Since: 26th Aug 2001
Total posts: 9232
Posted:Funny, I've never seen you smile when you spin Cass. Then again, I don't smile much either when I spin.I'm sure I'll be smiling soon though... My NYC-Paris flight leaves in less than 24 hours.
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(See, I'm smiling already..)


Well, shall we go?
Yes, let's go.
[They do not move.]

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The Welcome Matt
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Location: Manchester NH USA
Member Since: 27th Nov 2001
Total posts: 193
Posted:people tell me that I always have the weirdest faces when I spin. I guess that I stick my tongue out a lot too.. I don't even realize it though. Ah well.. its a sign that i'm having a good time i guess.
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Happy Smiling! Matt------------------I dreamt that I ate a 10 pound marshmellow and then when I woke up, my pillow was gone!


I dreamt that I ate a 10 pound marshmellow and then when I woke up, my pillow was gone!

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Gabriel
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Location: Worcester, MA, USA
Member Since: 19th Mar 2002
Total posts: 13
Posted:I did a photo shoot and the photographer was using a digital camera so I got a hundered different photos. I found I liked the ones where I didn't smile better. Maybe it was the lighting of the club. I've been told in other forms of dance that I should show more in my face. I dunno. My photos should be up soon...you be the judge.

How much junk could a ninja chuck if a ninja could chuck junk with nunchucks?

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Cassandra
Cassandra

Froggie ... Ribbit !!!
Location: Back in Paris... for now !
Member Since: 8th Jun 2001
Total posts: 4224
Posted:N8, ROFL...As matter of fact though I tend to smile when I smack myself or tangle... Maybe just something to do with my masochism
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... Ask NYC and Nomad, when i spun in front of the NYC fire tribe (1337 - may teh gods of fire bless these beautiful people
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Anyway, i hit myself with the lit wicks in the face and then sneezed because of the fuel inside my nose... that ridiculous scene made me smile...and NYC would just call me "crackhead"
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looking forward to hearing more of your feedbackShine onCassandra


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"So I was raised in Europe, where History comes from ..."
"NON !!! La Plume de mon oncle n est pas Bingibangibungi !!!"

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BEZERKER
BEZERKER

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Member Since: 29th Apr 2001
Total posts: 237
Posted:From photos I've seen I have a combination on concentration, trying to sh!t a watermelon and having some form of muscular dystrophy.Depends on the toy but I find poi and devil stick the ones that I have to focus on keeping control of more.

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Auspoiboy
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Location: Melbourne Australia
Member Since: 8th Oct 2001
Total posts: 219
Posted:Ive been told i either look like im concentrating really hard.........or im in pain.CheersAPB

Good on usGood on us all

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Cantus
Cantus

Tantamount to fatuity
Location: Down the road
Member Since: 30th Jul 2001
Total posts: 15965
Posted:Yesterday, at Poi in the Park, I think I was looking decidedly bored. But then I had been spinning for about 24 hrs (on and off)) at that point.I think I look disinterested a lot of the time. As I try not to concentrate on what I'm doing.Then I look confused when the staffs aren't where they're meant to be - prefering to languish on the ground instead of in my expectant hands.....

"I'll carry this....It's harder to spill a hat" - Chellybean
"...like a rabbit caught in a lighthouse?" - Chellybean

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TranceKuja
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Member Since: 3rd Sep 2001
Total posts: 68
Posted:I rarely smile...i mean even normally...

Live by honor. Kill by stealth. Only the unseen survive.~peace~

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daciey
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Location: new zealand
Member Since: 21st Mar 2002
Total posts: 7
Posted:i have no idear if i smile but i do it would probaly look like i was in a lot of pain. i find that when i stop concentreting i hit myself.
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bender
still can't believe it's not butter
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Member Since: 14th Nov 2001
Total posts: 6979
Posted:Twirling trance. I absolutely forget about everything else and wouldn't know what expression I have. I would imagine that it would look a bit agressive as it is my style =/. I always smile alot just after the finishing move tho!
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M@TT
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Location: Pensacola, FL, USA
Member Since: 24th Feb 2002
Total posts: 34
Posted:I make some of the weirdest faces when I spin. Every picture I have is strange. Apparently I stick out my tongue, look like I'm giving birth, smile, and puff out my cheeks, just to name a few. If the fire doesn't interest someone, then the looks on my face definitely will.------------------ -M@TTKeep the fire burning.

-M@TTKeep the fire burning.

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Pele
Pele

the henna lady
Location: WNY, USA
Member Since: 15th Dec 2000
Total posts: 6193
Posted:*Trying to find Whipping Boy as he would have a much better idea*I know I smile when I breathe and fire eat. I force myself to smile when I belly dance. I have no idea when I am doing fire. I do know I usually end up either giggling or frustrated with comet/buzz/non-ignitable tools.------------------Pele Higher, higher burning fire...making music like a choir...http://www.pyromorph.com

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Higher, higher burning fire...making music like a choir
"Oooh look! A pub!" -exclaimed after recovering from a stupid fall
"And for the decadence of art, nothing beats a roaring fire." -TMK

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Charles
Charles

Corporate Circus Arts Entertainer
Location: Auckland
Member Since: 27th Jun 2001
Total posts: 3989
Posted:I always thought I did, as a performer from a range of diifferent areas, the smile is the first thing that I try to incorporate into anything I do.however, finally got a friend to video me practicing last week and found that I not only hardly ever smile, but tend to look down a lot as well, which I had thought was completely not the way i usually carry myself.I guess it's all down to concentration and looking at the staffs but I do need to work on that and bring back the smile!
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Katinca
Katinca

See my vest.... see my vest...
Location: Adelaide - South Australia
Member Since: 9th May 2001
Total posts: 693
Posted:I am a tab guilty of never smiling when I am spinning, and performing. Often I have someone yelling out from the side..Smile Kate...Smile.Usually this makes me laugh, which sometimes I almost stuff up. But even after being told to smile, I hardly ever do. I am always to busy concerntrating to be smiling as well. Apparently I usually have some quite interesting facial expresions. Sometimes people say I look really really annoyed and pissed off. Usually I get that look when I am really tired.I really do have to learn to smile and twirl at the same time. It will look at lot better if I do.------------------ ~*~ Katinca ~*~

Love and Light

~*~ Katinca ~*~

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Cassandra
Cassandra

Froggie ... Ribbit !!!
Location: Back in Paris... for now !
Member Since: 8th Jun 2001
Total posts: 4224
Posted:that is really funny, I though much more people would be smiling and I was an exception.Bezerker, shitting a watermelon is painful, I feel for you, man
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Katinca, I get the "smile cassandra" thing, it usually makes me smile and right after that I mess up with the poi cause I lose the concentration I guess...reading Charles' post i guess that there is probably a big difference when you spin "for yourself "and when you perform for others...And so i am still eager to know if pele smiles
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But i'd so much prefer to find out in person
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shine onCassandra


"I want brown bread... no, that is diesel oil..."
"So I was raised in Europe, where History comes from ..."
"NON !!! La Plume de mon oncle n est pas Bingibangibungi !!!"

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Urban_Culture
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Location: coventry, midlands, uk
Member Since: 21st Nov 2001
Total posts: 89
Posted:i fink i found myself dribling once!!!

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Organized Kaos
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Location: Thornhill, Ontario Canada
Member Since: 20th Dec 2001
Total posts: 238
Posted:See I thought I looked really into it and serenebut I span at a friends sweet 16 last week and she told me I looked really funnylike my face was all scrunched up and I looked all concentrated------------------Do You ever Question Your life? Do You ever wonder Why? Do you ever see in Your dreams, All the castles in the Sky??

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GlowWorm
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Location: South Africa
Member Since: 18th Dec 2001
Total posts: 84
Posted:Im with Kaos. My parents told me i look REALLY funny, with my face all scrunched and stuff. Hehe. The only difference is, i know i look weird!!
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Peace out------------------ColesId love to be a glow-wormCuz a glow-worm's never glumIt's hard to be downheartedWhen a light shines out your bum


Coles
Id love to be a glow-worm
Cuz a glow-worm's never glum
It's hard to be downhearted
When a light shines out your bum

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Superman
Superman

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Location: Houston, Texas
Member Since: 13th Mar 2001
Total posts: 829
Posted:i usualy have a dopey grin on my faceusualySuper'

Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear--not absence of fear.


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