Blasphemous GirlSILVER Member
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Posted:
just looking for some help. i think i may have seen a thread on this before but couldnt find it!

has anyone ever seen a form of poi type thing that i think came from south america and is basically poi that you hit on the floor to a beat and it kinda produces a rythem when you have a few people doing it.

have recently seen it and it looks great would be greatful for any info

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Posted:
Do you mean Bolas?

Tir_na_nOgjourneyman
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Posted:
I know what u mean, its called Boleadoras



There is a good example of it on Cirque de Soleil : Saltimbanco im pretty sure....




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RicheeBRONZE Member
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Posted:
Bolas were used for hunting deer. It has two or three "wick" and the horse rider swing them around head and throw agains the prey.

They tangle around legs and tend animal to stop running and drop
down. Most of them were made from leather and stones.

Original [Old link].

I were playing with the when I was little hunting my brother smile,

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Suibomaddict
577 posts
Location: Oregon, USA


Posted:
Doesn't sound like traditional Bolas (three piece projectiles) to me.. here's more info on what I think is being talked about:

https://www.cirquedusoleil.com/CirqueDuSoleil/en/showstickets/saltimbanco/acts/boleadoras.htm

not much info tho... I've never seen it m'self.

Definition of poi- A Hawaiian food made from the tuber of the taro that is cooked, pounded to a paste, and fermented.

Ahnold discussing poi - "It is naht a toober!"


Posted:
In that article, they refer to them as Bolas wink I think Boledoras refers to the women performing?

RicheeBRONZE Member
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Posted:
One thing is hystorical fact from museum I saw, and one Soleil woman performace. Its like traditional maory Poi and flags smile

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Posted:
Yeah, ive seen this performance, its a kinda gypsey thing, they wack the balls off the floor and stap thier feet in rythum to a drummer, I think it features in a CdS show. I saw it on telly once.

construction wise they are about 4 1/2 feete long with a wooden ball on the end. They dont do anything specialy spinning wise but they do go pretty fast and keep excelent rythum, a rythum that gets quite complex when they add the stomping.

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RicheeBRONZE Member
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Posted:

Do you know where this rhyming thing come from?

Is saw one woman doing it in real, but its not bolas Im sure.

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MuskelungeGOLD Member
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Posted:
From your description, it sounds like these are original, traditional Maori poi, not necessarily bolas.

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RicheeBRONZE Member
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Posted:
Poi reffre to traditional Maori prop, bola to south american Gauchos. But as time pass there come several new types, like flags and the rhyming thing that is for sure neither Poi like nor Bola.
Still I dont know where is its origin.

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Blasphemous GirlSILVER Member
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Location: Gloucestershire, United Kingdom


Posted:
Thanks for your help guys gonna have a go at making some

do you think wood would be the best thing for the ball as i dont want it to shatter when i hit it on the floor?

i think the ones that i saw were made of plastic but not 100% sure

smile

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