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ben-ja-menGOLD Member
just lost .... evil init
2,474 posts
Location: Adelaide, Australia


Posted:
Promo Video



Workshop Dates



to be advised



O keep squeezing drops of the Sun

From your prayers and work and music

And from your companions' beautiful laughter

And from the most insignificant movements

Of your own holy body.

Now, sweet one,

Be wise.

Cast all your votes for Dancing!



~Hafiz~



Workshops by Arashi

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note: these are guidelines and individual workshops vary by city





Things every spinner should know



Focus is on proper posture during movements, teaching body mechanics relevant to spinning, and yoga postures useful for the weapons spinner. Beginners are encouraged, as are intermediate to advanced spinners who are interested in dance, body movement, or martial arts, and want to learn more about how these arts can be integrated into their spinning style. There will be a relatively small amount of spinning in this class and it is approached much like a yoga class. Basic postures from Tai Chi, Belly dance, Kung Fu, and various ethnic dance forms will be covered, as well as an introduction to spinning basic moves while performing postures from each.





Choreography, presentation, and improvisation for spinners



Focus is on body movements, technical move families and how they interact with the body during dance, and integration of dance styles with spinning. Class will also introduce music theory, drumming and beat counts, and how they relate to poi. Fundamentals of dance improvisation and performance will be covered, as well as methods of choreographing a routine for performance or fun. Finally students will be asked to present some of their favorite dance moves and the class will then walk through some ways to integrate poi tricks into the movements. If time allows the class will then split up into groups and each will organize dance moves into a routine which will be performed together.





3Dimensional spinning and the spiritual ramifications thereof in the 21st century



Tech poi time! Focus is on fundamentals of technical spinning, specifically how the beginner and intermediate can teach themselves using the muscle memory and instinct necessary for technical poi tricks. Class will focus on as much as possible depending on the skill levels of those present, with specifics covered at the students' discretion. Examples for curricula begin with but are not limited to the following:

Isolation theory, dragon's tongue, stalls, 2D patterning (pendulums, flowers, cascades, fountains, etc.) 3D patterning (atomics, conicals, obtuse spinning, etc.) inversions, insides, trinities, box spinning, and whatever else Arashi has come across in his travels.





Individual and troupe consultations



Not a workshop normally offered at intensives- available through prearrangement. Focus is on specific choreography, building or refining solo pieces or group works for dedicated hobbyists, performance, or competition. Efforts are made to intrude as little as possible on the artist's personal style.





Bullwhips1



Safety, whip fundamentals, rolling the whip, whip length characteristics, basics of multiple cracking





Bullwhips 2



Target work, multiple cracks, patterning, double whip tricks, crossover points, trinities, moving the crack directions from the same line, fractal patterns





Beginner World Fusion Belly Dance



Basics of body isolations, posture, undulations, belly rolls, arm work, level changes, and theories in movement





Arashi Bio



Arashi aspires to combine dance, movement, trance states, and performance art to create what he calls time sculpture. As a lad his interest in anthropology, mythos, and art fused together and became manifest in a desire to create phenomenological experience through mythology and theater. He began exploring the world of archetypal storytelling with the study of maskmaking, maskdancing, and pupeteering. After focusing on metal/fire sculpture and puppeteering for many years, he realized that his favorite medium of puppetry and sculpture was the human body, namely his own. He was already studying martial arts as part of his meditative practice, but achieved a new passion in self expression when he began intensive study of fire dance and weapons forms and their possibilities.



He started performing with fire and dance 12 years ago, with a small family of artists and dancers who went on to be known and respected as pioneers in the U.S. in the art of combining theatrical performance art and dancing with fire weapons. He began training with bullwhips at about the same time, in 1984. 2 years later he began a love affair with chains (poi) which has plagued his social life ever since. His dance influences started with mosh pits as a teenage punk rocker, but he performed on stage for several years in contemporary urban improvisational styles before graduating (snicker;) to tribal fusion belly dance in approx. 2001.

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mcpPLATINUM Member
Flying Water Muppet
5,276 posts
Location: Edin-borrow., United Kingdom


Posted:
Arashi isn't coming to europe this summer? That ain't fair!

"the now legendary" - Kaskade
"the still legendary" - Kaskade

I spunked in my friend's aquarium and the fish ate it. I love all fish. Especially the pink ones. They are my bitches. - Anon.


_Clare_BRONZE Member
Still wiggling
5,967 posts
Location: Belfast, Northern Ireland (UK)


Posted:
Course he is... isn't he?!

May isn't really the summer. It's just the end of spring biggrin

eek

smile

Getting to the other side smile


simeonSILVER Member
233 posts
Location: semaphore, south australia


Posted:


i need more info beniiiii!!!!!!!!!!


im a sucker for info
ubblol


no mummy, please dont make me go to millyways again.

i hate the way it all ends!


BansheeCatBRONZE Member
1,247 posts
Location: lost, Canada


Posted:
Arashi, will ??? you be at the EJC or Play? I would love to do some of your classes!

"God *was* my co-pilot, but then we crashed, and I had to eat him..."


newgabeSILVER Member
what goes around comes around. unless you're into stalls.
4,030 posts
Location: Bali, Australia


Posted:
O keep squeezing drops of the Sun
From your prayers and work and music
And from your companions' beautiful laughter
And from the most insignificant movements
Of your own holy body.
Now, sweet one,
Be wise.
Cast all your votes for Dancing!

~Hafiz~
(via Arashi)

.....Can't juggle balls but I sure as hell can juggle details....


pineapple peteSILVER Member
water based
5,125 posts
Location: melbourne, Australia


Posted:
im there tongue

"you know there are no trophys for doing silly things in real life yeah pete?" said ant "you wont get a 'listened to ride of the valkyries all the way to vietnam' trophy"

*proud owner of the very cute fire_spinning_angel, birgit and neon shaolin*


FoxInDocsSILVER Member
1,848 posts
Location: Adelaide, SA, Australia


Posted:

Ooooh... bellydance thingy... count me in!

...i think... i have my going away party on the saturday night... ummm... yeah... i'll figure it out...

"i am exotic, and must keep my arms down" - Rougie

"i don't understand what penises have to do with getting married" - Foxie


simeonSILVER Member
233 posts
Location: semaphore, south australia


Posted:


i think beni, that i am definately in.

ill call you sometime in the next couple of days for more talkie stuff.


no mummy, please dont make me go to millyways again.

i hate the way it all ends!


ezzBRONZE Member
moo..
1,899 posts
Location: melbourne, australia


Posted:
just watched promo video.. eek I have no words

hug me!


arashi 2,364 posts
Location: austin,tx


Posted:
eek
ummm... like in a good way or a bad way?!?!
meditate

-Such a price the gods exact for song: to become what we sing
-Seek freedom and become captive of your desires. Seek discipline and find your liberty.
-When the center of the storm does not move, you are in its path.


FoxInDocsSILVER Member
1,848 posts
Location: Adelaide, SA, Australia


Posted:
*sigh* in a good way... i wish i could dance like that...

"i am exotic, and must keep my arms down" - Rougie

"i don't understand what penises have to do with getting married" - Foxie


ezzBRONZE Member
moo..
1,899 posts
Location: melbourne, australia


Posted:
definatly in a good way!

hug me!


PukSILVER Member
Sweet talented nutter
2,615 posts
Location: Brisbane Oz, Australia


Posted:
Id love to meet up with arashi Runs away for date's

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I am the merry wander of the night -puk


arashi 2,364 posts
Location: austin,tx


Posted:
wooohoooo!!!!

-Such a price the gods exact for song: to become what we sing
-Seek freedom and become captive of your desires. Seek discipline and find your liberty.
-When the center of the storm does not move, you are in its path.


roarfireSILVER Member
comfortably numb
2,676 posts
Location: The countryside, Australia


Posted:
I'm up for some of these! smile

Promo vid was awesome by the way!

.All things are beautiful if we take the time to look.


Bender_the_OffenderGOLD Member
still can't believe it's not butter
6,979 posts
Location: Melbourne, Australia


Posted:
i would like to meeet arashi becuase he owes me money
:clenches fists: welcome

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tjoniBRONZE Member
116 posts
Location: Freemantle, Western Australia


Posted:
Hey bender burger count me in sweet thing - pwease let me know when you have confirmed details. Many thanks baybee!!

I'm out of my mind...but you can leave a message

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StoneGOLD Member
Stream Entrant
2,830 posts
Location: Melbourne, Australia


Posted:
Me too bender.

What happend to the ConFest workshops?

cheers smile

If we as members of the human race practice meditation, we can transcend our fear, despair, and forgetfulness. Meditation is not an escape. It is the courage to look at reality with mindfulness and concentration. Thich Nhat Hanh


alphalightGOLD Member
103 posts
Location: south germany


Posted:
EJC 06

u should really come amigo del luz

if not we will start to eat nothing or start dancing without stopping or playing fire until till u appear in real wink


feel free to fly like a bird

meditate

** our poiheart is missing ur circles around ***

peace and light


newgabeSILVER Member
what goes around comes around. unless you're into stalls.
4,030 posts
Location: Bali, Australia


Posted:
Hey peoples I have heard from Arashi that these workshops are postponed till later, when there is more time to organise them.
See you then!

.....Can't juggle balls but I sure as hell can juggle details....


StoneGOLD Member
Stream Entrant
2,830 posts
Location: Melbourne, Australia


Posted:
Thats a pity, hope he make it later on in the year.

So, in the mean time, is anyone up to run some workshops at ConFest?

Id like to do an old skool club swinging workshop, for example.

If we as members of the human race practice meditation, we can transcend our fear, despair, and forgetfulness. Meditation is not an escape. It is the courage to look at reality with mindfulness and concentration. Thich Nhat Hanh


arashi 2,364 posts
Location: austin,tx


Posted:
yes, there just wasn't enough time and initial response to get the whole thing solidified, we tried to whip it together but alas poor me i will have to tour sunny California and Washington instead rolleyes. sorry about the tease. but you know i like to tease, don't you?

THE GOOD NEWS is that later this year (sep-holidaysish) in 2 or 3 cities, maybe mel, bris, and adelaide, there will be 4-5 day intensive poi, staff, hula, dance, yoga, and sacred spinning retreats hosted by myself, Sage, and possibly the lovely girls from Indra Yoga. I am actually much more excited by this idea, the format is much more up my alley and sacred minded and the instructors are all amazing and accomplished worldwide performers (except me humbldeyhumble wink ) it will allow us to really dive deep into the art of it all. think yoga retreat for spinners. i think to truly dive in and present the stuff we have to offer, we need a few days of dedicated time and focus and meditation. there will be more stuff organized and info available once i get back from the west coast. until then...
grouphug

-Such a price the gods exact for song: to become what we sing
-Seek freedom and become captive of your desires. Seek discipline and find your liberty.
-When the center of the storm does not move, you are in its path.


_Clare_BRONZE Member
Still wiggling
5,967 posts
Location: Belfast, Northern Ireland (UK)


Posted:
"except me"


ubblol

Sounds wicked...

Getting to the other side smile


StoneGOLD Member
Stream Entrant
2,830 posts
Location: Melbourne, Australia


Posted:
sunny cool cool ommmmmm

If we as members of the human race practice meditation, we can transcend our fear, despair, and forgetfulness. Meditation is not an escape. It is the courage to look at reality with mindfulness and concentration. Thich Nhat Hanh


Suibom 577 posts
Location: Oregon, USA


Posted:
Hmm...
Where can I get more info about the Cali/Washington tour?

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!"


arashi 2,364 posts
Location: austin,tx


Posted:
musashii is hosting them in seattle, should be 8th, or after fire drums like around 20th stay tuned to tribe; SF workshops are 6th w/ vatra, posted already on tribe and 7th with temple of poi; l.a. workshops are on 24th at the indra yoga studio, and more indras tba, probably will end up in san diego as well
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-Such a price the gods exact for song: to become what we sing
-Seek freedom and become captive of your desires. Seek discipline and find your liberty.
-When the center of the storm does not move, you are in its path.


arashi 2,364 posts
Location: austin,tx


Posted:
you can also keep up on our myspace: this is obviously not updated yet
https://www.myspace.com/sangredelsolfire

-Such a price the gods exact for song: to become what we sing
-Seek freedom and become captive of your desires. Seek discipline and find your liberty.
-When the center of the storm does not move, you are in its path.


BrettStarPLATINUM Member
old festy hand
765 posts
Location: Australia


Posted:
...september... weather here should be better 2... *sits and waits for september...

Rouge DragonBRONZE Member
Insert Champagne Here
13,215 posts
Location: without class distinction, Australia


Posted:
i should probably mention; i'm interested smile

i would have changed ***** to phallus, and claire to petey Petey

Rougie: but that's what I'm doing here
Arnwyn: what letting me adjust myself in your room?..don't you dare quote that on HoP...


FoxInDocsSILVER Member
1,848 posts
Location: Adelaide, SA, Australia


Posted:
"sacred minded"

"it will allow us to really dive deep into the art of it all."

*hides* That all sounds much scarier...

septemberish is right around commongroundish couldn't we just have some nice, not-scary workshops at that?

will there still be bellydancing?

"i am exotic, and must keep my arms down" - Rougie

"i don't understand what penises have to do with getting married" - Foxie


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