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CatVanVlietnewbie
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Posted:
I'm very new to poi but I have some background in dance and acrobatics so I am catching on very quickly.
I was wondering if anyone has tried to mix these things together. I've looked through google videos and haven't seen much.
I've been making some unique moves made from some basic poi moves.
For example, I'll start with a simple butterly and then bring my right leg up in the air in front of the arm motion and lift it up by my head while continuing the butterfly. (yeah im kinda stretchy/flexible). It turned out to look pretty cool.
I've also tried out doing a 3 beat weave and rolling onto my back and then coming back up without stopping.
I think I'm going to do more with this and maybe create some kind of poi/dance routine. Has anyone else heard of this? sorry im rambling. Your thoughts please. ubbrollsmile

Suibomaddict
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Posted:
Yup, this stuff is done by troupes and performers for performances. There aren't many vids of actual performances out there. Continue on with it and share your stuff with us smile. It's always nice to see dance and body movement.

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Posted:
i can do a buzzsaw forwards roll... working on a buzzsaw backwards roll... or a backwards roll without poi basically

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Posted:
When I first started poi I used to compensate for my limited knowledge of moves by poi-ing whilst dancing fast-footed hip-hip style and doing numerous pirouettes (yes, whilst doing the weave very very fast)

I tend to not do that anymore as I preferred to work on the actual poi moves before contemplating whether it'd be feasible for me to incorporate that back into it...

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Posted:
im all about drunken master style at the moment

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animatEdBRONZE Member
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Posted:
if you want inspiration on dancing with poi, watch Ros/Fluffy napalm fairy.

She's awesome.

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I've done dancing pretty much all of my life, poi for about a year. I don't really feel confident enough in my poi moves to be able to dance with them yet but I really REALLY want to learn. Any tips and advice would be great. weavesmiley

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Suibomaddict
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if you want inspiration on dancing with poi, watch Ros/Fluffy napalm fairy.

She's awesome.



I wholeheartedly 1 billion % agree. FNF is one of the top inspirations I owe my spinning style to. My thoughts are, if you want references of poi as a dancing/moving art, look for vids with Nick Woolsey, Yuta, or FNF in them.

Peace,
- Sui

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!"


CatVanVlietnewbie
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Posted:
Thanks everyone smile

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Posted:
ditto

to Suiboms posts smile

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havocangelmember
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Posted:
I never stand still while performing, never. I'm always moving, dancing, or performing acrobatics during my routines. I haven't done any real acrobatic work with fire yet. My partner is somewhat of a worry wart when it comes to safety.

One of my favorite acrobatic moves is: doing a floating crescent kick over my poi. It's a bit more difficult to crescent kick over the poi while spinning in opposition to my kick. But I'm getting there.

CatVanVlietnewbie
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Posted:
wow havo that sounds awesome!

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Posted:
 Written by: Liquifies_Through_Contact


if you want inspiration on dancing with poi, watch Ros/Fluffy napalm fairy.

She's awesome.



she is really great. im glad i went to her body movement workshop at PLAY biggrin it was great

MaaiSILVER Member
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Posted:
Ooh I would like to see that! And I would want to dance too... Dancing is my main hobby, so.

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CatVanVlietnewbie
17 posts

Posted:
Cool. I will have to work on this more than smile

Younglegendnewbie
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Posted:
Poi is the reason i want to learn a frontflip. That would look flippen sweet.

darkhorse445member
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Location: hampshire


Posted:
i love trying to dance with poi its hard to make sure you don't hit your self but when you do it looks very gd
one thing i do is a one haded cartwhell while with the free hand spin a poi !!! but i still can't do a btb chase
or any furtre
help?
p.s if i even get to get a video on here i will get one of me doing dance with poi! weavesmiley devil

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Posted:
right now im trying to do kip ups while doing the buzzsaw... which in theory work if ill get the basic kip ups confused
video of kip ups

ummm... can anyone explain to me how to do them (or can tell me if they're possible while doing poi)

Younglegendnewbie
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Posted:
the btb chase is a tough one, i suggest trying btb figure 8's first. and when you think you got the hang of that, the poi cant be in an exact wall plane unless you're really flexible. just keep at it, and practice it.

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Posted:
How about
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Sun_Puppymember
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Posted:
Eek, I can't do any btb stuff yet.

I have just started trying to incorporate some proper movement into my spinning - the only impressive(ish) thing I can pull off is a forward weave while in an arabesque position or the tree position from yoga.
I can also do plis while doing butterfly behind my head.

I knew those childhood ballet lessons would come in handy somewhere... wink

_Poiboy_PLATINUM Member
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Posted:
about the kip ups while buzzsaw, my friend was able to do them 1st try, so as soon as ill get kip ups (im pretty close) ill try it

ThepoiboyoflittledoomBRONZE Member
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Posted:
I have an idea, a 1 handed butterfly while doing a 1 handed cartwheel

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fire puppyBRONZE Member
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Posted:
Ive seen some one one time at the baech do a forword flip over a mexican weave

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Flanimal_Lovermember
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Location: Slough Massive, UK


Posted:
Newbie alert!
Still learning the basic moves, and got some good friends to teach me plus I'm finding it excellent for working out - bingo wings will be reduced to nothing in no time.. lol!

Looking forward to mastering the art!

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MrFatPoisnewbie
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Posted:
 Written by: Thepoiboyoflittledoom


I have an idea, a 1 handed butterfly while doing a 1 handed cartwheel



Ah man, tried that!

Its toughy, I cant get my head round it for some reason frown

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