• All Purchases made this month instantly go into the draw to win a USD $ 100.00 credit to your HoP account.
 

Forums > Beginner Poi Moves > Mixing poi with dance and acrobatics??

Login/Join to Participate

CatVanVliet


newbie


Total posts: 17
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


Delete Topic

Suibom


Suibom

addict
Location: Oregon, USA

Total posts: 577
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.

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!"

Delete

_Poiboy_
GOLD Member since Jan 2004

_Poiboy_

bastard child of satan
Location: Raanana, Israel

Total posts: 1113
Posted:i can do a buzzsaw forwards roll... working on a buzzsaw backwards roll... or a backwards roll without poi basically

Delete

Neon_Shaolin
GOLD Member since Jul 2005

Neon_Shaolin

hehe, 'Member' huhuh
Location: Behind you. With Jam

Total posts: 6120
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...


"I used to want to change the world, now I just wanna leave the room with a little dignity..." - Lotus Weinstock

Delete

simta
BRONZE Member since Apr 2006

simta

compfuzzled
Location: hastings

Total posts: 1182
Posted:im all about drunken master style at the moment

"the geeks have got you" - Gayle

Delete

animatEd
BRONZE Member since Aug 2004

animatEd

1 + 1 = 3
Location: Bristol UK

Total posts: 3540
Posted:if you want inspiration on dancing with poi, watch Ros/Fluffy napalm fairy.

She's awesome.


Empty your mind. Be formless, Shapeless, like Water.
Put Water into a cup, it becomes the cup, put water into a bottle, it becomes the bottle, put water into a teapot, it becomes the teapot.
Water can flow, or it can Crash.
Be Water My Friend.

Delete

_Siege_
SILVER Member since Jan 2005

_Siege_

member
Location: I don't know anymore!!

Total posts: 181
Posted: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

Children laugh an average of 146 times a day; adults laugh an average of 4 times a day. Put more laughter in your day!!!

A few clowns short of a circus!

Damn right I'm good in bed - I can sleep for days!

Delete

Suibom


Suibom

addict
Location: Oregon, USA

Total posts: 577
Posted: Written by:

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!"

Delete

CatVanVliet


newbie


Total posts: 17
Posted:Thanks everyone smile

Delete

_Clare_
BRONZE Member since Oct 2002

_Clare_

Still wiggling
Location: Belfast

Total posts: 5967
Posted:ditto

to Suiboms posts smile


Getting to the other side smile

Delete

havocangel


member


Total posts: 53
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.


Delete

CatVanVliet


newbie


Total posts: 17
Posted:wow havo that sounds awesome!

Delete

_Poiboy_
GOLD Member since Jan 2004

_Poiboy_

bastard child of satan
Location: Raanana, Israel

Total posts: 1113
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


Delete

Maai
SILVER Member since Jul 2006

Maai

journeyman
Location: Arnhem

Total posts: 56
Posted:Ooh I would like to see that! And I would want to dance too... Dancing is my main hobby, so.

Without Poi in heaven, I won't go!

Delete

CatVanVliet


newbie


Total posts: 17
Posted:Cool. I will have to work on this more than smile

Delete

Younglegend


newbie


Total posts: 13
Posted:Poi is the reason i want to learn a frontflip. That would look flippen sweet.

Delete

darkhorse445


darkhorse445

member
Location: hampshire

Total posts: 29
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


"O villain, villain, smiling, damned villain!"
shakespeare

Delete

_Poiboy_
GOLD Member since Jan 2004

_Poiboy_

bastard child of satan
Location: Raanana, Israel

Total posts: 1113
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)


Delete

Younglegend


newbie


Total posts: 13
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.

Delete

Glåss
BRONZE Member since Mar 2017

Glåss

The Ministry of Manipulation
Location: Bristol

Total posts: 2523
Posted:How about
Spinning in Paris

There just isn't Enough Danae on HOP nowdays. biggrin


Delete

Sun_Puppy


member


Total posts: 31
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


Delete

_Poiboy_
GOLD Member since Jan 2004

_Poiboy_

bastard child of satan
Location: Raanana, Israel

Total posts: 1113
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

Delete

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

Hey you, yeah you, I KNOW WHERE YOU LIVE!!!! MUAAAAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!

I like saying that.

Delete

fire puppy
BRONZE Member since Apr 2005

fire puppy

member
Location: washington

Total posts: 69
Posted:Ive seen some one one time at the baech do a forword flip over a mexican weave

the Only good way to quit smoking is to cut your arms off, but then how would you drink coffee?

Delete

Flanimal_Lover


member
Location: Slough Massive, UK

Total posts: 43
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!


Poi-er to the People!

Delete

MrFatPois


newbie


Total posts: 1
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


Delete