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thepillow
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Member Since: 21st Sep 2008
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Posted:When i was at a psytrance festival i saw two people poying together. They would each have one poi and they would intertwine their arms in a very cool fashion while spinning. I have been trying to look for tutorials on poi with duos on youtube, but i couldnt find any. Does any of you know some good tut's on this?


Mother_Natures_Son
Mother_Natures_Son

Rampant whirler.
Location: Geelong, Victoria, Australia!
Member Since: 1st Aug 2007
Total posts: 2418
Posted:I dunno where any of that kind of junk is, but its not complicated stuff. Trial and error should help you out there. Its not about technicality, it tends to be about coordination between yourself and your partner.

hug


aston
aston

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Location: South Africa
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Posted:Also, getting someone who can work well with your way of poiing.

'We're all mad here. I'm mad, you're mad." [said the Cat.]
"How do you know I'm mad?" said Alice.
"You must be," said the Cat, "Or you wouldn't have come here."
- Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures In Wonderland


Mother_Natures_Son
Mother_Natures_Son

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Location: Geelong, Victoria, Australia!
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Posted:Yes... someone you can get comfy with, also. Think planes, timing, these are what you need to coordinate.

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DaG
DaG

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Location: Brisvegas
Member Since: 21st Jun 2005
Total posts: 156
Posted:Thread the needle works really well in duo and your arms 'intertwine'.

If you wanted to learn it, just break down a TTN, you take one arm and your partner takes the other.
(I also find it helps at first if one person threads around the other for a few beats)

I think you can do most movements if you break them down in this way grin
Weaves work well.
So can hyperloops.





IceAngel
IceAngel

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Location: Melbourne
Member Since: 7th Nov 2004
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Posted:There's a few really good videos of this at www.feuershow.de

From the main site click the british flag next to 'tutorials' at the bottom left of the screen.

Then click 'poi and friends'

Then 'duo tricks'

They have backwards and forwards thread the needle, 3 beat and 5 beat weaves.

On youtube there are also quite a few vids that use duo acts to good effects. Most of them are more just coordinated acts but some have a few interactive moves that could be good for ideas. I'll have to have a look and find them again



thepillow
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Member Since: 21st Sep 2008
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Posted:Thanks iceangel, that's what i was looking for!! And also thx to all other replies. cheers!


IceAngel
IceAngel

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Location: Melbourne
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Posted:Glad to help smile
Here are two vids that I remember being good for ideas. Not sure whether there were many actual combined moves but they were nicely choreographed:








IceAngel
IceAngel

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Location: Melbourne
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Total posts: 41
Posted:and of course:




meshunderlay
meshunderlay

Juggler/Spinner
Location: Hicksville, New York, USA
Member Since: 15th Sep 2008
Total posts: 612
Posted:awesome. I hate to be corny, but.... That was "hot".... Sorry, it's late and my mind is easily amused by bad humor.


DyamiTK
DyamiTK

beginner forever
Location: Santa Cruz, Ca
Member Since: 11th Mar 2008
Total posts: 159
Posted:
The way I see it, poi (or any related prop dance) can be a partner dance just like any traditional partner dance. With that assumption I began to think, how do we interact? We have synchronization (which is easy if we have a sense of rhythm and timing), leading and following, superimposing (like Yuta and Ronan's flowers), mirroring, sparring, whatever.
The main aspects of traditional partner dancing I've noticed so far which make it work are that there is a leader which gives cues and there are a specific set of moves which both partners know.

I haven't worked out exactly how to give the same kind of singles with poi since we do not really touch but I have started writing out set of moves. I have noticed a few distinct categories of poi interactions but I haven't thought of good names for them yet so I'll just write out the list I have so far. This is how I refer to the moves and more then likely will not make sense to everyone. So I am happy to give further descriptions.

(each partner does one side/hand of a move)
- wall plane weave at each side,
- arm wraps from wall plane weave at sides,
- wall plane thread the needle at each side,
- spiral wraps (perpendicular with hands pointing towards each other or at sides with hands pointing same direction),
- air wraps,
- hyperloops,

(poi move around each other)
- butterfly reels,
- butterfly (facing same direction or each other),
- partner crossers (hug),
- shoulder-hip reels (same direction) to spin 180 around each other,
- corkscrew matrix,

(poi stall around each other)
- vertical stalls into butterfly hug,
- skip and stall,
- opposite/same direction stalls over-under arms (side planes):
- inside 5 beat weave,

- back to back weave in side planes,
- back to back weave (180 in wall plane),
- face to face behind the back weave
- face to face behind the back waistwrap (180 weave)
- buzzsaw back bend,
- thread the needle back bend,
- back to back horizontal buzzsaw rotating,

- superimposed flower patterns,
- rising/falling buzzsaw column,
- tossing,
- partner balancing,
- pass poi from weave (one set),

and some inspiration:

Barefoot Fire: Fire Poi Duet (w/ Marina)




Barefoot Fire: 05/06 Poi- Staff- Swords




Nick and Yuta #2: (Fire) Poi Story




Camb Burn Yourself Battlefinale 2006




Yuta & Ronan - Poi Interactions





Mother_Natures_Son
Mother_Natures_Son

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Location: Geelong, Victoria, Australia!
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Posted:If we're moving into stuff like this don't forget




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IceAngel
IceAngel

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Location: Melbourne
Member Since: 7th Nov 2004
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Posted:thanks - hadn't seen a few of these smile


Shao
Shao

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Location: Poland
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Posted:i have some of duet video. I hope it might be interesting wink




Sombra the art of flames


IceAngel
IceAngel

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Location: Melbourne
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Posted:that was so beautiful!
thanks so much smile very inspiring!



DyamiTK
DyamiTK

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Location: Santa Cruz, Ca
Member Since: 11th Mar 2008
Total posts: 159
Posted:Yes! It can be done, yay!

I want more



Darken
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Location: Las Vegas, NV
Member Since: 13th Oct 2008
Total posts: 59
Posted:I recently began choreography of a new duo routine using FLOWTOYS!!

I dont want to toot my own horn, cause im positive some of you PWN me.

But damn, its gorgeous.

The moves themselves are dazzling, the problem isnt so much the execution as the timing. I find the beauty of the show to be 20% complexity, 80% symmetry.

The worst part of it being, after about 4 hours of practice, we have about 30 seconds of show.

But theyre the most beautiful 30 seconds ive ever been a part of.

I <3 duo poi.


"if you dont have anything nice to say, dont say anything at all."

-Golden Rule

"F*ck you. I spin fire."

-Darkens 3rd law


DyamiTK
DyamiTK

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Location: Santa Cruz, Ca
Member Since: 11th Mar 2008
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Posted:repetition is ok, or even the same moves in a different sequence.


Alexcou
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Posted:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vh3HWx1ozrY
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about 3 or so minutes in

great video all the same though.



Shao
Shao

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Location: Poland
Member Since: 12th Nov 2006
Total posts: 25
Posted:Me and Tintale are prepering a tutorial of duo tricks. We made today a video of some tricks, but we didn't focused at basic moves only some advanced. Im confusing to make tutorial of basic moves too, but on fireshow.de there are some good basic moves, so i don't know is it needed to make baseic tricks in our tutorial.

Sombra the art of flames


FireTom
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Posted:*unwraps the content of another thread, called "Partner Poi"*

Guys, I like "partner poi" over "poi duo" - but wth wink





link to Goldo's thread about the partner poi vid

and this one DynamiTK just posted smile





*popcorn anyone?*


the best smiles are the ones you lead to wink


feelscape
feelscape

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Location: bremen, germany
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Posted:i liked the second one also :))


IceAngel
IceAngel

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Location: Melbourne
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Posted:wow! hadn't seen that first one smile so awesome!


Shao
Shao

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Location: Poland
Member Since: 12th Nov 2006
Total posts: 25
Posted:hi Everyone smile
Here is new video of me and Tintale. There are not so much new duo technic, but i hope You can find something interesting.




Sombra the art of flames


Sister Eleven
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Posted:re: the second video-- I loved stall work already, but seeing synchronized stalls? DROOL.

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donjugan
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Posted:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dn-fea6LkHw&feature=related
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second beep beep video .. its awesomee



Alan_OCallaghan
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Member Since: 29th Apr 2009
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Noelski
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Member Since: 23rd Dec 2005
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Posted:Well here's some Vulcan Partner Poi Smack Downs....