swirlygrrl
swirlygrrl

newbie
Location: Baton Rouge, LA
Member Since: 19th Dec 2006
Total posts: 34
Posted:I'm trying to open myself up to more creative movement, rather than going from trick to trick. Who inspires you in this area? If you can link to a video, that would be great!

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Mother_Natures_Son
Mother_Natures_Son

Rampant whirler.
Location: Geelong, Victoria, Australia!
Member Since: 1st Aug 2007
Total posts: 2418
Posted:Something about Pistache really works for "dancey poi" for me.

Perhaps its just a techy lady makes for a certain kind of fluidity, I dunno.


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nellpuss
nellpuss

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Location: The whales belly.
Member Since: 23rd May 2007
Total posts: 18
Posted:Hey swirlygirl, other people will probably be able to show you oloads better vids because i'm just a noob myself so i'm gonna keep an eye on this thread too.

I think Glitter Girl is awesome, it always makes me feel really good that there are non supermodel types out there that can look SO aMAZING. I LOVE this vid, its not the sort of music i am into, but i just think she looks AWESOME!!




Heres my favourite one though, i love the way Nick Woolsey moves like a mime artist in it, it is so playful. I think it shows how the simplest and subtlest of things can make a poi trick look completely different and magical....it almost looks as if there are no strings attached *feels inspired and decides to go and practice*




Hope you liked them.

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Mr Majestik
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Location: home of the tiney toothy bear
Member Since: 9th Mar 2004
Total posts: 4693
Posted:*refrains from linking to the the "OkWorlds Best Poi Spinner" thread* smile

arent i a good boy!? grin

ps. bus!


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=Flashpoint=
=Flashpoint=

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Location: in the interwebs...
Member Since: 1st Sep 2004
Total posts: 2719
Posted:Watch now, as we all catch the offtopic bus all the way to Van Diemansland.

Anyway, the thing about glitter girl's vid is that she is enjoying what she's doing very very much. Just remember to go wit da flow.

If you have studied dance at all, or other rhythmic movement, these things can be combined into a very graceful routine that will have jaws hitting the floor.

I also humbly suggest that one looks into the technical/moves part of the forum, because posting serious stuff in here always attracts the weirdies, myself included.

So anyone seen Glass?

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Durbs
Durbs

Classically British
Location: Epsom, Surrey, England
Member Since: 23rd Sep 2001
Total posts: 5688
Posted:Yeah - large props (?) to Pistache, also Maelle, though I don't know of any recent dancey poi videos of hers around at the moment - RoMaRo wasn't that dancey and My Funny Valentine's quite old...

I find GlitterGirl a little too clubby/staccatto to my tastes, but as FP said, it's done with fun and conviction which counts for a lot.

Oh yeah, who was that really hot guy who won CoL this year? I hear he mixes dance and poi well wink

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duvan
duvan

ancient oachkatzlschwoaf
Location: germany
Member Since: 13th Nov 2002
Total posts: 249
Posted:Originally Posted By: =Flashpoint=
So anyone seen Glass?

he may hate me for doing that but yah, I've seen him recently when I found this very oldskoolish vidyo grin




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UCOF
UCOF

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Member Since: 17th Apr 2002
Total posts: 15414
Posted:Aye.
That is old skool.

smile

have you seen Rubbish too? grin


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duvan
duvan

ancient oachkatzlschwoaf
Location: germany
Member Since: 13th Nov 2002
Total posts: 249
Posted:sure, I've seen them all smile
(I'm a poi geek)


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swirlygrrl
swirlygrrl

newbie
Location: Baton Rouge, LA
Member Since: 19th Dec 2006
Total posts: 34
Posted:I don't have time to check all of these out at the moment, but I'm really excited to look at when I get home. I did see the Pistache and the Nick vid. Both are amazing. I'd never heard of Pistache before. Thanks for the link! This is definitely the sort of way I'd like to learn to move with it, but with my own style.

(I'd also like to be able to use it with my bellydancing. I was going to buy the Voi DVD to see if I could pick up any ideas there, but they seem to have stopped making it. Does anyone know if there is another veil poi for bellydancers DVD out there? Or youtube vids that are particularly impressive?)

I've seen the GG clip before. I admire her skill. She has a very unique style. That's not so much the direction that I want to go in, but I enjoy watching her.

Flashpoint: I wasn't really sure where to put this, but I don't mind weirdos, being one myself. wink

Durbs: I can't wait to check out your performance! Congratulations. That must feel insane!


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Derwyn
Derwyn

Lightworker
Location: New Mexico
Member Since: 10th Jan 2009
Total posts: 88
Posted:Check out Fire Gypsy on youtube if you want to look at mixing bellydancing with poi. I think she's pretty amazing. Good luck!

"When we dance with the faeries, we dance with the reflections of our true selves and the true inner self of the world."

"If you keep thinking like that, you'll never get to meet a Unicorn."

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Irinus
enthusiast
Location: London
Member Since: 19th Apr 2006
Total posts: 222
Posted:I knew I'd find this somewhere:





Don't know who the guy that uploaded it is though?!


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Neon_Shaolin
Neon_Shaolin

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Location: Behind you. With Jam
Member Since: 13th Jul 2005
Total posts: 6120
Posted:That's Fluffy Napalm Fairy and Oli I believe...

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

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Irinus
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Location: London
Member Since: 19th Apr 2006
Total posts: 222
Posted:Yes, but who's the (to me) mystery guy that uploaded their video to YouTube???

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