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Practice as a Journey: The Mountain Metaphor

June 29, 2013 by

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Our experience in life is like climbing a mountain range. At some points, we’re at basecamp, at some points we’re on the road, and at some points we’re on the peak. Most of the time, we’re in the middle — sitting on the side of the mountain somewhere. It is so easy to look below […]

Flowology Mindset

June 29, 2013 by

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Flowology Mindset™ Our Invitation We invite you to adopt the Temple of Poi Flowology Mindset™. If you’re uncertain it is right for you, we encourage you to try it for a limited period and then, if you don’t like it, don’t use it. A 6 week trial commitment provides the data necessary to draw conclusions […]

Video Inspiration

June 28, 2013 by

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Earlier this month, GlitterGirl taught a C-CAP class at FireDrums and there is a great review video on line with the material available in the video below, including this special set of instructions on how to drink water. [youtube http://youtu.be/5HLNhq4LtFE] Also from FireDrums, checkout this awesome review video captured by Memory of Tiana’s Zoumer’s “Foot Breaks […]

Making Duet Practice Work: The People (Part I)

June 28, 2013 by

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A client I’ve known for years who has relocated from the Bay Area to a location that makes in person lessons infeasible wrote me a note for help this morning:  We recently started learning partner poi together and actually got a spot to perform at a show! it’s not for 9 weeks… I guess what […]

Cleaning the Glass

June 28, 2013 by

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Imagine you’re sitting with your friend at two desks and both of you are facing each other. In between the two desks is a tall piece of plexiglass. Imagine that each idea you share with your friend is encapsulated in a ball of energy which requires a soft lob over the glass. You pass, your […]

Evolution of An Artist

June 25, 2013 by

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As the community continues to grow and technique distinguished at rapid rates, here at Temple of Poi we’re feeling a dearth of conversation around performance theory and the journey of a flow artist from their entry into the community to their emergence as a dance performance artist. Perhaps, as an academy focused on dance performance […]

7 Layer Dip: Speed (Layer 4)

June 24, 2013 by

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Next up in the 7 layer dip is the exploration of speed. Just as size impacts the performance, speed will create the same effect. Often times, artists spin at one speed throughout a performance. Instead, artists might try adding a combination of micro accelerations, micro decelerations and a general sense of swelling with the music. […]