Weird Science :: Drex's Poi Blog

Welcome to my tech poi blog! Here you'll find more than a year's worth of experiments in motion with a juggling and dance tool called poi. If you like what you see, I take requests for videos and always love to hear feedback. Please leave comments!

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Revolutionary Motion 2017 Auditions

Revolutionary Motion is DC's premiere fire spinning troupe and we're about to begin our 2017 season. This year we'll again have two projects: Burning Man fire conclave and a fall stage performance and we'd love to add you to our roster!

Every year RevMo becomes far more than a fire troupe--the people you spend time with will become your friends and family over the course of the year, creating powerful relationships and connections that work both inside the rehearsal space and outside.

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3 Poi Dance Combos for all Skill Levels

Learned a few poi tricks and now trying to figure out how to string them together into transitions, dance, or flow? Check out this new video! I've written 3 move combos that feature tricks I've been covering in my 1-minute tutorial series. I've included one for every skill level and each builds upon the work of the previous combo. The last combo also incorporates footwork and dance to make the combo performance-worthy!

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Shapes vs Momentum in Poi Dance

For the past two years I've been struggling to come up with a way to teach poi/dance integration on my YouTube Channel and I've finally struck upon a format that I like! Every month I'll be posting a new video blog covering a topic in flow arts and dance fusion--I'm hoping that by posting the way I'm learning myself that it'll help many of you find ways of merging the two together as well :)

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Top 10 Favorite Poi Spinners of 2016 Vote Rundown

The top 10 favorite poi spinners of 2016 video is out! This is the fifth year of this project and like every year, this one broke many of the rules I'd come to believe about how the vote count sorts out. First and most important (to me) is that this is the first year that two women have made the list! Ever since we had a list of 10 men I've badly wanted to see more women crack into the top 10 and this was the year I finally got my wish.

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2016 in Retrospect

2016 has been a really incredible year in so very many different ways. Now that it's nearly over, I wanted to share some of my highlights from this year with you all :)

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New Poi Course!

Available for the first time to the general public! If you've picked up many of the basics of poi and are looking to deepen your knowledge, this course will take you through crossers, isolations, hybrids, and so much more. This 11-part series will guide you from the world of beginner poi into intermediate spinning.

Purchase the full series here!

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Luminancer Update

I did a video on Luminancer several months ago in my series on how to create light trails on your spinning footage, but they recently came out with an update so I wanted to do another video on what’s changed and what hasn’t.

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ePoi Review

ePoi are Emazing Light’s entry into what I’ve come to think of as the kind of mid-market poi that hover around the $100 dollar mark and meet some or all of the following criteria:

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Flow[space] - Drex Poi

Back in September, a gentleman named Johari Kazura from Starlight Academy in Singapore came through the Flow Space right after Burning Man just like I did. He had with him a gimbal-mounted camera rig and we spent an afternoon playing with it in the Flowspace.

 

 

 

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Tutorial: Double Staff 8-Step CAP Recipe

I know it’s been a while since I’ve done a double staff video, but recently I had a Skype lesson with a double staff spinner who wanted to know all about 8-step CAPs and I realized that it’d make a great topic for a video! Specifically, we covered how you can create a variety of different 8-step CAPs with a very simple recipe.

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