WHAT IS POI?
Poi is a performance art
in which a ball or balls suspended from a length of flexible material, usually
a plaited cord, are held in the hand and swung in circular patterns. Poi has
developed many forms used worldwide as a hobby, exercise, or performance art
alongside juggling and forms of object manipulation.
Poi performances are undertaken in darkness to dramatic effect with poi including a light source, such as UV-sensitive materials, LED lights, or chemical glow sticks. Performers often employ brightly colored, contrasting poi to distinguish their performance, enhance aesthetics, and emphasize pattern; to this end, tails and streamers may be attached to poi. Poi performances are popular at music festivals and events.
I provide Fire and Light entertainment for all types of events or occasions in the form of poi dancing. I invite you to explore my site and send me an email to discuss the needs of your event!
One fire dancer not enough? I have many colleagues who work with various other props, such as hula hoop, staff, sabres, buugeng, and juggling. All of which can also be done with fire!
I am located in Edmonton, Alberta, but I will
travel if needed. I have gone as far as Grand Prairie and Saskatoon for shows.
Some of the recent events I have performed at:
Act A Fool
SpinMilk (Workshop and Performance Showcase)
Rock City's Mardi Gras Full Moon Party
Fort Edmonton Park Spooktacular
Edmonton Valley Zoo's Howl-o-wiener Roast