Started teaching Contact staff about 7 years ago in Dunedin. Since then I have developed skills with 2, 3 and 4 sticks as well as 2,3 and 4 poi. I teach annually at Circulation and Luminate Festival.
Students will learn basic formations and contact of 2 sticks in one hand which can transferred onto 3 and 4 sticks. At the end of the lesson students should have a good grip and smooth effortless motion with 2 sticks. One handed stick on stick is a great intro to multi-sticking.
Jed has a pretty face…but wait, there’s more….he’s also damn good a pretty much everything! It’s actually quite irritating. There’s almost nothing you can teach him that he doesn’t know already, or, more annoyingly, he’ll pick it up straight away and do it better than you! Don’t teach him anything. Keep your best moves to [...]
Mel O Sauras is a multi prop, multi skilled awesomeness of awesome. Her love of all things geometry is noticeable in all things she does from arts to flow arts to craft arts, She started spinning poi a couple years ago and continued on to get pretty bad ass at hoops and fans. Mel's spinning [...]
I have been spinning for around 5 years now starting with poi and dragon staff. Recently starting to learn more double staff and experimenting with different multi prop styles and loving it. Im a little quite in nature at first but open up in no time. I draw inspiration from the unknown, learning anything new [...]
Over two years ago Kaylie met a curly haired clown who introduced her to the world of prop spinning. She found this art form to be a mystery until she picked up a set of buugeng and fell in raptured with love. This began a slight romance (okay, maybe it was a serious obsession) that [...]
Jeff is one half of the Hoop Hooligans, a dynamic comedy fire duo from New Zealand. The lads love to laugh! Their shows reflect the brotherly bond of two circus hooligans, who keep audiences transfixed with a combination of spectacular tricks, and slapstick, buffoonery. Jeff is a master of minihoop manipulation and native American Hoop [...]
Hi! I'm Smilie, a living-room spinner from Brissie. Although, I do like to venture out into parks every once in a while to enjoy the feeling of grass under my feet as I play. I really like to throw things and catch them again. I try to do it over and over until it's the [...]
One toy is not enough! Inspired by a Fire show at her first festival Emerald Joy has been obsessed with the art of manipulation and has never put down her toys since. Founder of The Hoopnotic Pixies Brisbane & Sydney which started off as a Roving L.E.D Hula Hoop troupe are now performing with not [...]