Spinning poi can be a way to drop into the “zone,” a moving meditation, a dance form, a challenge for right and left brain integration, a performance art, an exploration of pattern and rhythm, or simply the essence of play! Come explore how YOU connect to the grandpappy of modern flow arts, the art of poi. We’ll assume no poi knowledge and give a thorough introduction to the basics of timing and direction, turns, extensions, and ways to continue exploring on your own. Some loaner poi will be provided, but bring a set if you have them.
Claire de Luxe is a professional circus freaque specializing in fire performance, stiltwalking, and interactive dance. Claire has performed with such hitmakers as T-Pain, Wyclef, Kaskade, Afrojack, and Shpongle and is featured in the Season 9 of Lifetime’s Project Runway. She has wowed clients as diverse as Jay-Z, Bloomberg, and Miranda Kerr, dazzled crowds at events ranging from Bonnaroo to EDC to Le Cirque, and hypnotized audiences as large as 300,000.
Claire’s other passion is teaching and sharing flow arts, and she has been one of New York City’s primary flow arts teachers for the past seven years. She co-produces NYC’s theater production “The Flow Show” to help push the boundaries of the spinning art forms and help introduce it to wider audience.
Most recently, Claire has been focusing on large group choreography and creating seductive, spellbinding entertainment with her troupe, Enchanted. Watch for otherworldly circus shenanigans from Enchanted all weekend long!!