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About Poppe Tsunami

Poppe hails from Bloomington, IN where she is an active member in the flow arts community through helping to organize local events, choreograph routines, perform, teach, and mentor. When she isn't spinning a prop or doing acrobatics, she does web design and development, social media, and content strategy. She hopes to use these skills to help elevate flow artists, the community, and the craft.

June 17 2015

Discoveries: The Floasis Community Center NYC

By | 2017-02-27T17:18:37+00:00 June 17th, 2015|Flow Arts Discoveries|

If you haven't heard of the Floasis in NYC, then you are in for a fantastic treat. Since 2011, this community center has been providing a legal space for spinners to come together, skill and knowledge share, plus live and work. Tara McManus is a co-founder of this space and currently manages it with Lydia [...]

June Instructor of the Month: Lux Luminous

By | 2017-02-27T17:18:37+00:00 June 15th, 2015|Instructor of the Month|

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RrB5-TCfiKE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_8VKJZgKCaA&feature=youtu.be Introducing the marvelous Lux Luminous currently based in Boston, MA. She was introduced to the flow community through the hoop in 2010 and went on to explore other props until she found the levitation wand also known as flow wand. 6 months after practicing, she added fire to her levi-wand. As co-creator [...]

FAI Exclusive on Momentum w/ Teddy Petrosky

By | 2017-02-27T17:18:37+00:00 June 10th, 2015|Flow Arts Discoveries|

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BbZhZW8uVvk Link to the Interview On the last day of Kinetic Fire, I was able to connect with Teddy. Ninja Pyrate had ever so graciously set up a coffee and water tent for public use, so we nestled in there for our interview. Teddy is an 11 year spinning veteran having started with poi, [...]

Tutsday: What the heck is Anti-Spin?

By | 2017-02-27T17:18:38+00:00 June 9th, 2015|FAI Tutsdays|

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SvfNtv1UpvI The concept of anti-spin is not prop specific. This concept explains an object’s rotation in relationship to your manipulating body part, usually the hand or the arm. When an object is moving in a circle, “anti-spin” is used to describe the object rotating in a direction opposite its movement. In simple terms, the [...]

May 12 2015

Tutsday: Timing and Direction for Flow Artists & Fire Spinners

By | 2017-02-27T17:18:40+00:00 May 12th, 2015|FAI Tutsdays|

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ybhuyl4UcIc Flow Artists, when using two props at the same time, us the terms timing and direction to refer to the relationship that the props have to one another and the visual aesthetic that they create. In short, timing and direction describe the four fundamental ways to spin your props. When spinning two props, [...]

Kinetic Fire 1st annual Championship Games, 3 FlowShows and more

By | 2017-02-27T17:18:40+00:00 May 8th, 2015|Festival Spotlight|

We did an interview with Pyrus, the General Manager for Kinetic Fire to get an insider's view of what to expect with this year's Kinetic Fire. Pyrus was one of the leading forces behind the creation and development of Kinetic Fire. He’s been involved since the beginning of it’s inception. After discovering the Flow Arts community [...]

April 28 2015

Tutsdays: Knight shows Shoulder Stretches

By | 2017-02-27T17:18:42+00:00 April 28th, 2015|FAI Tutsdays|

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ncgfCNbQ7uk&feature=youtu.be Poi Shoulder StretchAndrew Knight shows us an important shoulder stretch and reminds Flow Artists that stretching is important to maintain our bodies while we flow. Knight is a trained Yoga Alliance RYT200 instructor trained from Beth Spindler at Teach to Inspire Yoga Ediucation. Follow his youtube channel for more tutorials www.youtube.com/max65810. If you [...]

Tutsdays: Double Staff Pressure Traps & Violining

By | 2017-02-27T17:18:43+00:00 April 21st, 2015|FAI Tutsdays|

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y2r2ddiW0i8 Tyler Spades brings us some interested double staff on staff contact moves. Pressure Trap The first move is a pressure trap from Adam Lobo. You use three points of contact between your elbow, your wrist and your other wrist to freeze the staff to move. You can also do this with two staves at [...]

FAI Packing Hacking: April Video Contest!

By | 2017-02-27T17:18:43+00:00 April 20th, 2015|Photo/Video Contest|

Festival season is upon us. With FLAME down, Kinetic Fire, FireDrums, Campfire, and Pacific Fire Gathering to come. Show us your innovative packing hacking! CONTEST DETAILS Share this post. Create a 30 second video Display all your items to pack Show us how you get it all either in your backpack, car, bag, etc. you [...]

Tutsdays: Club Passing

By | 2017-02-27T17:18:43+00:00 April 14th, 2015|FAI Tutsdays|

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ur1zM2my9g4 Jeremiah Johnston and Eli March show you the basics of club passing.  Don't start with six first. Start with one each. The person you are throwing to is your target. Practice throwing to your target with one rotation of the club. The other person should not have to move at all. It's import [...]

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