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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.

March 19 2015

Flow Arts Life Hacks: Netiquette

By | 2017-02-27T17:18:47+00:00 March 19th, 2015|Flow Arts Discoveries|

This is the second installment of our social media for flow artists series, or life hacks. Today we are discussing an underdiscussed topic in our community: netiquette. Netiquette can be understood as good online manners. While our community tends to push the boundaries and limits of physics and convention, there are still some unsaid but [...]

Discoveries: Spin More Poi with Willow Solow

By | 2017-02-27T17:18:47+00:00 March 18th, 2015|Flow Arts Discoveries|

Willow Solow has immersed himself head first into the world of the flow arts. Considering himself a poi monk, he dedicates his life to learning, educating, and serving the poi and flow arts community. He strives to create an umbrella under which all poi spinners can have a unified reference for developed and practiced conventions and frameworks [...]

FAI Tutsday: 3 Poi Stack Swaps

By | 2017-02-27T17:18:47+00:00 March 17th, 2015|FAI Tutsdays|

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lq4GVs3BB4k Eli Harrod brings us 2 useful 3 poi tricks called stack swaps. For the first trick, start a wall side weave with 3 poi in your hands . Tuck the pinky side in your armpit getting the other 2 into split-opp. Toss the thumb side back and forth between both hands by tucking the [...]

FireDrums Announcements!

By | 2017-02-27T17:18:47+00:00 March 13th, 2015|Festival Spotlight|

FireDrums is stepping it up this year bringing in internationally renowned talent like Wes Peden, Steve Bags and Valentina Martin of Twisted Orbit, Simon Jansen, and more instructors to be announced. A massive drum circle by Sambamore and the return of the firewalk led by Kevin Axtell, director of the Firewalking Center.           [...]

Social Media for Flow Artists #1

By | 2017-02-27T17:18:48+00:00 March 12th, 2015|Flow Arts Life Hacks|

It's really easy to get discouraged or distracted by social media. There are a lot of unsaid rules and a lot to manage. Hopefully this series will help you navigate the swampy lands of social and digital media to help keep you doing what you do best, whether it's keeping up with your practice, teaching, [...]

FLAME Instructor Selection Process Revealed

By | 2015-03-11T09:01:48+00:00 March 11th, 2015|Flow Arts Discoveries|

This will be the 2nd year FLAME has experimented with a voting based system for Instructor Selection. They've attempted to improve the system to bring to you the best flow festival in the Southeaster US. It is clear that the team has worked very hard to make sure that selection is fair. One main issue [...]

FAI Tutsday: Split Time Opposite Direction

By | 2015-03-10T08:25:37+00:00 March 10th, 2015|FAI Tutsdays|

Split time opposite direction is when the hands pass the bottom beats at different times and are moving in opposite directions.  Both hands meet on the sides of the body. Clapping on the sides can help this pattern make sense. This motion of this pattern feels a lot like double dutch. In addition, if you [...]

FAI Swag: Shoulster Giveaway

By | 2017-02-27T17:18:48+00:00 March 9th, 2015|FAI Swag|

Fanny packs are nice for hands free item carrying, but they still have a tendency to get in your way while spinning. Bags are cumbersome and what to do when you don't have any pockets? Introducing the shoulder holster or "shoulster" from the flow arts shop. http://youtu.be/mNO8vgYR-Kg The Shoulster bag is the perfect bag [...]

FAI Festival Spotlight: Pacific Fire

By | 2017-02-27T17:18:48+00:00 March 6th, 2015|Festival Spotlight|

Pacific Fire Gathering is a festival like no other. It's nestled at a venue that captures both the beautiful Oregon coastal forest and the Pacific Ocean beach connecting you into your practice and nature. Dates are set for September 17-20, 2015. Tickets will be on sale June 1st. Their website recently was redesigned, so check [...]

Flow Arts Life Hacks: Surviving Cabin Fever

By | 2017-02-27T17:18:49+00:00 March 5th, 2015|Flow Arts Life Hacks|

See a list version Winter is a hard time for people involved with movement, especially those of us who like props that easily break our lamps, ceiling fans, televisions.... The list goes on. When you're short on square footage in your dwelling, having an indoor meetup or classes to attend regularly can be mind saving. [...]

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