Taught at: FLAME, Kinetic Fire, FireDrums, Pacific Fire Gathering
What’s your secret power?
Deep in the heart of Nova Laboratories, a young intern by the name of Ben Drexler was accidentally exposed to fantastic cosmic energies that, in the hands of a mightier person, would have given him powers beyond comprehension. Unfortunately, Ben instead wound up with the power to transform beautiful poi movement into overly verbose and utterly incomprehensible jargon. Taking his transformation to heart, this mild-mannered intern now know as “Drex” traveled the world, eradicating evil by boring to death before retiring to the fire festival circuit. Here, he has at last found a home for his power by spending his days among people who actually give a damn what the words polyrhythmic antibrid mean…god help them all.
When you aren’t a flow super hero, what is your Clark Kent alias?
I’m a full-time flow artist–making props and educating via both my YouTube channel and in-person lessons.
In my life before being a flow artist, I was a programmer, musician, human rights activist, designer, writer, and comic book artist.
What are your main classes?
- Title: Fundamentals of Tech, Part 1Description: This class is centered around demystifying tech both by focusing on the movement over the jargon as well as building up to complex movements based upon smaller and easier ones–students learn everything from basic antispins to Zan’s Diamond!
- Title: The Art of Prop PerformanceDescription: This class applies many of the lessons I’ve learned in the modern dance world over the course of the past three years to make performances with any prop move beyond trick showcases to statements by the choreographer. Come learn to tell a story or share an idea through your craft!
- Title: Intro to Sticky HybridsDescription: Explore my favorite type of poi tricks–antibrids! These tricks result when you create a relationship between one hand and the opposite poi, resulting in tricks like isolation vs cateye, static vs triquetra, and many more!
Additional Teaching: Wesleyan Winter Fire Arts, MinneFLOWta, Monkey See Monkey Do, IgNight, May Wildfire, Flow Camp, August Wildfire, Manipulation
Thanks so much! I’m really honored to be up for this 🙂
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