FAI Tutsday – Noel Yee – Vulcan Tech Gospel – VTG

Greetings! This week, we have one from Master Splinter himself, Noel Yee.  Noel is a veritable OG of the flow arts world.  Noel is heavily involved with the Flow Arts Institute, IJA, FLAME Festival, Kinetic Fire Festival, Give Props Documentary, and a lot more behind the scenes.  Noel is currently performing in The Foreways Project, the Vulcan Crew, and SpinCo. We …

Path to Flow

This article will approach the following feeling we all have in flow arts at one point in time along our time here in this temporal playing field of flow arts.   “I have all these skills and met all these people but still feel an emptiness inside” Manipulating objects, the training and drilling portion, usually occurs alone.   We find that …

Top 10 Secret Ninja Poi Artists

Hey Readers, I have been spinning things for over a decade and have seen spinners come and go.  Some have moved on to do amazing things outside of flow.   Some have gone to build real physical bridges, become managers of fortune 500 companies or even become parents.  Their contributions to the community with their skills and knowledge often become lost …

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Flow Arts Discoveries: What is Contact Staff?

Noel Yee explains the history and uses of contact staff. Contact staff refers to spinning the staff without using the fingers or thumbs to grip the staff. Many of the modern contact staff techniques come from baton twirling community and the Chinese art of Fei-Cha. Contact Staff artists create remarkable visual effects since the staff movement seems so smooth and controlled …