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This week we have the partner poi virtuosos themselves, Justin Warren and Christina Koller. You can spot these amazing partners doing their thing in the Momentum DVD that was recently released this summer.
In this tutorial, Justin and Christina cover the partner poi transition – Pull Folds. The variations covered will help with your transitions from 3 and 4 beat partner folds and hopefully will add some entirely new elements to your performance or flow.
As Justin says in the video, in your normal 3 beat fold, one partner simply steps out of the pattern.
The variations in the video involve breaking apart that simple stepping out of the pattern and utilizing the movement in other areas of the pattern.
The result is a little tricky to catch at first glance, but pay close attention and you should be able to discern the difference.
In the Traditional Fold, there is one partner that is both turning 180° AND stepping away from their partner.
The trick with the Pull Fold is to split up the rules that make the Traditional Fold possible. One partner will turn while the other steps away and vice versa. You can take this pattern the full distance around your partner as well for an interesting effect.
There are loads of different possibilities with this technique to explore so be sure to try as many as you can.
Thanks for checking out this week’s Tutsday! We appreciate the visit!
Make sure to stay tuned for more Tutsday releases from the Flow Arts Institute every Tuesday!
Much love and many shapes,