Join Srikanta, Jen & Laura for staff, hula-hoop & poi spinning workshops in Montpellier. These two-hour workshops are open to all levels of dancers/ spinners. We’ll be offering a varied curriculum with options for beginner to advanced.
Watch the Poi & Staff Workshop Trailer:
Poi & Staff with Jen & Srikanta
Srikanta was the first Contemporary Fire Dancer featured by the Cirque du Soleil (2007-2010), performing over 700 shows using fire poi, fire staff, double fire staff & double fire swords. He has 20 years of experience fire dancing including his position of Fire Dancing Coach and Lead Fire Dancer for Cirque Du Soleil.
Jen has been teaching & performing alongside Srikanta since 2010. As a trained ballerina & contemporary dancer she brings a unique dance-based perspective to the artform.
Together, the couple combine fire dance technique with martial arts, acrobatics & dance to create dynamic fire shows. Likewise, they teach their students to incorporate full-body movement, stage presence, dance & even acrobatics into their performances.
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About the Poi & Staff Workshops
- Warm up & Review of Basic and Intermediate Patterns
- Technique: Learning new patterns & tricks
- Fluidity & Dance: Transitions, combining movements to make sequences or choreography
- Floor Portion: Full body movement, dance & acrobatics
Hula Hoop with Laura
Laura is a passionate and dedicated artist with multiple skills & has performed for several well-known international companies such as Cirque Eloize and Magma Fire theater. She combines the fire arts, contemporary circus & dance to create elegant and graceful performances. She has 5 years of intensive circus training at the Quebec Circus School (Canada) & 2 years experience as a social circus coach for the Cirque du Soleil, where she developed her teaching and physical movement techniques.
Certified to teach circus in France since 2009, Laura has gone on to teach fire dancing, circus and more particularly hula hoop around the globe, from Montreal in Canada to Gili Air in Indonesia. Drawing upon her diverse experience as a multi-disciplinary circus artist & teacher, Laura has developed original hula hoop techniques & a curriculum which combines dance, juggling and acrobatics.
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Can’t make it/ Can’t get enough?
Consider joining us in Sommieres from May 17-23 for a special week-long poi, staff & hula hoop retreat designed to assist artists with creating their own fire dance or light dance acts.. Included are poi, staff & hoop workshops, assisted creation time with seasoned pros and a video shoot so that students leave with images with which to sell their new or perfected show. In 2020 we’ll also be teaching poi & staff retreats with Vojta in Bali & Spain. Join us!