Monday, February 27, 2017
February 27. Day 28. The juggle begins
a style of performing art and the equipment used for engaging in poi performance. The art, which has its origins with the Maori people in New Zealand, involves swinging tethered weights through a variety of rhythmical and geometric patterns. As if that doesn't sound dangerous enough poi artists may also sing or dance while swinging their poi. Advanced performers add fire. And I sometimes think what I juggle is impossible. I encountered a pair of young blokes practicing the poi in Musgrave Park as I was walking towards the ABC. They put on a bit of a show for me but I was told if I really wanted to see some advanced action with the fire and so on Kangaroo Point on a Sunday afternoon was the place to go.
I'll see if I can juggle a few things to fit it in