History and Benefits of Poi | Luminate Festival

History and Benefits of Poi

Workshop

Presenter: Megasol
Suitable for: All

In this workshop I plan to introduce the history of Poi to participants. I will explain the cultural significance of Maori poi. I also will introduce the benefits of poi for mental and physical health. Then I will host a bit of a skill-share of basic poi techniques.

Presenter Bio:

Meg dabbles with most of the flow props. She specialises in rope dart, poi, and dragon staff. She also co-founded the University of Canterbury Flow Club and helps run their flow nights. She has taught flow arts both at festivals and in schools!

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