Inspiration

Inspiration Sections.

Who's on this DVD then?

So far, and it is a case of so far, we have many Amazing spinners from the Bay Area. Including Noel Yee, Ian Smith, Krissy and Greg Maldonado. Many of whole have been featured on the Circles of Light international spinning competition video.

We're also going to film some of the best spinners from Europe cos you know we dig the Europeans. We've got Rob 'Bluecat' Thorburn, Cyrille and Meast from France, Eimhin from Ireland, Dai from Japan, which isn't in Europe, but nevermind, Dave Knox from FlameOz and Dan 'Pyroptix'. Those guys are from Australia but that's part of the Commonwealth so it's cool.

And then there's Meg. Yeah. Meg is on there too. She's from Scotland.


There will also be a few double staff routines for you to take inspiration from, if you are planning on making a routine.

And as a bonus feature there will be a L.A.B. section on the DVD featuring absolutely precise animations of double staff moves that you never thought were possible.

In short, it'll be fantastic. I'd buy it, if I weren't making it. :D - Meg


Performers:

Who's on this DVD then?

Sebastian Berger
Dale Anthony Fisher
Cyrille Humen
Krissy Humphreys
David Knox
Romain Marguaritte
Greg Maldonado
Dan Miethke
Dai Murata
Meghan Claire Pike
Noel Roldan-Yee
Eimhin Shortt
Ian Smith
Rob Thorburn
Hamish Tjoeng
Sean Von-Stade



Sebastian Berger

Location: Austria
Group: IFTOM, Fenfire, staffmanipulation

www.staffmanipulation.com :: sebastian@staffmanipulation.com


Balancing against the current



Dale Anthony Fisher

Location: Baltimore Maryland :: Age: 23
myspace.com/thedjbeatdown :: fisher_dale@hotmail.com


Dale is a double staff spinner to the core. Using finger spins and patterns to express himself he manipulates the staff to do almost anything he wants with it.



Cyrille Humen

Location: France, Bourg en Bresse :: Age: 21
fr.youtube.com/user/CyrilleHumen :: cyrille_humen@hotmail.com


I discovered poi 4 years ago at the EJC 2005 in Slovenia. Progressively, I felt in love of this instrument and tried to develop this art by practising a lot alone inside, and shared it in conventions with other poi players. I've still been interested by the visual side of juggling and try to play with it. Since the EJC 2007, I now manipulate some other objects, like balls, sticks, hoops and try also to manipulate a little more my body. I'm still concentrated on poi and prepare a first show who I hope will be ready for the next EJC. At work!



Krissy Humphreys

Location: Oakland, CA, USA :: Age: 23
Group: Vulcan Crew
www.vulcancrew.com :: Fyrefly84@gmail.com


Krissy began spinning fire in March of 2006, a year after moving to San Francisco. Her passion for object manipulation grew quickly, and she now enjoys spending most of her time practising and instructing. In 2007 she travelled to Paris to attend master classes (UberParis). Krissy is a co-founder and instructor for the Spinagogue instructional school and has taught workshops in Portland, Santa Cruz and all around the Bay Area. She has performed at multiple venues including The Independent Theatre, 12 Galaxies, The Supper Club SF, Mighty SF, Latitude Lounge, Club Hide, Fire Drums, and 2 years in the Burning Man Fire Conclave. Krissy currently performs with The Vulcan crew , focusing on solo, couple, and group choreography. Her skills include poi, staff, double staff, triple staff, hoop, flow wand and contact ball



David Knox

Location: London, UK :: Age: 28
www.flameoz.com :: info@flameoz.com


Dave Knox has been spinning fire for 15 years now. Originally learnt in Australia, Dave has turned fire spinning into a globe-trotting career with his internationally acclaimed group FlameOz. Dave has a belief that movement is more interesting than tricks and would like to see more people playing to their favourite music and forgetting about technique for a while!



Romain Marguaritte

AKA: Meast
Location: Paris, France
meast.fr :: meastair@hotmail.fr


Romain is one of the premier double staffers on the planet, as well as being an expert manipulator of many other props, including contact juggling, contact staff, clubs, balls and his own body. he is also a skilled graphic designer.



Greg Maldonado

Location: Oakland, CA, USA :: Age: 29
Group: Vulcan Crew/Spinagogue
www.vulcancrew.com : spinagogue.net : gregmaldonado.com:: gregmaldonado@gmail.com


Greg Maldonado is an object manipulator.  He has been places and done things.  He poses no danger to your way of life.



Dan Miethke

Location: Vienna, Austria / Melbourne, Australia :: Age: 28
www.pyroptix.com :: www.flameoz.com :: www.phoenixfiredancers.com :: dan@pyroptix.com


Dan started spinning at outdoor bush doofs in Oz. Driven by the beats to go faster, throw higher and have more fire he's now working to bring more dance and acrobatics into his style. He's currently based in Vienna training and working with Phoenix Productions in Austria, FlameOz in London and running Pyroptix Productions in Australia.



Dai Murata

Location: Japan :: Age: 31
www.zaobab.com :: dai@zaobab.com


I love spinning!! Especially Buugeng and Double staff.  1999 I start spinning Fire. After that kept spinning all over the world.



Meghan Claire Pike

Location: Edinburgh, Scotland :: Age: 26
mcp.firestaff.com :: 0.0.mcp.0.0@gmail.com


Meghan is a well known face around the Scottish and UK juggling scene and her fluid contact staff routines are always well received by jugglers and the public alike. From fast spins to graceful body rolls there's a bit of something for everyone. It is rare to see this uncommon skill executed quite so artistically.



Noel Roldan-Yee

Location: Oakland, CA :: Age: 26
www.vulcancrew.com :: noelyee@gmail.com
:: www.noelyee.com


Noel was born in New York and lives in Oakland. He loves his practice, cats, family and friends. And if you ever saw him he'd love to learn or share an idea or trick.



Eimhin Shortt


Location: Ireland / Berlin :: Age: 25
flipflop.productions@gmail.com


I was born free, taught to forget, and am learning slowly to remember through play and exploration.



Ian Smith

Location: The Vulcan, Oakland, CA :: Age: 26
www.vulcancrew.com :: ian@lumenascent.com


Ian grew up in Iowa… not much happened.  He went to college and got into modern and fire dance.  Now in the San Francisco Bay Area he choreographs and performs with the Vulcan Crew, LumenAscent Fire Troupe, Copper Lantern Fire Theater, the band Think13, Fire Pixie Entertainment, Lucid Dream Lounge, In Step Dance Theater, Capacitor, and Corpi Liquidi dance project.  He teaches fire dance with the Spinagogue, and is involved with Kindle Magazine.



Rob Thorburn

Location: UK :: Age: 28
www.robthorburn.co.uk :: rob@uberevents.org


9 years of spinning and I still can't do the move I invented in 2002 that everyone else does....



Hamish Tjoeng


Location: Sydney, Australia :: Age: 26
IRN-BRU ALL-STARS / Guerilla Glow Team :: hamish_tj@yahoo.com.au


Lost in Geometric Dreams



Sean Von-Stade

Location: San Francisco, CA :: Age: 30
flowtoys.com :: sean@flowtoys.com


Sean made his first light-staves in 1997 and has been flowing with them ever since. With a passion for movement and making things Sean's innovative lighted equipment and dance-style have taken him around the world.  Though technically minded, it is the feeling of flow, and the audience of the universe, that motivate his movement.